Columbia Common - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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225 Ratings
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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.74%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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Oregon, United States

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

Availability: Spring

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(Beer added by: welldigger888 on 12-29-2012)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

pours out a murky bronze colour with a thin light tan head. sparse lace. sweet maltiness on the nose with a slight butter and herb accent accented by some grassy notes. the grassy and herbal hop profile carries over to the taste, providing a pleasantly bitter bite that easily balances out the residual sweetness. malt base is meekly sweet showing off a touch of burnt sugar and toasted bread. a fair body for a lower ABV steam beer with a unique mouthfeel that teeters back and forth between sugary sweet and coarsely bitter. nice drinkability. has a session aspect to it.

overall, a rather flavourful brew imbedded within a unique style. sublimely balanced and nuanced. i'd like to sample this on tap.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap in standard pint glass at perfect temperature 48-50 degrees

Appearance: beautiful amber color with 1.5-2 finger head.

Smell: Dry hopped, floral, touch of citrus, wheat malt

Taste: touch of mango, with a dry spicy finish. hoppy but very flavorful

Mouthfeel: nice carbonation, good balance.

Overall; definitely a nice spring beer that has a lively taste and a surprising hoppy note.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I enjoyed this from the 12oz brown bottle in a teku chilled, purchased at Brass Rail bottled on Feb 3 2014.

The color is deep amber bordering on bronze with light chill haze, but thick proud head of white with very fine bead with great retention, the lace sticks in a web formation. The smell is very herbal from the hops with slight grainy odor with earthy yeast element adding a light spice ester. The feel is moderately carbonated with gentle bitterness and mild sweetness with a toasted grain texure and light hint of yeast fruitiness with semi-dry finish.

The flavor starts peppery and herbal from the hops which bring out a sort of earthy complimentary malt element with lager-like yeast flavors bringin some mineral elements along with toastiness in the malt and a light almond-like nutty sweetness with a subtle caramel or vienna flavor which compliments the yeast and adds a bit of depth. Overall I would not say this is the best example of the style, but it is better than average in most regards including drinkability...I would try this on draft.

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Columbia Common from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.