Widmer Hefeweizen - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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3.15/5 rDev -4.3%
12oz bottle to Ram 71 tumbler.
A: Slightly hazy gold color, with a thin filmy white head.
S: Yeast and wheat notes, bready grains and some malt sweetness, hints of citrus with lemon and orange peel notes.
T: Follows the nose, wheat and malt hit first followed smooth and subdued citrus notes. Orange peel and faint spices. Minimal hop presence or bitterness.
MF: Crisp carbonation on a creamy but still light body, finishing with a slight but sharp dryness.
O: Not impressive but an easy drinker. Flavors and aromas are light, but it is refreshing.
08-03-2012 16:06:51 | More by Scotchboy
2.93/5 rDev -10.9%
I’d say this was a disappointing take on a hefewiezen but to be honest I wasn’t expecting much to begin with. Pours hazy light gold with a finger of white head but not much retention or lacing to speak of. The appearance was a bit lacking, I’m afraid, as the better examples of this style usually have a big fluffy head that hangs around a while. The nose further alerted me to what would be a mediocre overall experience; where was the banana and clove and all the other yeasty esters one expects in this style? Instead I got very grainy malt, wheat, and a bit of lemony citrus.
The taste followed the nose; all of those yeasty flavors were either muted or totally absent; despite the label this beer is classified correctly here; it’s an American Pale Wheat Ale, not a Hefe; all I get is grainy malt and wheat; a bit of mild citrus hopping. Sweetness is fortunately low and the finish is pretty dry. Still, the body was medium and the carbonation was pretty moderate, screwing up the mouthfeel so that it lacked crispness and the clean drinking refreshment of the better beers of either style. This one just didn’t do it for me at all, and I wouldn’t have this again. Sorry Widmer, this ain’t cutting it.
07-24-2012 16:39:51 | More by tobelerone
Widmer Hefeweizen from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 1,721 ratings.