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Omission Lager (Gluten-Free) - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Reviews: 56
Hads: 288
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 11
Gots: 56 | FT: 0
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Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Docer on 04-10-2012

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Reviews by Wasatch:
Photo of Wasatch
3.13/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice clean/clear pale yellow color, nice carbonation, with a decent little fizzy white head, which leaves some minimal sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, kinda sweet, with some caramel notes. The taste is slightly sweet, malty. More on the light body side, but still pretty nice. Overall not a bad brew, but would not buy again. (342 characters)

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Photo of chinchill
3.21/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle dated (bottled on?) Feb. 2014 served in a lager glass.
Has the pale appearance of a light lager.
The aroma is pleasant, mainly bready grains, and surprisingly strong,
The flavor does not quite keep up, being weaker and a little less appealing. Still, it is clean and bready.

O: OK but not worth seeking out. (324 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Ever so faint aromas of bready malts are present in the nose. Hints of floral hops also become noticeable once the beer warms up.
T: As in the smell, the taste isn't very flavorful and has hints of bready and cracker malts along with a slight amount of bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink. While it isn't overly flavorful, it's not bad compared to many of the other beers in this style—beers which can be considered as having unappealing flavors of adjunct malts. It's also much better compared to gluten-free beers because it is made from grains containing gluten but then the gluten is extracted out later—you don't get any rancid flavors of sorghum.

Serving type: bottle (1,076 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
4.3/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I should feel crappy more often! I felt really nauseous and under the weather on Friday and decided not to stir out of my humble abode over the weekend. Fortunately for me, I have a massive backlog of beer awaiting review and I turned to the gluten-free beers in the hopes that I would feel better. It seems to have worked as I have run through a bunch of them and I feel somewhat better, if not perfect.

From the bottle: "It isn't just what we took out, it's what we left in[.]

Apparently, they also left out punctuation! I Pop!ped the cap and began a hard pour, which netted me ~ three fingers of foamy, bone-white head with limited retention. Color was a crystal-clear Pale-Straw (SRM = 1 - 2). Nose had the honey-like sweetness that I usually associate with Lagers, but this was supposed to be G-F. WTF?!? Mind = blown. Mouthfeel was medium. Taste was reminiscent of summers on the farm - honey, hay, mown grass. Clean, light, easy-drinking, this was better than many AALs that I have been exposed to and it is G-F! Holy ... Finish was clean, semi-sweet and unquestionably the best of the lot so far. (1,107 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.96/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a hazy light yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grains and a slight skunky aroma. Taste is mainly of grains with a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that isn't too bad but nothing I would want to drink again. (537 characters)

Photo of nickfl
3.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours with a small head of white foam on top of a lightly hazy, golden body. The foam fades rapidly and leaves no lace.

S - A very light, grainy aroma.

T - A bit of lightly sweet malt up front, some grainy notes in the middle, and a finish of dry malt and herbal hops.

M - a light body, average carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - For what it is, it is actually pretty well done. It doesnt compare to a truly full flavored beer, Ii it is intended to be a gluten free substitute for light lager it's a home run as there is nothing about it that (other than the poor foam) that screams gluten free and I would say it actually tastes like real beer. (653 characters)

Photo of ericstites
3.79/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of TTripp725
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of KolbMarley
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of dankjohn
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of juicebox
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Beer21
2.25/5  rDev -31.2%

Photo of LXIXME
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A nice sized medium white head settles into a very thin lacing above a clear straw golden colored beer.

Light aroma of grains to sweet malt with a little bit of sourness also coming through, might be yeast or light hops.

A very light sweet grain malt taste with more sourness sneaking in there maybe also from sour mash grains or however they cook up this stuff.

This light bodied beer finishes with a light dry aftertaste.

A quite easy beer to forget, very similar to any number of light American lager beers. (514 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
3.88/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle - Widmer? Portland? My wife was just flipping around season 3 of Portlandia on Netflix today! Nobody really reads this shit, right?

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, rocky, and mildly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some well spread-out sudsy and striated lace around the glass as it quickly recedes.

It smells of crisp, grainy pale malt, wet saltine crackers, breakfast biscuits, watery lemon juice, ethereal petrol fumes, and leafy, earthy, and dead grassy hops. The taste is more bready, grainy pale malt, just a touch of corn-bred sweetness, now totally sodden discount brand soup crackers, subtle gasohol notes, and still prominent earthy, weedy, and grassy hops.

The bubbles are quite understated in their plainly frothy ministrations, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth, a small airy creaminess manifesting, right where I was looking for something more sinister. It finishes just off-dry, the graininess of the tinkered-with malt still prominent enough to keep those apparently noble hops more or less honest.

Forget gluten-free, this is one of the better lagers, period, that I've had in a long while. Crisp, tasty, and well-rounded, with a few old-world nods, the kind that make me shake my head when I see what this is listed as here - 'light lager', really? Ok, things and recipes may have changed over the intervening years, but I think this offering deserves a whole shitload more respect than to be lumped into THAT category. (1,541 characters)

Photo of mdaschaf
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Tyler_Sly
2.8/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Widmer Brothers makes a great hefeweizen. As far as Omission is concerned, they could do better. Its an incredibly light flavor, even for a lager and its a little bit in the sweet side of things. There's a hint of hoppiness to it though. It's almost as if they had an idea for a pale ale and decided to turn it into a lager. Would I order this again? Probably not. Would I say no to someone who would like to offer me one? Nope.
This beer is drinkable, but not impressive. (473 characters)

Photo of DruC4
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of tdm168
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - light, pale, yellow with a thin, short-lived, white head

S - sweet sorghum

T - sweet, bread, faint fruit, faint hops

M - light bodied, well carbonated, a bit thin

This has a lot of the signature gluten free characteristics. It's sweet and a bit fruity with a very little if any hop character. It's also a bit thin and very light bodied. I'll pass on this one in the future. (381 characters)

Photo of dertyd
2.87/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of brokentee
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of aleslover
3.5/5  rDev +7%

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Omission Lager (Gluten-Free) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.