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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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314 Ratings
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Ratings: 314
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 11
Gots: 24 | 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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NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

12-01-2012 05:48:49 | More by NCbeerpirate
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +18%

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

11-22-2012 06:45:44 | More by JoeLacy
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a slightly chill hazed caramel-copper coloring with a decent, frothy, light, white head that settles into a film coating along the surface and the sides of the glass. Aromas of rich and roasted caramel and toffee, with a spicy, resiny hops presence that cleans and balances. Flavors are just as balanced, with a caramel sweet initial offering that is quickly swept up by a peppered and resiny hops characteristic. Floral highlights give even more layering to the hops anchor of the palate, and there are citrus tones sprinkled amongst all of this, too. Very tasty and balanced. The aftertaste is light and smooth, with more of a malt presence than you get throughout the rest of the brew. Light, clean finish with a bitter, crisp ending. Very smooth, very tasty, and very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 02:28:32 | More by GarthDanielson
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

11-16-2012 01:43:32 | More by Rekrule
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gpogo

California

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Slightly hazed golden amber body with a white foam cap. Lots of bubbles keeping the foam cap going.

A- Nice sweet bready caramel aroma with some, but not much citrus hop aroma.

T- Sweet malt with a bitterness throughout. Old hoppy bitterness finish. Meh.

M- Medium body and medium carbonation.

D- It's drinkable. It isn't anything special. I actually just found out it is "Gluten-free," but made with malt and the gluten is removed. The brewery checks each batch and publishes the findings on the website. Worth trying out if you have issues with gluten!

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 21:28:25 | More by gpogo
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rm9679

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +18%

11-04-2012 21:23:51 | More by rm9679
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, pours amber in color with a frothy, off-white head, good head retention and nice chunky lacing on the glass. Aromas are earthy, piny, bready malt, bread crust, faint citrus, orange perhaps. Tastes are bready, earthy, pungent, piny hop, caramel, grain, some citrus comes through, balance seems off though. Medium bodied, has a nice resiny feel. Overall, not bad, but seems like it's missing something & balance seems to be off - maybe it's the flavors. I was hoping for better.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 00:24:20 | More by barnzy78
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mastodonj

Colorado

4/5  rDev +18%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I grabbed a single bottle not knowing this was gluten-free.
It looks pretty average. Very little lacing.
Smell is very piney, citrusy. Juniper likely.
It has a lot of bitterness but at the same time, seems light.
The citrus makes the mouth feel very clean.
Overall, it is very sessionable especially for you looking for a beer to go with Mexican food and not wanting to settle for industrial.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 01:35:39 | More by mastodonj
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

10-30-2012 19:24:43 | More by DerwinWentworth
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-27-2012 21:44:41 | More by cbcrunch
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Danobold

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-27-2012 00:37:31 | More by Danobold
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Envelopes

Ohio

3/5  rDev -11.5%

10-26-2012 03:33:40 | More by Envelopes
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LocalPoke

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-26-2012 00:11:17 | More by LocalPoke
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SeaOfShells

California

3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. poured into a Duvel tulip

DISCLAIMER: A friend with celiac disease left this over after a party. I've had 2 already, and I actually quite enjoy it. I'm going to review it against other gluten free beers, because it isn't to fair to rate it against "traditional" beers.

A: Brilliant burnt orange with a very nice 2 finger head which left some lace. It looks great, and I'm loving the color.

S: Honestly, it's just okay. I'm only getting hints of hops, otherwise it's a "malt" bomb. I believe this is sorghum based, but I could be wrong. I haven't had very many gluten-free beers, but this one smells decent all things considered. There is an underlying sweetness.

T: Okay, if you had told me this was gluten-free, I would have spit it in your face and called you a filthy liar. There is NOTHING to suggest this is gluten free. Sure, it may be light in flavor, but it's actually really good. I could drink this regularly. I'm not getting a ton of hop quality, but who knows how long this sat on the shelf. There is just a hint of bitterness on the back end, followed by a surprising sweetness that I think plays well with the bitterness. Of all the gluten free beers I've tried, this is the best. There really isn't even a close contender.

M: It's a tad thin, but it has enough carbonation to distract me. It feels kind of oily in a way. Very slick. Nothing offensive to speak of.

O: I consider this a winner based on the fact that I would drink this over some traditional beers. It's very drinkable, and refreshing. If you are rating this beer low, you need to lower your standards for this style. It's a pale ale, and it's the best GF beer on the market (that I have had). In fact, I would drink this over every year round Widmer Brother's offerings.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 21:26:57 | More by SeaOfShells
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +18%

10-21-2012 20:27:25 | More by Daniellobo
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-15-2012 00:41:45 | More by ChrisL24481
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.83/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thin head on a hazy amber with golden hues body. Aroma of earthy malts and caramel. Flavors also have more hops than I expected. Mostly earthy and herbal hops with nut and wood notes. Medium body and moderate carbonation. This is a very good gluten free beer from the ones I have had. Little is lost in flavor and the hop character can stand up to many gluten-filled pale ales.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 01:50:31 | More by kylehay2004
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jucifer1818

Florida

3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear light amber, with ample carbination. a nice looking fizzy beverage. Very inviting.

Smell: Not much here. Little to no malt character in the smelll, with only some light hoppy characters. Overall not impressive, but not offensive

Taste: Very pale alish. No malty backbone, but supported by a decent hoppy character. nothing that wows me, but considering the fact that its a gluten free beer, Im giving it a .5 bonus from 3 to a 3.5

Mouth feel: Intense carbonation that bites your tongue from the moment you drink it. Little to no body present. I didn't like it, but it fits to style, so im giving it another 3.5 (because of the gluten free bonus )

Overall: a tough beer to rate. Overall it feels REMARKABLY average, however...it is a gluten free beer.

If your a gluten free person this is the beer for you, and deserves a 5. for everyone else you can do better

3 for gluten folk
5 for non-gluten folk

4 average

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 16:00:53 | More by jucifer1818
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flagmantho

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a nice haze to the body and a strong effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy ivory foam.

Smell: sweetish malty aroma with a light, fresh hop component. Nothing revolutionary but quite nice, especially for a gluten-free.

Taste: sweet malty flavor with a wet-hopped type of character. Hops are green and a combination of grassy and earthy. The tartness that often accompanies gluten-free beers is nowhere to be found. Actually quite a decent pale ale.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a great big carbonation and a big, mouth-filling creaminess. Quite good indeed.

Overall: what can I say? This has got to be the best gluten-free beer I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 21:47:31 | More by flagmantho
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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear copper, thin white head. Warm graininess with a pleasant biscuit flavor. Earthy, spicy hop note on the palate that turns into a light citrus punch on the back end. Overall a balanced and decent pale ale. Not something I'd pick up regularly but if I was in need of something gluten free for a guest I wouldn't hesitate to grab a 6 pack.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 23:04:20 | More by bump8628
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amstokesdb9

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

10-03-2012 20:25:12 | More by amstokesdb9
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a copper color and a clear consistency. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. Very good lacing.

S: A decent aroma of hops, malt, and some citrus.

T: Tasted basically like it smelled: A moderate amount of hops, light malt in the finish, and citrus as well. Not an overly complex flavor, but still pretty solid and enjoyable.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth, prickly finish. Light-bodied.

O: As far as gluten-free beers go, this one is very drinkable. Not what you would call a stunner, but worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 20:29:44 | More by avalon07
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

im going to go out on a limb and say this is outstanding beer. its not marketed as gluten free, and certainly doesnt seem to be lacking anything at all. it is pale amber and crystal clear. it smells like a well balanced american pale ale, less hoppy than some, but with a nice citrusy hop profile playign against a light pale malt complexion. the flavor is also nicely balanced, getting a refreshing degree of bitter at the end. its not watery at all, and is in fact a fairly sturdy brew in both body and abv. in a blind taste test i would think this was a quality east coast pale ale, smuttynose or something. it really is good, insanely drinkable. light enough to slam but flavorful enough to appreciate. trust me on this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 22:01:23 | More by StonedTrippin
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shelby415

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

09-26-2012 06:59:47 | More by shelby415
Omission Pale Ale (Gluten-Free) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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