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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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The Columbia Hop was near extinction when we brought it back to create this crisp, easy drinking common ale. With a rich amber hue, Columbia Common, the new Spring Seasonal Release for 2013, has a Mild grassy and spicy hop notes are complemented by a fruity character and clean finish brought on by the use of hefeweizen and lager yeasts and unique malt bill. Its the perfect beer for Spring. Prost!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thisis12ptfont (829) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Herbs, candied caramel and sugared nuts on the aroma. Light copper appearance with no foam. Flavors of metallic caramel, sugared nuts and mild hops dominate the flavor. There are some undertones of toffee, grains and burnt sugar. Overall, a basic yet, unique ale to start off the spring. Id give this a B- rating.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (3805) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2013
12oz bottle. Looks light with a white head. Aroma of pale malts and some floral hops. Flavor about the same. Average to light texture. A decent beer for the style.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
radagast83 (4445) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Draft. Poured a clear bronze color with a small white head. Aroma was thin malts, with slightly more substantial hop notes. Flavor was pretty boring, light sweet malts, with light hops. Drinkable, but not my favorite California Common out there.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle from Kroger. Medium orange pour with a white head. Aroma is grassy, malty, and almost green beans. Taste is light, crisp, more slight veggies, and a creamy finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thegreenrooster (3175) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Pour is a clear amber with a white head. Aroma is a slight caramel malt with a bit of oily hop. Flavor is a minor malt and very little hop. Finish is a clean tasting caramel malt but not much else. An ok steam beer but I dont have enough of this style to compare this too anything else.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GT2 (8284) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Tap at Penn social in DC. Clear amber. Weak to near no head. Nose is sugar, toffee, caramel popcorn. Taste is very metallic, harsh tinny flavor, some tannic bitterness. Astringent, chemical palate. Yuck.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFGrind (1839) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Grainy cabbage aroma, dark tan bodied with frothy head. Light on hops, bread, citrus and earthy flavors come together in a smooth, quaffable California Common. Adequate Spring seasonal from Widmer just needs a bit more UMPF.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 18, 2013
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weitz15 (379) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Smooth texture, mild hop flavor. Medium amber pour with a thin white head. Good mix of malts and hops - this one may be one of the better "session beers" Ive had.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (3672) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Toasted pecan nose. Clear deep amber, thin head. Nutty and dry, with a mild grassy finish. Ok.


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