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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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Ratings: 357
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15%
Wants: 12
Gots: 36 | 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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Photo of jsprain1
2.68/5  rDev -21.2%

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.

jsprain1, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of soju6
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%

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.

soju6, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of bigbeers84
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

bigbeers84, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of Stevedore
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Stevedore, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of tbone1384
4/5  rDev +17.6%

tbone1384, May 22, 2013
Photo of mikeburd1128
3/5  rDev -11.8%

mikeburd1128, May 12, 2013
Photo of bsp77
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%

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.

bsp77, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

jgunther71, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of Rekrule
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Rekrule, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of KYGunner
3.93/5  rDev +15.6%

There's a joke that says that gluten is another word for flavor and gluten free means it tastes bad. I actually had no idea this was gluten free and anticipated reviewing this highly despite the finding.

Very coppery in appearance the head was sort of fizzy and built well but soon collapsed with no lacing or so much as a bubble.

The scent was strong barley with some roasted grain and nuttiness. No real hop scent to speak of.

This has a deeply satisfying and robust barley, bran and nut flavor. Touches of roasted and toasted grains settle well with the pronounced barley flavor. There is a hint of hops at the very end that holds piney through the aftertaste and adds authenticity to this Pale Ale. The feel is robust and flavorful but also crisp and refreshing.

KYGunner, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of Flounder57
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a small head that has reduced quickly to a thin layer. It is a light orange color with crystal clear clarity and plenty of carbonation coming up through the glass.

Smell: pretty light aroma. Some bready and caramel notes along with a little citrus. Understanding that it might be tough for a GF pale ale beer.

Taste: some fruity and citrus notes, caramel, bready, and creamy notes follow

Mouthfeel: smooth, light bodied, medium carbonation, a somewhat extremely easy to drink.

Overall: A good spin on the APA fomrat for being a GF beer. I would drink it again, but there are other ones I would go with over this.

Flounder57, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of DRBiser
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

DRBiser, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev +17.6%

tbryan5, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of CTJman
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

CTJman, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of bubseymour
4.25/5  rDev +25%

bubseymour, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of Drknight
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Drknight, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of LJWalker
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

LJWalker, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of sd123
3/5  rDev -11.8%

sd123, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of secondtooth
3.15/5  rDev -7.4%

Nice amber color with a fair head. I do see some sediment, though, so points off there. Lacing is present, but thin.

Nose is mild, and what aroma I do get I hesitate to mention...cat urine. Not good.

Taste fares much better. I get plenty of hops, but with an odd malt profile. I can't put my finger on it.

Decent for a light, session-worthy pale ale, but not one I'd return to given the other choices on the market.

secondtooth, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of pixieskid
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

pixieskid, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of Cylinsier
3.56/5  rDev +4.7%

12 oz.

Pours a mostly clear amber color, half inch of fine white head retains as a film.

Smells of caramel and sweet biscuit malts. The sweetness is like agave. Some mild fruity hoppiness at the end.

Tastes of sweet malt, again similar to agave, with some biscuity richness and a very mild hop bitterness.

Medium body with tingly carbonation on the tongue.

I haven't had many, but this is the best gluten-free beer I've had so far. It's very drinkable and tastes pretty good. It still has a bit of that non-glutanized wang to it, but it works overall and I'd even choose to drink it.

Cylinsier, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

SmellsofMahagony, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of Danobold
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Danobold, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of garuda
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Orange-gold, hazed, white head has decent retention and lace.

S - Grapefruit flesh, caramel and bready sweetness, touch of pine.

T - Follows the nose, but has a buttery off-flavor mid palate which builds as it warms. Little bitterness from the hops, stays mostly sweet.

M - Medium body, good medium carb level

O - Needs a little more hop bitterness to balance sweetness. Buttery/diacetyl flavor doesn't help.

garuda, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of Beerlover
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Beerlover, Apr 23, 2014
Omission Pale Ale (Gluten-Free) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.