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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into pint sized Hefeweizen glass. Freshness date reads 10/Aug/11. Does that mean it is expired ?

A: Lacing is great, head quite ample and stays around for about 3 minutes. Color is a hazy gold.

S: German smelling hops here, smells a bit like a German pils but with some wheat mellowness. Very inviting smell.

T: Certainly no Hefeweizen here, there's no clove and no banana, very clean fermentation profile. Pretty dry but not overly so. Hops dominate, sailing on wheaty maltiness.

M: The carbonation is strong with this one but in line with the viscosity coming from this unfiltered brew.

Overall this is an incredibly fresh tasting, balanced and pleasant brew. Just don't get confused by the Hefeweizen label, it is nothing of the sort.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pretty good. Looks like a hefeweizen or an American Belgian-style wheat ale. Fairly pale overall.

Smell: Not much here. Some faint hops and lemon. Watery.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Well-balanced between banana and orange zest. Citrus hops as well. I'm impressed. Full-bodied as well. I tried this a second time on tap, and didn't like it as much. Very bland.

Drinkability: Definitely enjoyable.

Overall: Got a good deal on this and would take it again without the deal anyday.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a lighter orange color. Light cap. A bit creamy and only small lacing dots. Transparent with mellow bubbles rising.

S-Definitely doesn't smell much like a Hefeweizen. Now seeing that this beer is labeled as a American Pale Wheat Ale, I understand the nose more.

T-Clearly an APWA. Much more assertive and hoppy than A Hefeweizen. That being said, there is some nice, bright citrus hops. Grains and wheat too. Lemony citrus accompanies the wheat on the back end. Lightly bitter, but still decently sweet as well.

M-Crisp, but more sturdy in the body. A bit dry. Good carbonation. Medium bodied. Refreshing.

O/D-Does not taste like a Hefeweizen. Definitely more like an APWA. Either way, I actually did enjoy this one. I liked their IPA on tap better, but this was not bad either. Not expecting what I got but I liked it.

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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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