Omission Ultimate Light Golden Ale (Gluten-Free)
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Omission Ultimate Light Golden Ale (Gluten-Free)Omission Ultimate Light Golden Ale (Gluten-Free)
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Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #316
Ranked #28,360
3.43 | pDev: 17.2%
Jul 26, 2022
Apr 13, 2017
Omission Ultimate Light Golden Ale (Gluten-Free)Omission Ultimate Light Golden Ale (Gluten-Free)
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
(12 oz can, updated branding, PKGD ON DEC2711; purchased single off shelf... poured into a 14 oz mug)

L: clear, pale amber liquid; tight, bubbly, subtly off-white foam pad which holds pretty steady... head continues to hold longer than expected, but it doesn't lace much

S: pleasant orange-rind-kissed, Kolsch(?)-like, lightly-honeyed Cream of Wheat grainy foundation... maybe a hint of floral hops... overall light-moderate intensity

T: bit of a static mess up front, but it soon gives way to a golden grassy grain and eventually a flash of pithy citrus peel in the finish... sip after sip, extra dry with a flower-stem bitterness and a very delicate, underlying (sunflower) seed-butter accent to its near character-less, two-dimensional malt base... gets slightly toastier as it goes

F: light, buoyant, quick, lead by a softly foamy airiness... stuns the palate roof to a moderate degree... almost a touch of toasty warmth hovering above the tongue... wish it had a bit more oily caress to it

O: not quite Kolsch-like or Cream ale-ian... ends up being a mellow, basic blonde... really got to be patient with this one, savor each sip to collect as much flavor info as possible... this was work (1954)
Jul 26, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.41/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Omission Balanced Brewing "Omission Ultimate Light Golden Ale"
12 fl. oz. can coded "07:19 01 PKGD ON DEC2721"
$2.29 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: The label lists this beer as having 99 calories and 3 carbs which puts it pretty high up there in terms of being a light beer. Michelob Ultra has 95 calories and 2 grams of carbs but Bud Light has 110 calories and 6.6 grams of carbs. This is also "gluten reduced" but to be honest there's not really that much gluten in most regular beers anyway, and even less in light beers. As an example Budweiser, Becks, Bitburger, San Miguel, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Miller High Life, Cantillon Gueuze, La Chouffe Blonde, Duvel, Löwenbräu Oktoberfestbier and Newcastle Brown Ale and many others all have less than 20 parts per million of gluten, and according to the Codex Alimentarius products with less than 20 parts per million (ppm), equal 20 mg per kg, are considered "gluten free". I should point out, however, that even "gluten free" can be too much for some people. It's mostly clear and golden in color beneath a short head of bright white foam. The aroma is grainy and floral. The flavor follows with some additional light fruitiness. It's lightly sweetish and equally light in bitterness giving it a very nice balance. It finishes with a drop of residual sweeetness that fades to leave some mild floral and subtly herbal hop notes behind. In the mouth it's light-medium in body and gently crisp-then-smooth. The head retention and lacing aren't great but that's to be expected of a light beer. All in all I enjoyed it and I'd drink this over a Michelob Ultra or Bud Light Next any day.
Review #8,114
Jul 04, 2022
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12oz can lashed into a tall 14oz glass.
L: Pours crystal clear rich yellow/gold with large carbonation bubbles and a 1.5 inch fizzy off-white head that quickly recedes to fizzy random skin. Almost no lacing.
S: Has a metallic smell with hops, grains, field grass and very light dry bread or crackery malt.
T: Malty (interestingly), cracker, grassy, lime, corn and a lightly bitter clean finish that lingers. It is gently zesty.
F: Crisp, clean and slippery medium-bodied mouthfeel with a fast, clean finish and a medium linger.
O: A fairly decent tasting and easy feeling gluten reduced low cal, low carb light golden ale that is quenching & drinks very fast. The sensations of malts & hops are nicely balanced and it is very good in it's style.
Jan 12, 2022
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Reviewed by Reidrover from Oregon

3.37/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
OK after being diagnosed with diabetes time to find a low carb beer.
This is one attempt.
12 oz single bottle 3 g carbs. 99 calories
Pours a clear bright golden coloured body with a small clingy off white head.
Aroma of cardboard? hops and slight caramel.
Taste..grass, cardboard , light lime and water.
Mouth feel is thin but not over carbonated. Dryish finish . OK
Nothing too it. Inoffensive in extreme. Might be the ale version of Michelob Ultra.
I could do this in the summer.
Oct 25, 2021
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Reviewed by gandres from Philippines

3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:08 PM
12 ounce bottle poured to wine glass
Sight: light golden amber, appears clear, small white foam that disappears quickly, some lacing
Smell: fragrant, hoppy, malty
Taste: medium bitterness, some sweetness
Mouth Feel: sticky, medium carbonation , medium drop, okay finish, bitter aftertaste
Overall: very good
Repeat: maybe
Look for: no
Oct 13, 2021
Rated: 3.47 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Jun 27, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by robebo44 from Virginia

Jan 07, 2021
Rated: 3.04 by DOCRW from Washington

Oct 17, 2020
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Reviewed by Rswpww from Connecticut

1.54/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
I bought a 12 pack and had three flat beers. For the first time in my life, I'm going to throw out the remaining beer. What little carbonation it had looked artificial and was short-lived. Might have been a bad batch?
Sep 30, 2020
Rated: 3.38 by kds2437 from Texas

Sep 20, 2020
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Rated by Khocolate from Tennessee

4.04/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
Overall, great beer, gluten-free, low calorie, light golden ale. I was very impressed.
Aug 30, 2020
Rated: 3.39 by lowlyone from Massachusetts

Jul 11, 2020
Rated: 3.33 by ahuey333 from Wisconsin

May 23, 2020
Rated: 3.2 by Walnut from Missouri

Apr 10, 2020
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
DATE: April 4, 2020... OCCASION: watching Schitt$ Creek after solving some protracted bicycle crises... GLASSWARE: Rare Vos pint... time for another gluten-free offering, this one clocking in at a wonderfully 99 calories... pours a light golden body rife with tiny white bubbles... its head dwindles from a finger to a thin smear of white haze... looks like a clean, crisp delivery... rusty metallic Saaz, light orange and lemon, hay and grass, blunted bread malts, grains and oats... the mouthfeel is light, cleansing, bubbly and transparent at the finish--definitely light and refreshing, with a hint of texture... give credit here--this passes as a blonde ale as it sips... the taste is equally light, with hay, lemon, orange, grass, salty cracker, and light spice... this satisfies enough to be a go-to at backyard parties or multi-beer nights... Ultimate? not so sure of that bravado, but it quenches thirst and can be appreciated as a wine spritzer or hard seltzer, with a tinge of malt presence...
Apr 05, 2020
Rated: 3.71 by Boone757 from Virginia

Feb 17, 2020
Rated: 3.54 by HaoleBoy from California

Feb 17, 2020
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Rated by bellce0 from Georgia

3.71/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Rating this beer within the context of a 99 calorie "light" beer, it is absolutely fantastic. Grab it for the right occasion!
Feb 04, 2020
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden color with a one finger head of fizzy white foam. The head fades almost instantly, leaving almost no lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is slightly fruity with notes of grapes as well as some light harvest fruits of peach and apricot. Along with these aromas comes a little bit of a caramel and toast smell.
Taste – The taste is light overall, but has a nice cracker and fruity taste, with the fruit being of a light harvest fruit nature of apple, grape and pear, along with a moderately strong showing of a caramel sweetness. Along with these flavors comes some notes of a bit of a yeasty taste as well as some light grass and herbal hop. At the very end a hint of toast comes to the tongue and leaves one with a light, but easy drinking golden ale taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is quite light and crisp with a carbonation level that is average to actually slightly lower. More carbonation would have certainly been better for the brew as it would have made it a much easier sipper overall.
Overall – An easy drinking light brew with a bit more flavor than the average. Pretty nice for the light abv. overall.
Dec 21, 2019
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Reviewed by blissfulNemo from Michigan

1/5  rDev -70.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
this was a very bad batch packaged on july 23, 2019. i found out that the july 23 and 24 batches were contaminated with bacteria but not harmful (according to the brewery). if you got one of these dates, avoid drinking - it's real nasty.

i hope for a chance to re-review once they've fixed whatever went wrong.
Dec 04, 2019
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Reviewed by Davedrinkinbeer from Indiana

4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
For a 5-carb, 99-calorie, 4.2% ABV beer, this is very good! Beer has a light feel, and has a hoppy scent too. The taste is mostly hops, with some citrus notes in the beer too. Considering this is also gluten-free, this beer is a win for sure. A great summertime ale-- almost like a very light IPA overall.

When considering the other 5c, 99cal, 4.2% beers like Coors light or Bud light, this is hands down better. Highly recommended!
Sep 06, 2019
Rated: 4.7 by Burleigh from Virginia

Jun 30, 2019
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Reviewed by PMakowski from New Hampshire

3.91/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 Oz bottle poured into glass
Look - pale yellow color, lots of bubbles. Foam head is small and lacing lingers around the edges.
Smell - island fruits - pineapple mostly. Some bread.
Taste - I expected the flavors to be toned down and they are. Hop flavors of pineapple and red apple. Some sugar cube sweetness. Mineral water. And malt but it's not too sweet. Drinkability is max, you could probably just keep drinking this on a hot day without stopping.. carbonation is high.

Overall, it hits the spot on a warm sunny day. It has enough flavor to separate it from other light beers. It isn't the best in the style, but if you just want a crushable six pack, this is a good option. Grade is an B+
Jun 27, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by Griffith from Connecticut

May 15, 2019
Rated: 3.09 by WDWAoT from Arizona

May 05, 2019
Rated: 3.49 by Try-em-all from Missouri

Mar 16, 2019
Rated: 4.07 by mngermanshepherd from Minnesota

Mar 03, 2019
Rated: 2 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Jan 31, 2019
Rated: 3.23 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Oct 29, 2018
Rated: 3.35 by mghtg6 from Missouri

Oct 12, 2018
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Reviewed by Nogulten from Florida

4.23/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
New to gluten free beer so trying amap. That said this is very good over all light beer. Love the fizz just the right amount of tingle. Summer ICE COLD smooth citrus refreshing beer. By the 3rd one your hooked. It will be a staple in my beer cooler.
Sep 06, 2018
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Rated by bankboy66 from New Jersey

3.64/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This is a great light beer. Has much more body and flavor than the typical fare. Give it a try.
Sep 01, 2018
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
From the 12 fl. ,oz. bottle dated Mar 22, 2018. Sampled in July and this write up comes from notes.

Your basic pale yellow pour with a modest and short-lived white head. Decent clarity.

What I get on the nose is more of a grainy character with some grassy hops. I suppose that is what one should get considering the style.

Thin body but still refreshing.

I get a sweet start to the taste and a grainy grittiness but it all leads to a crisp finish. It is gluten-free so I was not expecting a lot but it is OK.
Aug 07, 2018
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Reviewed by Libeertarian from Montana

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
From notes taken 07/18/17:

Fairly clear golden yellow, naturally. Even, fine-bubbled foamy head of off-white. In bottle, smells like grapefruit rind. In glass, the same with addition of fruit itself as well as other faint citric, grassy, and crackery suggestions. Palate is much less fruity and not even really carrying on with the crackers or grass. The flavor is very light, but reminds me of mix of grains, lime, cucumbers, and water, with rind and peppercorn in the retro-olfaction. Good still, better in fact than many much-touted hoppy varietals, and the perfect balance for a beer you really should slam back 4-6 of while mowing the lawn. Light-bodied, no surprise there. Abundance of soft velvety effervescence, each mouthful feels like 50% air.
Jun 18, 2018
Rated: 3.44 by Furlinator from California

May 20, 2018
Rated: 3.59 by emerge077 from Illinois

May 13, 2018
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Straw yellow in color with some faint cloudiness due to fine sediment. There's a fingernail of off white around most of the rim and about the size of a half dollar in the middle. The aroma is of faint pale malt. I'm tasting pale malt and some very faint citrus. The mouth is fairly light and smooth.
May 10, 2018
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Reviewed by nhdjinn from New Hampshire

3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
well I bought this looking for a light low carb beer that didn't .....

Look - golden - small lacing head
smell - citrus hops and some malt - surprise it has hops
taste - for a 5 carb 4.2% this is a winner it very drinkable with hop finsh
fell - well light
overall - a real low carb winner - compare this to your generic big beer lights and you will want to stock up on this
Omissions prove you can make a light ale with low carbs a that's drinkable
Apr 28, 2018
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 8/25/2017. Pours sightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, orange, citrus zest, wheat, cracker, white bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of citrus hops and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, orange, citrus zest, wheat, cracker, white bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very mild grassy/zesty hop bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, orange, citrus zest, wheat, cracker, white bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of citrus hops and pale malt flavors; with nice malt/bitterness balance; and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a nice blonde ale. All around nice robustness and balance of citrus hops and pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the minimally bitter finish. Nicely flavorful and not too watery for the ABV. This would be a nice summer beer. A nicely enjoyable offering, and great style example.
Feb 24, 2018
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.26/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
A: Pours a pale to medium yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and faint pale golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy sudsy white head that reduces to a medium to large sized patch of very thin film covering a little more than half the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of cereal grain malts with a light aroma of grassy hops.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of cereal grain malts with minimal amounts of grainy sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of grassy hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which fades away quickly leaving a clean finish.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp and clean.

O: Very easy to drink with a light body, light aroma, and light flavor as well as well hidden alcohol. It would be easy to have a couple of these and it is surprising that it is gluten reduced/gluten free - while it is an "ale" it drinks much more like a light lager.
Dec 17, 2017
Omission Ultimate Light Golden Ale (Gluten-Free) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 48 ratings