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Widmer Hefeweizen - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
75
okay

1,657 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,657
Reviews: 756
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 17.38%
Wants: 15
Gots: 68 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
availability: year-round
bitterness: 30 IBU
alcohol by volume: 4.9%
original gravity: 11.75° PLATO

malts:
Pale, Munich, Wheat, Caramel 40L

hops:
Bittering: Alchemy
Aroma: Willamette, Cascade

(Beer added by: Todd on 07-17-1999)
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beerinator

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy bright golden color. Nice off-white head.

Aroma: Banana is certainly present in the aromatics. This beer smells yeasty and bready with hints of spices.

Taste: Finish is dry, with a sweet finish. Fruit evident, with banana taking charge of the flavors. Sweet fades to dry, leaving a very clean beer.

Notes: Good beer. Would be a great choice for a summer afternoon, or paired with a salad. Good example of an American Heffeweisen.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2003 10:38:50 | More by beerinator
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8.5%

07-22-2014 20:32:15 | More by curlybird
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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-21-2014 18:42:02 | More by John_Beeryman
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

07-21-2014 02:30:13 | More by dmadsen
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07-20-2014 06:54:16 | More by Eric_Standard
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StanfordBlack

California

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
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

07-19-2014 22:57:16 | More by Gregwa
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

07-19-2014 14:45:37 | More by KrittyKratz
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-19-2014 11:10:30 | More by Kubrickx
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2.25/5  rDev -31.4%

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Washington

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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Oregon

3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.49/5  rDev +6.4%
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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

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Widmer Hefeweizen from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 1,657 ratings.