Widmer Hefeweizen | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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75
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2,115 Ratings
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Widmer HefeweizenWidmer Hefeweizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
widmer.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
availability: year-round
bitterness: 30 IBU
alcohol by volume: 4.9%
original gravity: 11.75° PLATO

malts:
Pale, Munich, Wheat, Caramel 40L

hops:
Bittering: Alchemy
Aroma: Willamette, Cascade

Added by Todd on 07-17-1999

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,115
Reviews:
803
Avg:
3.25
pDev:
17.23%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
350
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Dactrius
2.42/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Dschamp
3.74/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SGR1220
3.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of garymuchow
3.47/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Quite a light version of a classic hefe. That doesn't make it bad, just a pale version of a classic. Looks good, cloudy yellow and big huge very white head. Much more wheat in the aroma than any spice, clove or banana. Kinda' dry. "An Am. Hefe" kinda' sums it up. Easy drinking, for sure.

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Photo of fryeguy52
2.63/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jbehlar
4.04/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brolo75
3.41/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle poured into pint glass

A: Pours a hazy dull orange color with a white head, no retention, slight lacing, looks under carbonated.

A: Subtle notes of wheat, hay, honey, banana, and spice, touch of citrus like oranges as well.

T: Like the nose, faint notes of wheat, citrus, spice, lemon, aftertaste is of lemon and wheat malt, very smooth and easy to drink.

M: Light bodied with a crisp finish, leaves a spice, citrus mouthfeel.

O: This is better than I expected but not as good as the few other hefeweizens I've tasted. This one has more citrus notes but I would not call it hoppy.

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Photo of Raziel313
2.8/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ScottyBongo
3.84/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
2.5/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of anakincane
3.33/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Atg1095
3.82/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kitekid
4.39/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerlover
4.18/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Manzanarescarrillo
4.39/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of user785335
3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Momon
3.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ruzzal
4/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of txmilligan
4.08/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice cloudy gold pour into a pint glass, with a great, robust aroma, full of wheat, malt and citrus. Nice head with noticeable lacing. Crisp, clean taste, with subtle citrus overtones, small bite in the after taste. A very nice wheat beer, good on a spring evening.

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Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into weizen glass, bottled on 5/17/2016. Pours hazy golden/straw color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, banana, orange peel, peppercorn, clove, pear, apple, light bubblegum, wheat, cracker, lightly toasted bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, citrus/earthy hops, and moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, banana, orange peel, peppercorn, clove, pear, apple, light bubblegum, wheat, cracker, lightly toasted bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, banana, orange peel, peppercorn, clove, wheat, cracker, lightly toasted bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, citrus/earthy hops, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitter/spiciness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/creamy, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a nice hefeweizen. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, citrus/earthy hops, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink. Very well balanced and nicely flavorful; never feeling bland/watery for the low ABV. Pretty classic feeling style flavors. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of megamick
4.75/5  rDev +46.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of derdtheterd
3.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mitchlarrivee
4.27/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

People on here calling this beer a hefeweizen are wrong. It is an American wheat ale aka and American hefeweizen. It is supposed to be different. Anyway it's a flavorful beer that is a cloudy yellow. I'll definitely order more.

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Photo of Everydayoff
3.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

355ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Cloudy pale gold straw color, the pour forms up one and a half finger of frothy white head that stays for a while with decent retention then dissipates to some bubble sheet on the surface. There is not much of lace to speak with.

The aroma is rather faint that is led by citrus, floral, as well as some clove spice, wheat grain, earthy, grassy, bready malt, and only ghost-like banana in kind of artificial not that real banana.

The taste is surprisingly not that fruity or bubblegum as it should be with only some citrus, lime, and clove spice. Hop with a bold touch of earthiness, grassiness, and bitterness while malt is also there with its breadiness and subtle sweet caramel.

Light body with some crisp and moderate lively carbonation, semi-smooth mouthfeel with some refreshing touch through the palate, finish is dry.

Forget about the German Hefe before trying this one, it is not that bad but nothing worth to repeat.

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Photo of MikeyTomorrow
4.15/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Widmer Hefeweizen from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
3.25 out of 5 based on 2,115 ratings.
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