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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: 368
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 13
Gots: 39 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Docer on 04-13-2012)
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Photo of Bobthebuilder
4.78/5  rDev +41%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Great beer. I'm not too picky but this is my favorite beer of all time. I always buy this when I go to the store great Pale Ale a must try for anyone gluten intolerant or not. It has medium hops and definitely has bitterness to it. Decent alcohol content at 5.8 and feels great going down the hatch.

Bobthebuilder, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of Omnium
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle > Alpine Spring bow-tie glass.

A - Clear glass half a finger of fizzy white head, medium lacing.
S - Some sweet malt, light orange notes, biscuit malt, light grassy tones.
T - Sweet malt and thats about it for taste.
M - Well carbonated, but meh.
O - Weak, lacking flavor, give me the Gluten please.

Omnium, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of rEBELlION
3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Critiquing this beer within the context of GF beers, this is easily the most authentic tasting I've had. I have always been turned off by sorghum based beers, always seemed unnaturally sweet. This one tastes like a pale ale. Hazy amber/burnt orange in color with off white head. In the nose you can smell the hops, in the sip you can taste them. Pretty well balanced beer, easy on the pallet.
I eat a gluten free foods but I'm not celiac and because the gluten level in beer is relatively low, I drink whatever I want. With that in mind I probably won't seek this one out but if things change it would feel a lot less like the end if the world knowing this was out there. Though I still haven't tried the IPA...

rEBELlION, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of Jame515
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Jame515, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of meehandennis
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

meehandennis, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of stampfler07
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

stampfler07, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of Slatetank
3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up at Wegmans enjoyed chilled in a goblet from the 12oz

The color is deep copper with thin white cap and tight bead pattern, there is a light hazed appearance. The smell is slightly piney with fruity ester and mild spiced yeast aroma. The feel is a great mix of bitter and mildly sweet with light dry finish with a moderatly high carbonation level.

The taste is good with a nice pine flavor up front from the hops with a subtle dried fruit presence and smidgen of citrus rind with a lingering bitter quality after the swallow. The hops contribute an herbal element in the finish. Overall I found this to be a drinkable pale, drinks like a lighter beer than it is and doesn't taste like other Gluten Free beers I have experienced I would certainly buy this again. I don't know why I passed it by before.

Slatetank, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of TheBrouMaster
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

TheBrouMaster, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of Brennan_Broussard
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Brennan_Broussard, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of guldseth
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

guldseth, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of harrisjohnson
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

harrisjohnson, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of bsm80x
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

bsm80x, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of Rutager
3.05/5  rDev -10%
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.

Rutager, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of CWVegas
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

CWVegas, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of Theheroguy
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Copper-red and translucent visually, this is a bit darker than your average pale ale. Seeing as this beer is also sweeter than I would expect; I'm going to go ahead and say that this probably has a higher portion rich and sweet specialty malts in the mash bill than your common pale ale. Coming in at 5.8% abv this alcohol content is good for a session beer. Cascade and Citra hops are present adding a nice piny and fruity flavor to beer but they could be more pronounced. I would also like more bitterness in this one. All and all its a good pale ale but not a great one. It deviates a bit from the style. Good beer nonetheless.

Theheroguy, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of dankjohn
3/5  rDev -11.5%

dankjohn, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of emwild12
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

emwild12, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of kmos27
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

kmos27, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of lancecenter
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought at Specs in Austin. Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

A - Crystal clear orange color. Two fingers of light head that stick around as long as the nucleation point would allow. Decent lacing.

S - Floral hops, although they're pretty weak. I can't put my finger on the malts.

T/M - Tastes similar to an APA, but with just a little something missing (or dare I say, Omitted?).

O - Not bad for gluten free, but I would never search this out.

lancecenter, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of TTripp725
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

TTripp725, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of buckyp
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

buckyp, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of lakersfan16
2/5  rDev -41%

lakersfan16, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.39/5  rDev 0%
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.


RonaldTheriot, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of marct
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

marct, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of JacobDike
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

JacobDike, Sep 18, 2013
Omission Pale Ale (Gluten-Free) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 368 ratings.