RateBeer
overall
48
49
style

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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. It’s the perfect beer for Spring. Prost!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TempeCoyote (63) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Light amber with a white head poured from a 12oz bottle. Smells like a big brewer's pilsner but stronger with apparent malts. Taste is crisp and easy to sip but not watery. It's got a full, grassy, flowery hop flavor. This is not a particularly unique beer but a really flavorful session beer for sure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4856) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear amber body under a small fizzy off-white head that retained as a thin film. The nose is lightly hoppy with some herbal notes and a lightly toasty maltiness. The flavor is quite hoppy for a Steam Beer, lots of spicy and herbal hops, rather fresh smelling. Some toasty and crackery maltiness. The flavor is rather hoppy with just a light bitterness, much more hoppy than any othe Steam Beer I’ve come across. The malt is pretty well in the background, just lightly toasty and on the drier side. Some lingering light bitterness and fresh floral and spicy hoppiness. Pretty nice beer with a distinctive fresh hoppiness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (1956) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Nice light. And refreshing beer, very lager-like qualities. Soft hops add a ice edge to the malt. Lots of bread character,lingering finish, mildly sweet aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9440) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of caramel, earthiness and toasted malt. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of caramel, toasted malt and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering caramel finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.

Clear light to medium yellow - orange amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, hay, caramel, nutty notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, hoppy, caramel, light nutty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131116]

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (1882) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Base malt, bready with a trashy thing going on that sort of ruins it. Very light hints of yeast and hops. Not a winner.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
12oz bottle served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass A – Pours a mostly clear russet copper, a small fleeting white head settles into a thin cap. S – Sweet grain, tangy wheat, cooked corn, slightly toasted, T – Sweet toasted grains, light orange notes, dull grassiness, multi-grain cereal, sweet biscuit malts, the yeast is more powdery than bready. M – Stingy carbonation adds some bite on the tip of the tongue, body is full but light around the edges, very light toasted caramel character comes out with some peppery bitterness on the finish. Grassiness only seems to come out on the aftertaste, along with notions of tart fruit skin which is kind of odd. A quick drinker. Wish this was a little fresher, seems to have faded a bit. Dull components make for an unmemorable beer but some bitterness keeps it alive. An average cream ale that doesn’t stand out in it’s class. Serving type: bottle 06-20-2013

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brentv (306) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2014
From bottle. Clear amber. Light aroma of grass. A dry beer, not sweet and barely bitter, this is easy drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10121) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
It’s dark golden with a creamy head. The aroma is mild with light hoppy notes of light fruit, grass and malt. The flavor has a light sweetness and a light spicy bitterness growing more dry towards the finis. The notes are fruit, grass and light yeast, and towards the finish a touch of tea.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 111213


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 » 20


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50