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Widmer Hefeweizen - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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1,870 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,870
Reviews: 776
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 16.97%
Wants: 25
Gots: 174 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 07-17-1999

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

Pale, Munich, Wheat, Caramel 40L

Bittering: Alchemy
Aroma: Willamette, Cascade
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4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

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3.46/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Widmer’s Hefeweizen opens to a crisp aroma full of fresh grains and sugars. Though light, the nose still carries nice touches of apple, orange, berry, and apricot fruit esters, as well as a shade of brown sugar, and earthy hay, toast, and biscuit notes, with a slight grapefruit counter from the hops. The aromas are light enough as to fade to near-imperceptibility within a few seconds, the beer needing a swirl to generate a fresh waft. Doing so brings about a larger sugary presence, with berries especially emphasized, as well as wildflower honey. As a whole, the aromas are very nice, having good balance, and are marred mainly by being extremely light.

On the tongue, the beer is simultaneously grainy and sugary, the former notes including fresh wet wheat, toast crust, biscuit, and Grape Nuts cereal, and the latter bringing apple, berry, apricot, and orange fruit esters, as well as wildflower honey. There’s also an almost Belgian-like tinge of banana and clove, which adds a nice bit of nuance, but dies off within a few seconds. Hops add a touch of pine and grapefruit. As the beer is held on the tongue and the sugars die off, the grains become stronger, being reminiscent of honey wheat bread. The aftertaste features a return of the berry and honey sugars, with honey wheat bread and fresh wet wheat also present, as well as a light grapefruit rind and pine note from the hops, and lingers for a decent while. Mouthfeel is medium-light, and carbonation is medium.

As a whole, the flavors in this beer are very nice, and delicately balanced between grains and sugars, both ends of that spectrum featuring a good variety of flavors. The beer’s main weakness is simply its strength: at 4.9% ABV, there’s just not enough malt in here to go around, and the result comes across as weak and watery. Were this boosted up to 6.5-7%, the result would likely be amazing.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Reviewed from notes.

Hazy amber with a small white head with poor retention and lacing. Smells like like citrus, not at all like a Hefeweizen. Tastes like lemon and not much else. Very bland. Light bodied, not much carbonation, and nothing like a Hefeweizen.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A solid wheat with hints of citrus, it’s refreshing and goes down easy. Could be classified as an American Pale Wheat rather than a Hef, but that’s for the experts to argue over. I’ll pour another one while they bicker.

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Widmer Hefeweizen from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 1,870 ratings.