Widmer Hefeweizen - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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Reviews by thekevlarkid:
3.35/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Off tap at a beer tasting this beer was a cloudy golden color with one finger of white head. The retention was good and it left spots of lacing as I made my way through it. The aroma was of wheat, sweet malt, fruity esters and some citrus. The flavors were fine but like many flagship beers I found it very middle-of-the-road. I tasted the wheat malt first followed by notes of banana and lemon and then some coriander before the slightly metallic, dry finish. The mouthfeel was good, the body medium and the carbonation medium. It would be a good session beer, but it’s nothing I would go out of my way to seek.
Serving type: bottle
03-25-2012 12:37:07 | More by thekevlarkid
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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.