Widmer Hefeweizen - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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Reviews by JohnnyS17:
2.88/5 rDev -12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
I'm confused. I thought I ordered a hefeweizen, but this clearly is not.
The beer poured with a short head, but good lacing down the glass. It is a golden color with very minimal cloudiness. Smells of yeast, lemon, and faint hops. It tastes very grainy and wheaty. A bit watery with a dry finish. Lacks any kind of originality to set it apart from other wheats. It has a light body with minimal carbonation.
Overall, I am not impressed, but I am not completely turned away from it. I would probably pass on it next time because of its false advertisement of being a "hefeweizen".
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2011 01:02:25 | More by JohnnyS17
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1.88/5 rDev -42.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75
I really, really dislike this beer.
The appearance of this beer was the first warning that I was in for big trouble. I tend to like strong, bitter ales, so imagine how I felt pouring this out into my glass only to see a very bright yellow liquid. I took a deep breath as I continued to pour, trying to convince myself that everything would be okay.
The smell was very wheaty with vague hints of ripe fruit. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't anything special either.
The taste was absolutely horrible. The first thing I tasted was something very sweet, I took a look at the bottle afterwards to confirm that what I was drinking did indeed have alcohol in it. I took one more sip and focused on the tones. It reminded me of bubblegum, and not just a little bit, but like I was drinking liquid bubble tape. As the bubblegum faded out the taste that stayed on my back palate was mildly of apricot. It was a total surprise given the smell of the beer.
Mouthfeel for me was poor. It felt very weak, and while the one positive was that it went down easily, I really didn't feel like I was drinking a beer at all. It felt very watered down and left a rather unpleasant aftertaste.
Overall, I can't see myself ever drinking this beer again. I understand not everyone likes bitter ales, and that some people really do love this beer, but I can't seem to find much positives with it.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 06:47:54 | More by StanfordBlack
Widmer Hefeweizen from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 1,661 ratings.