Widmer Hefeweizen - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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Reviews by MLegendre:
3.1/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I've always found this to be a pretty mediocre beer and never felt the need to review it, but after reading so many reviews claiming how good it is on tap, I thought I'd give it a try since I've only previously had out of the bottle...
A: This is a very beautiful looking beer. peach colored, extremely cloudy. A wonder to look at. Very little head and no lacing. If only it tastes as good as it looks.
S: No matter how much I try, I really can't smell much of anything. Slightly citrusy, a bit of hops... not much to smell at all.
T: The flavor is very weak and pretty much the same as the smell. There are absolutly no banana or clove tastes whatsoever. I'm not sure exactly how this is a Hefeweizen.
M: Medium bodied, smooth, enough carbonation.
D: Pretty much the same as the bottled version. As you can tell it's not my favorite beer in the world, but since It's usally the only beer available other than BMC at the bars in Grants Pass, I find myself drinking it fairly often.
Serving type: on-tap
07-23-2006 20:12:36 | More by MLegendre
More User Reviews:
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
3.49/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Cloudy yet substantial in its appearance this Hefe had an almost brown/orange like hue. The head was foamy and tight but ebbed away quickly.
Light wheat and bubblegum sweetness on the nose.
The flavor is very light and at times undiscernable. More wheat is tasted, earthy and starchy, with some yeast aspects. Bubblegum-like sweetness and a seltzer water come near the finish.
The feel is sprite and prickly but easy to drink. Nothing seems to sit on the stomach so you can tackle a few in a row.
Not the most vibrant of Hefe's this does play into some of my preferences. I prefer less clove like flavors and there was none to make this a decent choice.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 12:55:55 | More by KYGunner
Widmer Hefeweizen from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 1,658 ratings.