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

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Omission Lager (Gluten-Free)Omission Lager (Gluten-Free)

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BA SCORE
74
okay

246 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 15.67%
Wants: 9
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Docer on 04-10-2012)
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Poured into a pint glass. Clear, golden color with two fingers of head.
Faint smell of dry grain.
Mild bitter taste, slightly metallic, watery overall.
Crisp and light body, low to moderate carbonation.
For a light, gluten-free lager I applaud the result. By all appearances it is a superior product to most other light lagers, but it still doesn't make me want another one.

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Omission Lager (Gluten-Free) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.