Widmer Hefeweizen | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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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
Ranking:
#45,575
Reviews:
805
Ratings:
2,139
pDev:
16.87%
Bros Score:
3.51
 
 
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40
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366
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Is very good, don't get me wrong, but there is a bitter chemical aftertaste that lingers which I really do not like. Great if there is nothing else to drink, or t is on sale, but generally won't gravitate to it in the supermarket isle. Good wit flavor, has chew to it, but don't look forword to the after taste.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pour is average with the typical hefeweizen cloudy color and an unimpressive head. Smell leads with the spice but there are the usual banana and clove notes in there too. The smell is misleading, as the taste may not have enough spice and is largely about the wheat with subtle banana, clove, and lemon. It's equally sweet and tart. Mouthfeel is medium-thick (for a hefeweizen) with a touch of crispness but could maybe use a touch more. I didn't like this beer at all during my first sips, but it got better, and that's likely due to it warming up a bit and me noticing some of the more subtle flavors there. I usually prefer a more straightforward hefeweizen, but for more advanced palates (and for those who are not opposed to drinking this at temperatures above 40 degrees) this is likely to be enjoyed for what it is (assuming you like wheat that doesn't attach too tightly to yeast flavors, as the yeast here is concealed).

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Widmer Brothers American Hefeweizen (2013) - Surprisingly hoppy. Bold for a hefenweizen. Good head retention. Nice golden wheat body. Good carbonation very active. Flights caramel nose. Smooth crisp mouth feel. Nice sweet and lemon aroma. Mid pallet less hops. Mellow bready aftertaste. Good hefenweizen. 3.5 out of 5.

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12oz bottle in a standard pint glass.

A-It's a hazy orange color with lots of suspended wheat sediment. The thin white-colored head fades fast to a film. Some Lacing. Nice looking.

S-Lots of wheat and yeast plus a blend of fruit and spice. I pick up some banana, lemon citrus, spice and clove. Nothing is overpowering making for a good mix.

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M- Smooth light body. No yeast kick, watery finish.

O- It looks and smells very good, then heads downhill. I expected better.

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Widmer Hefeweizen from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.32 out of 5 with 2,139 ratings