Widmer Hefeweizen - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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Reviews by musicjustintime:
3.2/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I've been saving this one in my fridge for a while now...but am not quite as impressed as I thought I'd be with it. Nice color....hardly any smell OR taste. Tastes a tad "citrusy" with a tiny hop bite at the end, but that's about it. Very thin, but I'm sure it's highly drinkable. It's about 96 degrees today here in PA, so it's a good beer on days like this. I popped a lemon wedge in the glass just to help out. Refreshing...yes. Worth seeking out for a spectacular drinking experience?...No. I graduated high school in Oregon, so it's cool that this brew is from the Northwest. Actually, it's my first beer from Oregon, sad to say, as I've heard great things about OR breweries. Gotta try more, and soon! So many beers, so little time. Anyway, if you have the chance to try this on a hot day....go ahead, and you won't hate it. Doubt you'll fall in love with it, though. Stay cool during these dog days, my BA friends! Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2007 17:36:52 | More by musicjustintime
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1.88/5 rDev -42.9%
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 1,676 ratings.