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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2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +23.1%

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5/5  rDev +53.8%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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2.68/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Pilsner glass. Reviewed live.

A- Finger width creamy white head. Pale golden-orange, very cloudy. Plenty of carbonation. Retention doesn't last very long, but there is some fluffy lacing.

S- Some light Hefeweizen notes, but very light smell all around. Golden malts and wheaty, some banana notes.

T- Very sweet flavor. Sugary all day. Some weizen notes, but too sugary really to tell.

M- Heavily carbed and a syrupy texture. Not ideal.

O- It's too bad I didn't give this one a better score, as it is my dad's favorite and is nostalgic for me. So bump up the nostalgia score!

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3.33/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, orangish yellow with a quarter of an inch of soft, loose, white head that hangs around for a while. The nose has notes of lemon zest and straw. The taste is wheaty and straw-like up front followed by a lemon zestyness and finishes with a forward yeastiness. The mouthfeel is light, well carbonated, a little crisp, and smooth.

This would be a nice, light beer for the summer, but overall it's rather mediocre and average. It's enjoyable if you want a light, sessionable, mild mannered beer. If you're looking for a flavor-forward, potent beer, avoid.

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.83/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a cloudy orange yellow amber. Half finger medium white head and lacing. Looks like a hefeweizen. A light bready almost pilsner aroma with faint wheat and citrus. Flavor is light, but pleasant, wheat and lemon with a decent sweet malt backbone. Light wheat and light hop finish. Surprisingly medium bodied. Pleasant and refreshing. As others note, this is not really a hefeweizen, but it is a quite pleasant wheat ale. Looks and tastes fine. I'd be happy to have another one of these.

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3.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a hazy yellow, 1 finger of head, very bubbly and light lacing.

S- Smells faintly of banana, not getting much else. Reading other reviews I might be off but it's the first thing that came to mind.

T- Again I get a little bit of banana similar to the nose but it's very subtle and fading.

M- High carbonation, appropriate for the style. Kind of thin/light. Not surprising considering the lowish ABV.

O- Nothing special, nothing bad. An average hefeweizen. Very drinkable, good session beer.

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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2.71/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a hazy yellowish with minimal clarity. One and a half fingers head. Moderate dissipation. Good lacing. No sediment, which saddens me.

S: Mild, generic malt, muted nose. None of the spicy, banana or clove one expects from a wheat.

T: Mild hefe presence in the beginning, followed by a touch of spice and some soapiness in the finish. Again, everything seems very mass produced and muted.

M: Good, clean and refreshing. Nice body to this beer, unfortunately there isn't much flavor to carry.

O: Not overly impressed. Where's my Boulevard Wheat?

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