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

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258 Ratings
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Ratings: 258
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 10
Gots: 34 | 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

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Beer added by: Docer on 04-10-2012

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Photo of amvrana
3.59/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sethmcconkey
3.45/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brheuer
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ackbar556
3.08/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.13/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampling right now on 2/7/15. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a pint glass. On side of label: "Oct 30 14" which I am sure it was the born on date and not expired by date.

Brew pours a clear straw-yellow in color with a thin foamy/fizzy head that settles down to mostly around the sides of the glass in less than 10 minutes. Ring-lacing is seen at first then slides back down after a few sips. The aroma is of grains for the most part with a light hint of corn also. More going on with the flavor as this actually doesn't taste like the typical 'Pale Ale' and even leaning towards a Hefeweizen (wheat beer) even. Great taste and goes down easy. No harsh or bitter aftertaste at all unlike some pale ales. Tasty brew. Lighter+ bodied with good carbonation. Overall I liked this one and don't care if if is "Gluten-Free" or not.

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.81/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I guess the catch here is gluten free? Doesn't apply to me, but we will see how it goes.

Appearance : fluffy, webby head - stark white in appearance, very small head. Body is pale straw in appearance.

Aroma : sweet, hoppy wheat aroma! This is nice. Some rice. Slight soapiness. Nice bouquet.

Flavor : lots going on here. Honey sweetened wheat, rye, light oatmeal, braided honey pretzel. Biscuit malts. I like what's going on here, it's different than any other lager and borders on a pale wheat ale or a honey Weiss. In fact if they caled this "honey lager" it would be an accurate name.

Mouthfeel : zippy, light bodied, lightly creamy.

Overall : this surprised me. I can't help but view it throught the lens of gimmick by being gluten free, but on its own it's just a damn good lager. I like it and would have it again.

Photo of ordybill
2.41/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Terrible, skunky is the highlight of this beer. Actually the appearance is ok. That is the best I can say.

Photo of fscottkey
3.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: [3.50] Really pale yellow. Looks kind of like Mt. Dew (almost on that neon side). The pour yields a small white head that is gone quickly. The bottle lists the ABV (4.6%). Made 7/9/14 - so it is 6 months old.

S: [3.25] Malts, breadiness and some caramel tones.

T: [3.50] The flavor is very neutral. Some hints of malt and breadiness.

M: [3.50] Carbonation and mouth feel are right for the style.

O: [3.50] This is a beer you could transition someone from BMC to craft with. It has a mild taste but is slightly more complex than an AAL. This would be great on a hot day. If I had Celiacs I would be all over this. It doesn't seem to be missing anything in the flavor profile.

Photo of tone77
3.27/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains, grassy. Taste is mild, grains, grassy, some malts, very easy drinking. Feels light in the mouth and overall, while not a very flavorful beer, it would make a good thirst quencher on a hot day.

Photo of Dirty_Island
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kmace929
2.91/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of J_BeeCave
3.18/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pens1967
2.97/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rabbitguy
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of bungi
4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of Marvicsin
3.3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of biboergosum
3.88/5  rDev +21.6%
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.

Photo of Jcmikey
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of MrBoh
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Ohsdrummer08
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of jzlyo
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of LennyBound
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of RyanByorick
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Nyskizy
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of BabaBeer
3/5  rDev -6%

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Omission Lager (Gluten-Free) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 258 ratings.