Widmer Hefeweizen | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Widmer HefeweizenWidmer Hefeweizen

Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

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

Pale, Munich, Wheat, Caramel 40L

Bittering: Alchemy
Aroma: Willamette, Cascade

Added by Todd on 07-17-1999

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

A: This poured a cloudy gold with bits of sediment and a little white head.
S: It smelled like faint lemon and herbal hops, with a bit of orange peel and coriander and wild honey.
T: It tasted like lemon and orange zest, with some metallic and stale bread malt. It had a mostly clean and bitter aftertaste.
M: It was watery with lots of carbonation. Light body.
D: This had a decent scent and taste and body. Really nothing impressive, but it was mild enough that it was easy to drink. Meh.

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

Got cloudier (translated: better) with each pint our table ordered. Sitting outside on an evening in the low 90s I had no intention of drinking anything but hefs or wits. Being the only hef on the slate and having heard decent things I dove right in and wasn't disappointed. Not the least bit offensive and extremely sessionable. Got much tastier as the sediment started flowing. Doesn't compare to the German big guns but I'd drink it again.

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.63/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz : bottle

Pours a hazy, golden-apricot color with a fizzy, foamy white head.

Grainy wheat, lemony grass notes.

Wheat, with light fruity, lemony notes. Simple, but enjoyable.

Medium body, soft carbonation.

Well done for the style. As I mentioned above, simple, but quite tasty.

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

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2/5  rDev -38.5%

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4/5  rDev +23.1%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.23/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 12oz bottle to Due South pint glass on 6/27/12
*From notes

A: A decent pour yields a 2.25 finger white head. Cloudy golden in hue.

S: Slightly subdued. Some banana, but not a lot. A bit of nutmeg, but faint

T: Lacking a lot of the bigger characteristics you'd associate with the style. More of a crowd pleaser. Some golden malt and some banana skin. Inoffensive yet moderately tasty, I suppose.

M: Actually pretty solid. Creamy and thick enough.

O: Nowhere near the top of the American Pale Wheat heap, yet there's a lot of shit that this leaves in the dust. Not the first I'd reach for, but certainly not the last.

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.52/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A very cloudy light gold, almost yellow. A huge, almost white head leaves plenty of lacing.

Smells of lemon zest, wheat and yeast.

Taste of light citrus, and wheaty malts, but not much yeasty tang.

Feels very smooth, with a lighter texture and very easy to drink.

I was never a fan of this version of wheat beers. The beer is easy to drink, and not offensive in flavor/aroma, but those aren't what you aim for...


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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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