Widmer Hefeweizen | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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75
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2,108 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:
2,108
Reviews:
801
Avg:
3.25
pDev:
17.23%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
347
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,108 |  Reviews: 801
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

Photo of aufie
3.76/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cadiazmk78
3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just a regular beer.

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Photo of JPNesker
3.89/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Decent heff from Portland; the land of a million craft beers. Also the original american heff from one of the original craft breweries. Does not disappoint. Smooth citrusy with floral notes in the nose and finish -- decent alcohol content. Great!

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

Photo of B33rcules
3.63/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Metalsnota
3.3/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of eire
2.85/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
3.82/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JordanlikesAles
2.69/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Falls short for the style.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
3.32/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date that I can find.

APPEARANCE: pours a dense, hazy, straw color with one-finger white head that slowly dissipated until a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, there is significant lacing on the glass and medium carbonation (I think?).

SMELL: very faint to the nose, bread and faint banana and lemon citrus note.

TASTE: initially sweet bread and lemon citrus, then faint banana, everything understated.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is an underwhelming example of a style I truly enjoy, it was a great looking beer but smell and taste were very faint, I would not buy this one again as there are better options available.

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Widmer Hefeweizen from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
3.25 out of 5 based on 2,108 ratings.
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