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Columbia Common - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
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202 Ratings
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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | 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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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear medium orangish amber in color with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation along with some orange and copper highlights. The beer has a finger tall off-white head that slowly reduces to a medium to large patch of thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted malts with earthy hops.

T: Upfront there a light to moderate flavors of toasted malts with light to moderate flavors of grassy and earthy hops. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness are present.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Fairly dry throughout.

O: A style that I do not come across very often but I do enjoy trying when I get the chance - a little dryer than I would have expected for the style but enjoyable and sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 00:03:48 | More by dbrauneis
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kickerofelves

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

04-24-2013 03:45:43 | More by kickerofelves
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

04-21-2013 21:11:37 | More by kylehay2004
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-18-2013 01:43:52 | More by ChrisL24481
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-15-2013 01:04:08 | More by jera1350
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Weekiwachee

Antarctica

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

04-14-2013 17:51:18 | More by Weekiwachee
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Noelito76

New York

2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

04-13-2013 13:39:57 | More by Noelito76
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a clear amber color with a one finger off white head that has a moderate level of persistence. The head fades after a few minutes of time to leave a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is a mix of a more grainy smells with some lighter roasted malt and bready smells. With these aromas are some lighter notes of a more citrus and floral hop smell mixed with the lightest amount of a caramel sweetness.

Taste – The taste begins with a more bready flavor mixed with some caramel sweetness. There is a little bit of a roasted malt flavors more toward the middle of the taste along with some hop of a more grapefruit citrus variety. At the end, more hop flavors come to the tongue, this time of a more grassy flavor, which in the end leave a lightly hopped and crisper malty flavor to be left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. Both are rather nice for making a crisp and rather easy drinking brew as this one is meant to be.

Overall – While not a flavorful powerhouse, it does have a nice easy drinking and refreshing taste with just enough complexity to not be boring, but not too much too take away from its more session like (at 4.7 % abv) and easy drinking qualities.

Serving type: on-tap

04-12-2013 01:32:36 | More by Darkmagus82
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grubefresh

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

04-11-2013 08:01:59 | More by grubefresh
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BKotch

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-10-2013 07:35:07 | More by BKotch
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -42.7%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-08-2013 00:21:04 | More by pkalix
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

04-07-2013 20:56:12 | More by kjkinsey
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TheSixthRing

California

3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a clear, dark golden amber with an off-white, finger width head. Fair retention. Leaves a broken layer of microbubbles on the surface, while lacing is spotty at best.

Smell - Lightly toasted bread, hints of caramel, light pepper, subdued hops coming across as floral.

Taste - Strong overtones of caramel sweetness met by an addition of toasted bread, touches of honey and moderate grass hop character . Bittersweet finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Nice bite. Goes down with near buttery smoothness.

Overall - Nice take on the style, though I'm not big on the style to begin with. Much like the Ninkasi Spring Reign I had last night, this does well as a spring seasonal release. Easy drinker. Downright sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 01:54:15 | More by TheSixthRing
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

04-04-2013 23:24:02 | More by Texasfan549
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Lgunitas mason jar.

This style isn't quite as common as the name would suggest... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunset bronze topped by a short finger of off-cream foam. The nose comprises flowers, light wheat, a touch of funky wheat, and a light dusting of powdered sugar. The taste holds notes of mild biscuit, greens, light grass, flowers, and a twinge of nougat (yeah, I'm not sure where that came from, either). The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a pretty nice little steam beer, something I could see seasonal drinkers really digging in the sunshiny months.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 20:56:13 | More by TMoney2591
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powdersoldier

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

04-01-2013 17:15:50 | More by powdersoldier
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secondtooth

Indiana

4.11/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lovely, rich amber, with fine a tri-finger head. Lovely spoke-style lace, as well.

Nose is crisp grains and grassy hops. Perfect aroma for a proper lager, so points here, too!

Taste is very palate-pleasing, with a light body but full of flavor. I get enough citrus hops and bready malts to be an ideal balance for a session-style spring lager. Very enjoyable and well-done!

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 22:04:01 | More by secondtooth
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

03-31-2013 01:56:03 | More by mattparsons
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Frankinstiener

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

03-30-2013 03:05:29 | More by Frankinstiener
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metter98

New York

3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear light amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that gradually died down, leaving lots of lacing down the sides of the glass and a thick layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of earthy hops are present in the nose along with some hints of toasted malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of toasted malts plus earthy and grassy hops along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied and quite dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The dryness persists through the finish.
O: This beer may not appeal to mainstream beer drinkers, but it's very good considering the style. I really enjoyed the aromas and flavors imparted by the Columbus hops and the dryness.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 00:25:11 | More by metter98
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev -14%

03-26-2013 22:15:05 | More by Whiskeydeez
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stealth

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-24-2013 02:45:55 | More by stealth
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rlb49

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-22-2013 20:13:43 | More by rlb49
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zeff80

Missouri

3.76/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Poured out a clear copper color with a one-finger, off-white head of foam. It left some sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled floral with a malty/bready backbone.

T - It tasted somewhat spicy with notes of sweet bread and caramel.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a good steam beer, maybe even better than the original.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 02:42:31 | More by zeff80
Columbia Common from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.