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RATINGS: 205   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. It’s the perfect beer for Spring. Prost!


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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
robgibbens (415) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Short white head and a dark gold color. Opaque. Taste is a little sweet and malty. Finishes crisp and clean. Decent to drink but nothing noteworthy.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2140) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (2606) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 22, 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"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."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1743) - - SEP 7, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-12-12- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer is served a clear amber color with a one finger off white head that has a moderate level of persistence. The head fades after a few minutes of time to leave a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is a mix of a more grainy smells with some lighter roasted malt and bready smells. With these aromas are some lighter notes of a more citrus and floral hop smell mixed with the lightest amount of a caramel sweetness. Taste – The taste begins with a more bready flavor mixed with some caramel sweetness. There is a little bit of a roasted malt flavors come more toward the middle of the taste along with some hop of a more grapefruit citrus variety. At the end, more hop flavors come to the tongue, this time of a more grassy flavor, which in the end leave a lightly hopped and crisper malty flavor to be left on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. Both are rather nice for making a crisp and rather easy drinking brew as this one is meant to be. Overall – While not a flavorful powerhouse, it does have a nice easy drinking and refreshing taste with just enough complexity to not be boring, but not too much too take away from its more session like (at 4.7 % abv) and easy drinking qualities.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopfenWeisse (1086) - - AUG 19, 2014
Clear golden amber color with medium head. Aroma is fruity hops. Flavor is malt, hops, dark fruits, caramel.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Foxbush (1289) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
12 oz bottle on lake Murray The ale poured a clear light amber with average off-white head. This was an ale with full flavor of malt with some spice. The medium body ale had average carbonation. The ale finished with a slight sweetness. This was a nice Spring Ale for the river or lake.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
williamstome (916) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Aroma is grass,fruit... Very lagery. Quite tame. Flavor is floral, lightly spicy, uninteresting. Boring_ and not something I’d drink again.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1507) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle-> SA. Golden copper with moderate offwhite head. Mild pine hops with caramel malt base, some metallic notes and a slight bittersweet aftertaste. Eh.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (6354) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2014
355 ml bottle. Pours a copper colour with a white foamy head. Aroma of orange zest, some floral notes and grass. Flavour of smooth bready malts, grassy bitterness, some minerals and orange. Some metallic notes. Light bodied and soft carbonation with thin mouthfeel. Not good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Golden pour with a quickly fading off white head. Mild hops with a muted flavor throughout. Pretty mild overall.


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