Omission Lager (Gluten-Free) - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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2.98/5 rDev -6.3%
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.
12-02-2012 21:25:04 | More by UCLABrewN84
2.83/5 rDev -11%
Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.
Continuing the expansion of my gluten-free beer horizons. This stuff pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger of relatively short-lived lightly off-white foam. The nose is nearly nonexistent, though there's a wafting of pure cellulose, like the water dripping from a piece of split celery. I can't say it's necessarily a bad thing, just a feeling like they weren't at all trying here. The taste holds notes of light wheat, light flowers, dried honey, and a vague sense of something sweet-ish that I can't quite put my finger on. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, a pretty weak brew, one that seems to compound some of the negative things I've heard about GF beers.
02-13-2013 04:32:48 | More by TMoney2591
3.41/5 rDev +7.2%
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.
01-11-2013 06:14:59 | More by nickfl
3.29/5 rDev +3.5%
I picked this up at Wegman's poured chilled in a pils glass from the brown 12oz bottle.
The color is straw with very transparent clarity with thick white head that settles to a ring of beads with ring of lace that sticks. The smell has a light malt scent with slight hint of yeast aroma and almost grainy corn-like aroma. The feel is very carbonated but nice body with light sweetness and mild bitterness, the finish is dry.
The taste of this lager is lightly grainy with a very light toasted accent with slight hint of yeast adding a mild fruit element with light grass almost a spice-like flavor as it finishes. Overall I like this about as well as most other light lagers, but this seems to have a little more body than most which makes it a skosh more enjoyable I would probably not be able to tell it is a gluten free product if I tried this blind, but I probably would not purchase this again even though it is ok for the most part.
04-24-2014 23:44:09 | More by Slatetank
3.4/5 rDev +6.9%
Super hot day, hope this is refreshing. Never found a gluten free beer that I liked so far, so hopefully this will get there.
Pours a light fizzy almost one finger head that fades fairly quickly over crystal clear watery honey golden color.
Nose has a big crisp fruity lager, quite fruity but some typical lager and some over fruity, light malts with a hint graininess, light of what seems like a golden malt like profile and hint of fruity hops.
Taste has a light honey flavor, light golden toasty malt like profile again surprisingly. Just a hint of sweetness, as the lager flavors kick in, hint of lager fruit and nice crispness. Juicy flavors and on a hot day quite a thirst quencher. Light grassy hops. There is also a bit of a husk or grainy flavor. Finish is dry and crisp, light lingering bitterness and hint of floral fruity hops as well as lager flavors.
Mouth is lighter bodied, decent carb.
Overall not bad, light overall but quite drinkable and thirst quenching. Nice malt-like flavors although lighter and not quite the same as if they used real malts, hops are practically non existent, but nice lagering as well. So pretty decent for a gluten free beer, or possible just because I was so thirsty and it was so hot.
07-13-2012 02:11:21 | More by jlindros
3.05/5 rDev -4.1%
Clear yellow fizzy beer with almost no head formation.
Smells of soda cracker malt slight corn and a small amount of noble hops. Smell is light.
Starts out mildly with a little corn and soda cracker. Little bit sweet but by no means offensive. Low hop levels no real bitterness. Clean tasting this absolutely does not taste like a gluten free beer.
Mouthfeel is light and fizzy.
Overall for a beer this is average with no faults or off flavors. For a Gluten Free beer this is the best one I have ever tasted.
06-29-2012 02:06:06 | More by Zorro
3.13/5 rDev -1.6%
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.
08-27-2012 23:10:19 | More by Wasatch
3.28/5 rDev +3.1%
Poured a hazy straw hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.
The smell featured a faint noble hop.
The taste was well balanced with a light fermentable, herbal noble hop, lemon and green apple.
The mouthfeel was typical of the style.
Overall a pretty decent gluten free beer.
11-21-2013 00:43:25 | More by plaid75
3/5 rDev -5.7%
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.
08-10-2012 19:56:12 | More by LXIXME
3/5 rDev -5.7%
A: Pale brass colored, washy off white head that succumbed to total dissipation almost immediately after the pour. Visible effervesce was light, misty, while the lacing was sudsy and weak.
S: Pale lemons, moderate backing.
T: A bit washy, lemon, pale grain, fair crispness but nothing that really stands out. Tart lemon fade, not as good as the nose, pretty linear in transistion, rather mundane character.
M: fairly crisp being a stretch, one of the few highlights, a touch acidic, light bodied.
O: Overall an average drink. Really nothing to brag about, no chance at repeat, less chance of a reccommendation.
01-02-2013 02:32:29 | More by beerthulhu
3/5 rDev -5.7%
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.
09-15-2012 04:28:41 | More by tdm168
Omission Lager (Gluten-Free) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.