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Columbia Common - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

04-28-2013 00:30:13 | More by jkrich
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North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
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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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

04-24-2013 03:45:43 | More by kickerofelves
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

04-21-2013 21:11:37 | More by kylehay2004
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

04-18-2013 01:43:52 | More by ChrisL24481
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

04-15-2013 01:04:08 | More by jera1350
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

04-13-2013 13:39:57 | More by Noelito76
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3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
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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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

04-11-2013 08:01:59 | More by grubefresh
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

04-10-2013 07:35:07 | More by BKotch
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
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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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

04-04-2013 23:24:02 | More by Texasfan549
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3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
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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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.11/5  rDev +18.1%
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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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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Columbia Common from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.