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Columbia Common - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

214 Ratings
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Ratings: 214
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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Amedlin18, Apr 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

mahanson08, Apr 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

cbcrunch, Apr 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

mikefuski17, Mar 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

bumchilly25, Mar 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

williahd, Mar 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

valkyre65, Mar 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Smarty_Pints, Mar 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

OregonGrown7, Mar 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

SmellsofMahagony, Mar 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

morrowd3, Mar 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

jheezee, Mar 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

trocketsauced, Mar 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

EvanWilliams, Mar 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

crowsnest, Feb 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

justinm4bama, Feb 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Eighty, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of artoolemomo
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

artoolemomo, Feb 24, 2014
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2.55/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

fuhkyou, Feb 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

SonOfKyuss, Feb 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

MikeRice1969, Jan 28, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

anarchia, Jan 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

MeganPhillips, Jan 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

cjgiant, Dec 27, 2013
Columbia Common from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.