Widmer Hefeweizen - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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Reviews by myost88:
2.48/5 rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Pilsener style pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a hazy yellow color that is a bit deeper in color towards the top of the poured beer. Head pours a clean white 1 finger but is quickly gone. No lacing remains, but in my experience that is par for the course with hefes.
Smell: Very out of line with what we like to think of as a good hefe. No cloves scent, no bananas, no peppery spiciness. Only recognizable scents are lemony citrus and a little wheat.
Taste: Mostly in line with the smell. There was none of the biscuity yeast taste. It just takes like someone took a light wheat beer and mized it with unsweetened lemonade. If you let it warm even a bit it just gets even more lacking and has a very watery characteristic.
Mouthfeel: Its light. Super light. Highly carbonated. I gave it a good rating but to be honest its just average. Nothing really of note.
Drinkability: It goes down easy. And I imagine it would be very refreshing on a hot day. I take enjoyability into account however, and I truly did not enjoy drinking this beer.
Overall: I love hefes. One of my favorite beers. Especially to eat with a nice dinner. They are light and the typical flavors can really enhance foods like chicken and salads with a nice cirtus based dressing. However I was really let down by this beer. IMO it doesn't even belong in the hefe style.
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2009 06:47:59 | More by myost88
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.