Widmer Hefeweizen | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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75
okay
2,118 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:
2,118
Reviews:
803
Avg:
3.25
pDev:
17.23%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
352
For Trade:
1
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Photo of breardon1776
2.96/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A good beer but doesn't fit my traditional criteria

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Photo of nwhittin
3.44/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.19/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cd34
3.74/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.17/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The beer is a darker straw color with a haze that I can still see the fast rising carbonation through. The head was thin and reminded me like a small layer of soap. Very faint, almost no aroma, a slight wheat smell but that is about it. The beer is medium bodied and I do get a nice bubble feel off the carbonation. The beer itself tastes i get a slight spice, not overly strong or distinguishable, not your typical clove or banana flavors. Then a get a sweet wheat flavor. Overall the beer is fine but not a very good hefeweizen

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

Photo of arevalo
3.88/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrianScott
3.01/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of kkarimi
3.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.85/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.36/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Danielr26
3.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.26/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nice yellow hazy appearance replete with an almost full inch of white head. Aroma kicked down citrus, lemon and grapefruit.

Taste is almost surprisingly bitter and moreso tart. The wheat and lemon remain continuously perceptible. If you want more lemon than banana in the traditional hefe yeast strains, this might be up your alley. Definitely a hybrid of tradition and American ingenuity here.

This stuff is everywhere, well distributed, plenty popular, I wouldn't say it does anything bad.

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Photo of Squire123
3.59/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kamahl16
2.86/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Lundste
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of COR8RFAN
3.85/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yeldarb92
3.32/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cwkash
3.91/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1angrydwarf
2.75/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

Not a true hefeweizen. No banana/clove.
Color and mouth feel is right for style but the taste is missing the hallmarks of the style. Might be a below average wheat beer. Will not get again.

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

Photo of edthehead
2.68/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Matt97m3
3.99/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Honestly overall I'd have to say I'm pleased with it. I fell in love with Franziskaner dunkel and this reminded me of it without the banana nutty flavor and a little hoppier. Great beer IMO right amount of alcohol and goes down very easy.

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Photo of gilpdawg
4.06/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.17/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Widmer Hefeweizen from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
3.25 out of 5 based on 2,118 ratings.
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