Widmer Hefeweizen - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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Reviews by fsimcox:
3/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Pours a cloudy golden yellow. Two-finger white foamy head dissipates quickly. A thin layer of foam remains for the duration. Very little lacing.
Smells of banana, and cloves, but not very strong.
Carbonation up front, some malt, perhaps a hint of banana, but not much. Some carbonation at the end, and a little citrus zest in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is carbonation up front, and a little thin.
I have not had this beer in a while, and so I was a bit surprised that it does not taste like a traditional German Hefe. Reminds me more of a Belgium Wit. Would be good on a hot summer day.
Serving type: bottle
12-18-2010 17:52:14 | More by fsimcox
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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 1,666 ratings.