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Columbia Common - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: welldigger888 on 12-29-2012)
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -64.1%

12-05-2013 04:36:14 | More by NonicPanic
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tmbgnicu

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -49.7%

07-14-2014 02:22:45 | More by tmbgnicu
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apasternak

District of Columbia

2/5  rDev -42.5%

05-08-2013 22:23:47 | More by apasternak
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -42.5%

10-07-2013 19:27:46 | More by brez8791
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -42.5%

04-08-2013 20:34:58 | More by JAHMUR
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DSkilling

California

2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

06-25-2013 07:46:38 | More by DSkilling
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jamiecoppin

North Dakota

2.48/5  rDev -28.7%

Poured from 12oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Appearance: pours a beautifully clear copper color with a bountiful head that dissipated quickly

Smell: pretty disappointing aromatics. Not a whole lot going on. Just a generic grainy scent with a hint of citrus

Taste: Crisp and grainy. The taste does not linger for more than a second.

Mouthfeel: very thin

Overall: I'm not a lager guy and this does nothing to convert me. This beer offers me nothing to get excited about. It tastes as about generic and boring as this review.

Serving type: 12oz bottle

03-02-2013 22:08:07 | More by jamiecoppin
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switzer

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

06-22-2013 23:39:27 | More by switzer
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The_Craft_Deviant_Rob

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

05-22-2014 00:43:40 | More by The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
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Noelito76

New York

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

04-13-2013 13:39:57 | More by Noelito76
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BESTIALEX

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

04-09-2014 00:36:56 | More by BESTIALEX
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OldSmaug

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

06-28-2014 02:37:26 | More by OldSmaug
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trytoketchup

Arizona

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

12-06-2013 23:33:28 | More by trytoketchup
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fuhkyou

Idaho

2.55/5  rDev -26.7%

This beer is a complete bore. Tastes like something one would find in a case of Kirkland generic beer from Costco. I can't believe this sells for the same price as Deschutes offerings in the supermarket. Widmer was on my no no list for years... they just hit the reset button.

02-13-2014 21:49:33 | More by fuhkyou
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hudsonskunk

Indiana

2.58/5  rDev -25.9%

Appearance on this beer is extremely clear and crisp. I wish this beer was as satisfying as its looks. Head was light and barely present even directly after pour. Color resided somewhere inbetween a light to medium amber hue.

Smell gave off a slight sour note, with lots of malt. The main components I picked out were an aromatic, or biscuit malt attached with a wandering earthy stench, this was mainly experienced when smelling, not while drinking.

Taste was about as boring as a newcastle that has been sitting out in the fridge for a few weeks. The beer was carbonated properly and extremely fresh, but there was just absolutely nothing redeeming about the taste of this beer. When taking a sip, the bitterness of the malt and hops are paired extremely well, only to be let down with the faint taste of acidity and absolutely no lingering aroma of hops.

The mouthfeel of this beer was light, and barely present. I struggled to not drink this beer extremely quickly as it went down like a glass of carbonated spring water.

Overall for 3.25 a pint, I don't feel let down, but I will not be trying this beer again unless it is in a bottle and it is free.

04-15-2014 17:12:12 | More by hudsonskunk
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KlayWey

Idaho

2.75/5  rDev -21%

05-23-2013 14:04:37 | More by KlayWey
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jsprain1

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -21%

11-19-2013 04:20:52 | More by jsprain1
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skyisland

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -21%

04-29-2013 04:23:06 | More by skyisland
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wrightst

Maryland

2.76/5  rDev -20.7%

Good name for this one. Not a bad beer, well above the adjunct axis of evil - you know who I mean. But in the current craft environment, this just blends in. It's even on the label - common.
The look is of any spring ale, maibock, pilsner, etc., which is to say medium to dark, but as I like to say, you don't drink the look.
Smell and taste are indistinct, this beer does not want to stand out. I won't call it lazy, but it certainly is not working very hard. I'm not asking them to put cherry blossoms or grass nibs in the fermentation - I don't need a beer to be so exotic, but a range of flavors would be nice. There is a mild hint of grass, citrus or pine, but not much. More malt than hops, in fact very little hop aroma or flavor at all.
Widmer is in the Redhook Kona Pyramid family of beers and they are starting to seem like the GM of beers to me. Decent, working vehicles, some really good, but there's a whole lot of overlap between them leaving you to wonder, if there wasn't a label on the bottle, could you tell the difference?
Drink Beer, Be Happy!
Cheers!

05-24-2013 01:06:12 | More by wrightst
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -13.8%

03-09-2013 22:17:28 | More by woodchipper
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mahanson08

Oregon

3/5  rDev -13.8%

04-05-2014 03:07:38 | More by mahanson08
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trocketsauced

New York

3/5  rDev -13.8%

03-06-2014 02:51:32 | More by trocketsauced
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jheezee

Texas

3/5  rDev -13.8%

03-07-2014 00:44:15 | More by jheezee
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TheMrFarnham

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -13.8%

07-16-2013 17:03:02 | More by TheMrFarnham
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.8%

03-31-2014 01:16:07 | More by mikefuski17
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Columbia Common from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.