Widmer Hefeweizen - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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Reviews by jamiejohnson:
3.8/5 rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Just left the Japanese restaurant after seven (yes seven, or possibly eight) of these American style hefe's. Can't complain - guess I should feel blessed this particular establishment had one decent beer (anyone remember the days when Kirin's USA products were actually brewed in Japan - the Japanese version is a step up.) I've had maybe two hundred Widmer hefes throughout the years and have no complaints. Thank you Widmer for your distribution, however nefarious any rumored AB ties may be.
What's on tap?
Not so much.
How 'bout a Widmer
That's your crutch
Serving type: on-tap
06-22-2008 03:00:37 | More by jamiejohnson
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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.