Columbia Common
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Style:
California Common / Steam Beer
Ranked #59
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
80
Ranked #45,433
Avg:
3.5 | pDev: 14%
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
234
From:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
 
Oregon, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  8
Gots
  11
SCORE
80
Good
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

May 19, 2014
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Columbia Common from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 234 ratings