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Omission Pale Ale (Gluten-Free) - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Omission Pale Ale (Gluten-Free)Omission Pale Ale (Gluten-Free)

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BA SCORE
78
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301 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 14.71%
Wants: 11
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Docer on 04-13-2012)
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

09-22-2013 12:58:16 | More by buckyp
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +17.6%

10-21-2012 20:27:25 | More by Daniellobo
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shelby415

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

09-26-2012 06:59:47 | More by shelby415
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.05/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Thanks to my buddy Mike for this!

Appearance. Pours a clear gold amber with a finger of off white head that fades pretty fast.

Smell. Sweet malts, toffee, orange juice.

Taste. Oranges, sweet malts, some earthy hops and toffee.

Mouthfeel. Below medium body. below medium carbonation.

Overall. Not a great pale ale but pretty decent as a gluten free beer. A good choice if you have the rich white person disease.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 04:42:10 | More by Rutager
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Lovely85

Florida

3/5  rDev -11.8%

01-15-2013 05:36:34 | More by Lovely85
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

06-29-2014 00:12:39 | More by Falcone
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

07-08-2013 01:42:54 | More by schopenhauerale
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

05-26-2014 20:08:22 | More by hoppymcgee
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jsh420

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

05-11-2014 05:01:25 | More by jsh420
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CoryR

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

04-15-2012 06:14:19 | More by CoryR
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

06-09-2014 22:06:48 | More by TX-Badger
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bashiba

Iowa

1.61/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5

Poured a clean amber color with a very thin white soap ring head.

The nose has a light sweet caramel malt quality to it.

Wow is this bad, cloyingly sweet up front, no hop flavor other than some astringent bitterness in the finish. This beer has absolutely no middle, just badly sweet right to badly astringent. Just bad.

Watery and thin mouthfeel.

I'm sure its tough to make a good gluten free pale, but this is terrible, especially being a pale ale, if they used good hops of enough abundance they could mask the awful gluten free malt bill, but they did a poor job at both ends of the spectrum on this.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 22:27:00 | More by bashiba
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zonker17

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

07-26-2012 00:59:36 | More by zonker17
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +17.6%

11-23-2012 02:58:57 | More by Gambrinus1184
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.39/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Omission Gluten-Free Pale Ale has a medium, frothy, off-white head, a mostly clear, amber appearance, with some streaming bubbles, descending little chunks, and decent lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, hoppy, rich barley and bread crust, and the taste is of those elements, with pronounced bitterness and an underlying "health-food store" flavor note. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and a bit chewy, and Omission Gluten-Free Pale Ale finishes wet, rich, and chewy. Overall, this is very good and interesting.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 13:55:22 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Phelps

Arizona

3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Omission is a new gluten-free line brewed by Oregon's Widmer Brothers Brewing.

It looks like a normal beer, anyway. The liquid, cranberry-copper, is capped by an inch of tan sea foam that recedes only after a few minutes of waiting. The hops, too, are what you'd expect -- spicy, like grass and herbs. A touch of lime and orange peel meet a sugary, honey-like malt backbone.

But appearance and aroma can be faked -- what about the flavor? The problem is that gluten is the natural byproduct of brewing with barley and wheat, and most attempts to make a beer without those malts taste like crap.

Most gluten-free beers use sorghum as a malt substitute, but Omission Pale Ale is made with Pale, Carapils, Caramel 10 and Dark Munich malts -- the same used in many standard pale ales. The gluten in Omission removed via a proprietary process -- the flavor remains, the gluten doesn't.

Even without gluten, the flavor of this pale ale stays strong. There's not a ton of malt complexity, but the honeyed sweetness deftly balances the grass, orange peel and rose petals of Cascade hops. Moderate bitterness sits on the sides of the tongue while mild carbonation prickles a body that's like 2 percent milk. Nice thickness, with just enough alcohol to numb the tongue and let you know you're drinking real beer.

And it is real beer. If you served this blind, there'd be no telling it was gluten-free. That's all any Celiac can ask for.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 20:52:05 | More by Phelps
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Well Ididn't know this was gluten free till i read the label.
A pretty good beer in my opinion. It has a clear copper color with a smaller white head on top. In the aroma I get grains mostly. Like ceral and biscuits. Taste was good. It had a creamy texture with some hoppy character. But mostly it was malty.
A good beer worthy of another.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 12:12:13 | More by micromaniac129
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jsprain1

Minnesota

2.68/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Clear amber, a hint of orange. Head is one and a half fingers thick. Decent retention and a wisp of lacing.
S- Aroma is not all that great. Grainy, a bit of malt, and faint fruity hops.
T- Thin malts. There is some grainy note and just a bit of citrus hops. Very mellow and not much flavor to it.
M- Light, thin body. Carbonation is aggressive.
O- Eh, it's an interesting take on the gluten free beer, but it's only average or below to me.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 03:33:37 | More by jsprain1
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

06-05-2014 10:51:38 | More by MDDMD
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Jame515

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

11-18-2013 01:14:38 | More by Jame515
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soju6

Missouri

3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear copper color with a decent head that fades to some lacing.

S: Mild aroma of malt sweetness some citrus and and spice.

T: Fairly mild flavor of malt sweetness and some citrus. Muted bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Fairly medium body, smooth and clean. Seems to be lacking something, not bad but seems to be bland.

D: Decent drinker, not bad for the type of beer that it is.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 21:41:09 | More by soju6
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I believe this is my first gluten free beer review, but I'm too lazy to check, so either way, here goes.

Clear and light brown to orange with a pretty good initial head, not much lacing, but not bad looking.

Aroma and taste aren't sufficiently different from any other random craft pale ale on a given day. This one is a bit tilted towards the malty side, with notable caramel malt, biscuit, bread, and some nice hops bite to balance it out. The website says they used cascade but I can't really say that this beer SCREAMS out cascade to me. There's certainly some citrus and citrus rind tho, and the hops balanced the beer out fine.

I can't say this beer is going to to wind up being world-class, but it's certainly tasty nonetheless. I wouldn't be at all opposed to someone showing up with a sixer of this, or with having this as the only beer available at whatever event. At this point I'm already half done with the glass, so I guess it's "thirst-quenching" too! Finish is a bit on the dry side with a crisp lingering bitterness.

Good to see someone is attempting to brew for celiac patients.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 00:40:00 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

08-31-2012 13:36:18 | More by bigbeers84
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into tall glass.

Appearance: Rich amber with decent off-white head.

Smell: Mild citrus with some toasted, grainy malt.

Taste: Tastes exactly like the typical American Pale Ale, which means it tastes damn good. Nice mix of citrusy hops and toasted malts. Finish is spicy and somewhat bitter. Really tastes about halfway between SN Pale Ale and Kona Fire Rock. Does not taste gluten free at all.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body, nice dry finish.

Overall: This is a straight down the middle Pale Ale - no flourishes, nothing out of the ordinary, just very well executed. And considering this is made for those with gluten issues, I am not surprised they went the more safe route. I think some are suppressing their scores because this is gluten free, which is ridiculous. While I do not have to avoid gluten, if I did, this would be my staple.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 19:04:35 | More by bsp77
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

03-27-2014 18:53:08 | More by DRBiser
Omission Pale Ale (Gluten-Free) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.