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Columbia Common - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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218 Ratings
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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.7%
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:
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(Beer added by: welldigger888 on 12-29-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Chucker17, Feb 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

hsus0225, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A finger of head on a medium straw colored body.
The aroma smells like a sack of grain, which is nice enough.
A light, dry bitterness; with a mild sweet note and a medium dry, grain finish.
The texture is crisp and light with moderate carbonation.
A flavorful but still light ale.

Fatehunter, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of cutout
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

cutout, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Apperance: medium orange hue with a haze-free body and a moderate effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy ivory foam with moderate retention. Not too bad.

Smell: toasty malt aroma with a very yeasty/bready character. There's a resiny twist at the end which may be the hops. Mostly clean, but a little bit raw if you're not expecting it.

Taste: much like the aroma, but a little bit rounder and more finished in general. Creamy, yeasty flavor to which the toasty malt provides a little contrast; the hops are kind of minty and resiny, and bitterness is on the low side but still balanced.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a well-integrated carbonation and a pretty big, satisfying creaminess. I like it.

Overall: while this beer seems a little rough around the edges, it's actually not a bad example of the style. This beer is worth a try if you are into the style and want to expand beyond Anchor Steam Beer.

flagmantho, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of avalon07
3.94/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a clear texture. There was a half inch of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Fair lacing.

S: An okay, if somewhat underwhelming, aroma of malt and light hops.

T: More than anything else, malt was the centerpiece of the flavor. It's not overbearing, but certainly very present. Also had light malt and a citrus element as well. A solid, light flavor.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a lively, yet smooth, finish. Light-bodied.

O: While this beer won't win any points for originality or complexity, it is refreshing and easy to like. Drinkable.

avalon07, Jan 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

awalsh, Jan 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

cliff1066, Jan 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

SocalKicks, Jan 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Halcyondays, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of vkv822
3.79/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz : tulip

Pours a clear, copper color with a craggy, foamy white head. Good retention, and spotty lacing.

Quite grassy, floral spicy hop notes, blends with some weizen yeast notes and biscuit malts.

Biscuity, pale malts upfront in the taste, followed by grassy hops.

Medium body, active, bubbly carbonation.

An enjoyable steam beer, well suited for spring and easy drinking.

vkv822, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of Murrhey
3.64/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Paired with a ham sandwich. Expectations are low. Reviewed live.

A- Two and a half finger foamy white head. Thick and fluffy. Decent retention. Peaked white lacing that clings high on the glass. Light brown with very high clarity. Looks like a typical California Common but with a nice head.

S- Light grains, the malts are subtle. Grassy. Hoppiness is slight, but rather inviting. Not a very pungent or complex smell at all.

T- Flavor is slightly hoppier than the nose lets on. Some toasted malts and floral, grassy hoppiness. Earthy and richer than the nose.

M- Smooth and well balanced. Wet with a moderately dry finish.

O- Above average. Cool and refreshing with a nice spring hop taste to it.

Murrhey, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of barczar
3.74/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brilliant light copper color with a dense one inch cream head that slowly dissipates, leaving holy lacing.

Grain, malt, and floral hops form the initial aroma.

Flavor is fairly grainy, grassy, and floral. Slight toasted malt backbone and hints of citrus lead to a tad bitter finish.

Body is moderate, with carbonation a touch high.

Very sessionable beer, but nothing outstanding.

barczar, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Kopfschuss, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.74/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up tonight at the COOP... Poured into my slim tulip glass.. clear light amber/orange... short lasting eggshell head really doesn't leave much in the way of lacing or a cap.

Nose is pale malt with a nice toast punch... hoppiness is an odd but inviting mix of floral and grassy elements.

Flavor pretty much mirrors the nose with a decent finish of toasted malt and the above hop notes that weigh heavier on the grassy side of things.

Body is a solid medium, especially for such a low ABV beer... carbonation is light/medium.

Tasty and very drinkable.. I will buy it again.

3.5/3.75/3.75/3.75/3.75

JohnGalt1, Jan 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

Rhettroactive, Jan 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

CoryR, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of welldigger888
4.03/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brilliantly crystal clear garnet hued amber gold color that has an off white head leaving some lacing as the head went rather quickly.

Wonderful earthy hoppiness seems to dominate a rather grainy malty goodness that has some caramel sweetness. Good stuff here for sure.

Very earthy spicy noble like hop that has a firm bitterness and a nice sweet caramel malty graininess that screams to be consumed.

Nice and solid medium mouth feel here that is nice and sessionable .

Solid brew from a solid brewer, I enjoyed and will buy all I can get.

welldigger888, Dec 29, 2012
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Columbia Common from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.