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Widmer Hefeweizen - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
75
okay

1,721 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,721
Reviews: 758
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 17.33%
Wants: 17
Gots: 96 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
availability: year-round
bitterness: 30 IBU
alcohol by volume: 4.9%
original gravity: 11.75° PLATO

malts:
Pale, Munich, Wheat, Caramel 40L

hops:
Bittering: Alchemy
Aroma: Willamette, Cascade

(Beer added by: Todd on 07-17-1999)
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Backlash209

California

5/5  rDev +52%

09-05-2012 00:08:08 | More by Backlash209
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JLaw55

Missouri

5/5  rDev +52%

07-10-2014 04:16:27 | More by JLaw55
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Bondonnalotus

California

5/5  rDev +52%

Here's the deal.
I drink beer when I want it. And that's occasionally, not all the time, and certainly not for the reason of 'social', though I enjoy being social, but I only drink beer when my body truly wants beer. If I'm merely being social, I'll have nothing, or maybe water,.. or maybe beer if my body is really wanting/ready for a beer.

Basic description is this is an excellent medium body beer, unfiltered, which I prefer often times, unless it's just blazing hot and I've had some other food in which case I'll just have true light beers.

It's not dry, it's got a great wet quenchingness about it. Great for warm and hot days, depending on you and your circumstances.
Mellow mild sweet fruity fragrance, some citrusy-ness, not particularly acid, just a beautiful balance , reminding me of the Munich, Germany weiss/weizen beers.
Very satisfying beer.

I had a Widmer Hefeweizen a few years ago, but couldn't stand it, very dry in it's character as though it need a some citrus added to it. From my experience yesterday and today, with two Hefe six packs from two different stores,... they fixed that, and now it's SooooPerrrrB.
I have no complaints about this beer, so why should I give it anything less than 100% = 5/5
This beer is so satisfying, so beautifully balanced, my body loves it!!!!

I wouldn't change anything about it, it's maximum satisfaction for my body.
Beer is great food, and great body therapy on occasion, variable per person.
Know thyself, let your body prudently direct.

And no, I didn't go through both six packs,... yet, that'll be over the course of a week probably, though I have had six in the past 24+ hours. That's very rare for me, but I haven't eaten as much, taking a little rester, and it's been very hot, unseasonably hot.

Also, they've got a new bottle graphic, not the one shown in the picture.

05-01-2014 20:52:26 | More by Bondonnalotus
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Mav213


5/5  rDev +52%

07-19-2014 03:37:39 | More by Mav213
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forestkcary

Oregon

5/5  rDev +52%

07-18-2013 19:23:44 | More by forestkcary
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arff406

Montana

5/5  rDev +52%

02-15-2012 08:13:54 | More by arff406
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pbtimms1

Oregon

5/5  rDev +52%

08-16-2013 01:56:19 | More by pbtimms1
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TrojanWheels

California

5/5  rDev +52%

01-19-2012 17:33:28 | More by TrojanWheels
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paulithan


5/5  rDev +52%

04-23-2012 03:07:43 | More by paulithan
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Osciliath

Oregon

5/5  rDev +52%

07-12-2014 16:03:02 | More by Osciliath
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Socrates68

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +52%

All I can say is this is the best Hefeweizen ever! Pours an excellent light gold color. Body is nice and hazy, and I can't see my fingers through the glass. The smell is soft. The taste is light and subtle, just like a hefeweizen should be. The body is nice and creamy. I could drink this 12 months out of the year! My beer of choice!

09-15-2007 22:16:51 | More by Socrates68
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cptmintz

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +52%

02-06-2012 17:52:12 | More by cptmintz
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Flavorhound

Oregon

5/5  rDev +52%

This American style hefe tastes delicious every time. Not a strong aroma but nothing but good about it. Pours honeycomb yellow. . I am biased because I live in Portland where it is brewed. Widmer is available on tap here almost everywhere and is a fail safe in Oregon. There are always exciting new things to try here, but no matter what Widmer is available and never disappointing. Hopefully the bar is smart enough to keep the keg upside down before tapping so that when it is tapped the unfiltered goodness is as mixed as possible. This is my first review this site is amazing

05-26-2014 03:20:33 | More by Flavorhound
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Johnlikeshefe

Utah

5/5  rDev +52%

A great American wheat. It's smooth and refreshing. It's not as spicy as a traditional hefe, but it's a smooth, tasty wheat. It's so smooth it can be dangerous because it goes down so easy...so beware...you could over-indulge. this is my favorite everyday hefe. A very nice brewery...Their Drop Top Amber is very smooth too. If you want a smooth balanced wheat, this is a perfect beer.... Not as spicy as a traditional Bavarian style hefe though.

11-16-2012 05:15:20 | More by Johnlikeshefe
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SavvyStudent

Texas

5/5  rDev +52%

11-03-2012 22:39:47 | More by SavvyStudent
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pwf316


4.98/5  rDev +51.4%

In my opinion this is the best Hefeweizen in the country. I will admit I am a little biased being that I am from the west coast and am a big fan of west coast brewers. This is great with a little orange peel or even just by itself. It is a great summer beer and can be enjoyed just sitting out grilling.

It provides a nice smooth flavor with a slightly cloudy look. Though the Wilamette hops are some of the best in the world and just enhance the flavor of the beer.

04-18-2012 16:09:27 | More by pwf316
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Jkess89

Virginia

4.88/5  rDev +48.3%

I had this on tap at Howard's Pub in Ocracoke, NC. It is an excellent session beer and was the perfect compliment to a summer meal. Not a strong nose, but a nicely balanced citrus taste and well-rounded mouthfeel. Overall, a beer that deserves a higher rating and has earned its spot as Widmer's flagship brew.

10-09-2011 01:59:51 | More by Jkess89
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Wmckinley

Washington

4.8/5  rDev +45.9%

08-27-2014 00:07:28 | More by Wmckinley
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rhinonau

Wyoming

4.75/5  rDev +44.4%

02-18-2014 14:58:50 | More by rhinonau
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karlhelser

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +44.4%

06-17-2014 00:02:08 | More by karlhelser
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Shawkabukoo


4.75/5  rDev +44.4%

08-14-2012 05:50:10 | More by Shawkabukoo
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ColdOneKev

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +44.4%

04-26-2013 23:42:29 | More by ColdOneKev
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jnoelani

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +44.4%

06-28-2012 21:49:24 | More by jnoelani
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cjnuxoll

California

4.75/5  rDev +44.4%

04-13-2013 01:29:05 | More by cjnuxoll
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RevCraig

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +44.4%

01-21-2014 20:30:19 | More by RevCraig
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Widmer Hefeweizen from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 1,721 ratings.