Widmer Brothers Columbia Common

Widmer Brothers Columbia Common

Rated 3.211 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Portland, OR, United States

Style:  California Common / Steam

4.7% Alcohol by Volume

32 International Bittering Units

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Modeled after the classic California Style Common Ale. The rich blend of hops shines through with distinct bitterness and subtle fruity aromas.

ID: 27594 Last updated 10 years ago Added to database 15 years ago

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Overall Rank18403
Overall Percentile64
Style Rank26 of 116
Style Percentile77.6
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score3.7
Average Score3.317
Weighted Score3.211
Standard Deviation0.256

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  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.0 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    12oz bottle -

    Aroma - a delicate bouquet?? LOL...Aroma is light malt, table sugar sweetness and a touch of earthy bitterness

    Appearance - clear amber body, creamy white 2-finger head, nice retetion, decent lacing

    Mouthfeel - medium carbonation, light mouthfeel

    Flavor - slightly metallic tasting, more plain table sugar, earthy/woody bitterness

    Overall - quaffable and sessionable, yep and yep. Barely average though, so worth it if it's on sale. Decent.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.3 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Aroma and flavor a light pleasant mix of cereal and grassy hops. Delicate bouquet, maybe a little toast. Good job on the style though probably not good enough to go back to.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Sampled on 3/18/2013. This California Common/Steam beer pours a medium orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head with good lacing. The aroma is bready and caramel, with some fruit and perhaps some hoppiness. A medium bodied California Common. The malts are caramel, bready and sweet. The hops are grapefruity and citrusy. Its quite hoppy for a steam beer, perhaps the Pacific Northwest treatment of the style. Decent carbonation. It does seem to be missing that full mouthfeel one usually has in a steam beer, but it makes up for that with a very nice hop profile. Nice session beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This may be the 2nd California Common/steam that I sampled besides Anchor Steam. Didn't have that semi-creamy texture and not as malty. Seemed more like a pale ale almost. Aroma had a slight skunk to it. Is an OK spring/summer beer, or for a lighter dinner pairing....but that's about it.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Comes out of the tap an attractive clear amber with a decent pale golden-tan head - not thick, but that is apparently an artifact of the pour. Malty aroma has notes of banana, grassy hops and spice. Flavor has notes of malt, hops, banana, horehound and a snipped of cloves & cinnamon. Smooth, satisfying texture has a persistent fizz and leaves a hoppy, fruity finish. Long live the Columbia hop!

  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 3.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Light copper pour with a big white head. Aroma of grains and toasted malt with just a hint of grassy, floral hops. Mostly malty, grainy taste with a touch of floral hop bitterness. Rather boring.

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