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Columbia Common - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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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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Ratings: 211 | Reviews: 48 | Display Reviews Only:
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

04-04-2014 20:15:13 | More by cbcrunch
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.8%

03-31-2014 01:16:07 | More by mikefuski17
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

03-25-2014 23:05:05 | More by bumchilly25
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williahd

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

03-16-2014 00:18:54 | More by williahd
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valkyre65

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

03-11-2014 02:19:13 | More by valkyre65
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

03-10-2014 22:08:34 | More by Smarty_Pints
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

03-10-2014 18:11:05 | More by OregonGrown7
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

03-10-2014 04:36:08 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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morrowd3

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

03-09-2014 05:07:05 | More by morrowd3
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jheezee

Texas

3/5  rDev -13.8%

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

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

03-02-2014 04:11:04 | More by EvanWilliams
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

02-26-2014 03:17:04 | More by crowsnest
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justinm4bama

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

02-26-2014 02:16:43 | More by justinm4bama
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Eighty

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

02-24-2014 21:46:53 | More by Eighty
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.53/5  rDev +1.4%

Appearance- Pours up a decent amount of head which has pretty good retention. The head is pure, cotton-white while the body is a medium amber that appears as a pale to medium amber when held up to the light. Fair amount of lacing.

Nose- Fairly subtle. Light notes of biscuit, faint hints of pine and resin. Some fruitiness around the edges that resembles white grape but nothing very conspicuous. Swirling shows a woody note from the hops and a little more grain.

Taste- Starts off with a good amount of malt that ranges from biscuit to grain to cornflakes. Slight woody bitterness from the hops on the finish. Slight fruit esters but nothing pronounced, just as with the nose. Seems like a good representation of the style but that style is a tad boring. Some pine and resin, even a hint of spice, black pepper. Definitely more assertive that I would expect a 3 month old beer to be. I would place it as above average because it is a rather simplistic beer. Some citrus (orange and lemon) start to come out as it opens up. Some hints toward being a solid, good beer.

Mouthfeel- Light to medium bodied with not a lot of carbonation. Some dryness on the finish.

Drinkability- Pretty easygoing and quite sessionable. Gets a little boring but is Widmer's standard cheap price. Probably wouldn't buy this again though.

Overall- Above average beer that has glimmers of being good. Worth a try, especially if you want another example of the style.

02-24-2014 02:18:46 | More by artoolemomo
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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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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

3/5  rDev -13.8%

02-02-2014 00:42:40 | More by SonOfKyuss
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MikeRice1969

Oregon

3/5  rDev -13.8%

01-28-2014 03:14:47 | More by MikeRice1969
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anarchia

Oregon

4.05/5  rDev +16.4%

Translucent orange with a large head, excellent retention. Aroma is fruity, grapefruit & orange hops with some floral notes. Very crisp beer with strong fruitiness, some grassy notes, honey-like sweetness but finishes very dry. Strong carbonation, but not so strong that it interferes with drinkability. Fantastic session ale, it'd be nice to see more stuff like this on the shelves.

01-15-2014 04:15:23 | More by anarchia
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MeganPhillips

Vermont

3/5  rDev -13.8%

01-11-2014 02:29:12 | More by MeganPhillips
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

12-27-2013 21:33:04 | More by cjgiant
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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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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -64.1%

12-05-2013 04:36:14 | More by NonicPanic
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jsprain1

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -21%

11-19-2013 04:20:52 | More by jsprain1
Columbia Common from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.