Columbia Common
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Style:
California Common / Steam Beer
Ranked #59
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
80
Ranked #45,460
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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Reviews by wrightst:
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wrightst from Maryland

2.77/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Good name for this one. Not a bad beer, well above the adjunct axis of evil - you know who I mean. But in the current craft environment, this just blends in. It's even on the label - common.
The look is of any spring ale, maibock, pilsner, etc., which is to say medium to dark, but as I like to say, you don't drink the look.
Smell and taste are indistinct, this beer does not want to stand out. I won't call it lazy, but it certainly is not working very hard. I'm not asking them to put cherry blossoms or grass nibs in the fermentation - I don't need a beer to be so exotic, but a range of flavors would be nice. There is a mild hint of grass, citrus or pine, but not much. More malt than hops, in fact very little hop aroma or flavor at all.
Widmer is in the Redhook Kona Pyramid family of beers and they are starting to seem like the GM of beers to me. Decent, working vehicles, some really good, but there's a whole lot of overlap between them leaving you to wonder, if there wasn't a label on the bottle, could you tell the difference?
Drink Beer, Be Happy!
Cheers!

May 24, 2013
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Columbia Common from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 234 ratings