Widmer Columbia Common Spring Ale (4.7% ABV, 32 IBU)
A Spring Ale? Hmm, don’t think I’ve drank one of these before. So I decided to get a six pack of Columbia Common Spring Ale (4.7% ABV, 32 IBU) brewed by Widmer Brothers from here in Portland. At first taste reminded me of a domestic lager even though it looked like and was called an ale.
The IBU nor the ABV were printed on the label, when I found them online I was not shocked that the numbers were on the low end. The beer is rather dull tasting and not crisp. It pours like a champ and the head is not bad. I had a hard time trying to figure out the smell because I feel like the taste the smell falls flat. When it comes to micros I tend to prefer tasty beers whether it be a “heavy” brew or not. However Columbia Common’s color confuses the drinker who maybe, like me, was expecting a flavorful palate pleasing beverage. Cheers.