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Widmer Hefeweizen - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
76
okay

1,867 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,867
Reviews: 775
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 16.97%
Wants: 25
Gots: 172 | 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

malts:
Pale, Munich, Wheat, Caramel 40L

hops:
Bittering: Alchemy
Aroma: Willamette, Cascade
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.53/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A – A deep wheat colored body with a very slight off-white head that is fleeting even as I key this note. It is certainly somewhat lacking, though there is a healthy amount of carbonation flowing up the glass.

S – The smell is almost not even worth noting. It is bereft of almost any sort of character, I literally cannot pinpoint a smell. It is just somewhat bland with a slight wheat/barley element in it and a vague tartness.

T – Thankfully the beer is better than the nose. But honestly, water would be an improvement upon this aroma. It is very mild and I could literally drink ten of these it is so calm tempered, yet it is really not bad; there is certainly something to be said for drinkability—basically meaning that it’s not flat out bad. It is entirely ok. The beer lover in me rejoices even at sipping this because it is somewhat well made and tastes mild but slightly enticing, but my reason compels me to say that this beer, when it comes to flavor, is incredibly mediocre. Wheat, perhaps a nice yeastiness sure, but where are the defining characteristics? Where is the banana, the clove, the spice? Still there is something to be said for drinkability and this is compulsively sippable (just found out this is not a word, but it’s stupid that it’s not, sippable should absolutely be a word).

M – I mean, the mouthfeel is nice enough, but it isn’t great either, and offers little redemption. It is light to medium bodied, good carbonation, sticks on the palate for a moment and has a relative smoothness; but not much else to say.

O – Eh…In fact, that should be the name of this beer. “‘Eh’ the mildest, most flavorless beer this side of the Mississippi—and we don’t care what side you’re on!’ Not highly recommended. It is not bad at all, don’t get me wrong, but it is a far cry from great...PS this beer deserves better than the score it has received from me. I gave it a 4 overall and it hovers around that, even though each of it's parts falls short of that.

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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

lemony smell... some citrus...
appearance is orange and unimpressive.
taste is even more unimpressive... it sat in the back of my fridge for some time, so it may be too cold... so i'll give it the benefit of the doubt and say that it's not that bad...

my buddy Steve added this to a Case Swap... love him... not this beer selection... no offense Steve... it might as well be from Brooklyn Brewery....

where's the spice?
i know it's an american version of this style, but please... step it up... i think Widmer Brothers "uncompromised and unfiltered" has been compromised...

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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2/5  rDev -39.4%

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3.68/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle labeled july 2012

couldy, pale gold/pumpkin color with a small film that barely passes as a head. smell is wheat, yeast, some spice, hint of banana. taste follows, very light and bready, but with a terrific finish of orange marmalade and spice. Feel is too crisp and frothy, it detracts from the taste.

This was a filling hefe, maybe the ageing put some meat on it's bones. Good take by widmer.

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Widmer Hefeweizen from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 1,867 ratings.