Widmer Hefeweizen - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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Reviews by DoubleJ:
2.48/5 rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
At CSUF where I attend school, there's a decent restaurant bar across the street. Unfortunately, they don't have much of a selection of beer on draft, and I wanted to have something decent which I hadn't had in awhile. On to the beer:
It was served with a lemon wedge in with (what a surprise), which I pulled of the rim of the glass. It had good head retention which left lots of lacing on the glass, and a cloudy blonde body. The aroma was faint, and the taste wasn't very exciting; it was a bit tart, yeasty, and finished hoppy. I liked the mouthfeel on it, it was soft and gentle as in went down.
I need to pick better wheat beers next time if I have the choice. I've been let down by the two offerings I've had (this and Sam Adams Hefe). Or maybe I just don't understand them. I'll keep trying...(and 7 months after this review, I now understand wheat beers. Wow, what a difference time makes!)
Update 1-10-08: Recently had some again on-tap. Still looks good, but the aroma was blah, and the feel was harsh and peppery. I've noticed the scores were more favorable once upon a time, so is this beer being dumbed down for greater appeal? The scoring reflects these recent changes.
Serving type: on-tap
03-09-2007 07:30:27 | More by DoubleJ
More User Reviews:
3.29/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Ticking this one for an Untappd badge... Surprised I have not reviewed it before... Pours an orange haze with a long lasting white head.
Nose is standard "wheat" with a little bit of something that I associate with lemon.
Flavor is the same... drinkable and light tasting, goes down pretty smoothly.
Probably the prototype for most American Wheats... but I like mine generally with a lot more hop character.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2014 02:05:23 | More by JohnGalt1
Widmer Hefeweizen from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 1,633 ratings.