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RATINGS: 216   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. Itís the perfect beer for Spring. Prost!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (6098) - Utah, USA - MAR 30, 2013
12oz bottle from The Grapevine
Appearance: Clear golden with a small white head and good lacing
Aroma: Doughy, citrus, caramel and herbal
Taste: Toasted malts, biscuity, citrus, herbal with some bitterness in the finish
This was OK, but I didnít like it. It did get better as it warmed up.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle. Pretty amber beer, pleasantly active, with a nice pillowy head of off-white foam. The initial aroma is nice and woodsy, like a wet summer in the Pacific northwest. But this drinks with a more subdued earthy tone, more of a wet grassiness, tinged with a bit of almost smoky funk. (#5012, 5/9/2013)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
radagast83 (5817) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2013
Lightly sweet toasty nose with herbal and citrus hop presence of a moderate variety. Pours orange amber, good clarity, thin head. Falvors of toasted malts, soft caramel sweetness, oranges and citrus hop notes, mildly spicy. Clean finish, easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5597) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2013
Bottle. Amber pour with a short, foamy white head. Aroma is slightly sweet and grassy with light earthy notes, soft caramel and grains. Taste is toasted malt, sweet malt, light caramel, earthy hops, light grassy notes and soft fruit. Body is medium with a moderate, turbulent carbonation. Ends with more toasted grains, malt notes, caramel, light earthy hops, spicy hops and grassy notes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (5489) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 5, 2013
Deep copper pour with white head. Aroma is light flat caramel malt and perfumy hops. Flat semi dry malt with floral hop flavor. Medium bitter. Light bodied and fizzy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2013
From YNWA Bottle shop, Kolding, DK. Bottle, 100813. Amber with white head. Aroma of citrus and spices. Flavor with malt, fruit and some caramel

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5395) - 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 Iíve 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5338) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
berkshirejohn (5223) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
12oz bottle from Orchard Fresh, Orchard Park, NY. Golden amber with a tightly packed cream head; leafy, herbal, aroma; soft, caramel malt taste; with some cinder toffee to finish. Quite pleasant.


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