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Alchemy Ale | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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3.58/5
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868 Ratings
Alchemy AleAlchemy Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
widmer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by csiewert on 12-27-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,930
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
868
pDev:
11.73%
Bros Score:
3.76
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
145
Trade:
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Reviews by BlurryVisi0n:
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3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: A medium haziness to an amber body, heavy bubbles throughout creating a white head maybe 1/2" off the body.

Smell: Strong rich hops, some citrus lemon feels to the smell not bad at all.

Taste: Light hoppy feel, wet hopped to be exact. Lemon skin with a light hit of yeast. What more can I say simply complex.

Mouth: Medium to heavy, very smooth. Not exactly sticky though slightly sour at the end.

Overall: This beer feels almost like a twist in your traditional Bavarian lager. I see that with respect because it feels like one but not as robust. More pale, more sweet citrusy but not a bad investment especially when you need a "normal" cold one after work.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a standard pint glass a clear rich bronze with tightly formed half finger lacey white head atop,good clarity and a nice head.Leafy and mild citric hops over top of a biscuit malt base,the aromas don't jump out at ya but are nice.Buttery caramel flavors at the onset with just a hint of toast,leafy/herbal and mild citric hops in the finish.This isn't half bad,it's not a big hopped up assertive APA but the subtle flavors are pretty nice.

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Photo of Brick93
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Brent_B
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of migwell
3.24/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wish I had found the date on the bottle before I bought it! It's long gone, fairly flat, but still pretty decent. Seems unfair to rate an old bottle of ale, but it hasn't gone skunky and I can imagine it with carbonation, so I think this is an OK brew. Take my review with a grain of salt!

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Photo of Lazaro
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of SunDevilBeer
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of TTripp725
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Doomcifer
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Beerswag
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Pale amber hue with a slight haziness, lacing stays for the duration. Earthy, elderberries, lemon pith and peppercorn all describe the hoppiness ... some bread and yeast in the nose as well. Near perfect smoothness with a slightly creamy medium body, more about hop flavor here than bitterness though this brew is certainly balanced. Mild toasted bread and grassiness from the malt and then the hops walk in. Herbal, berries, mint, floral, peppery, leafy and mild resin from the Alchemy hops. Hint of alcohol and fruity esters, finishes hoppy and slightly dry.

Good choice on doing an APA rather than a full blown IPA, a chance to see what this hop is really about. A great departure from the usual citrus killers that we have come to love and loath at the same time. Recommended.

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Photo of Billolick
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle

Pours dull looking amber, near clear, darker tan head, larger bubbles that quickly fade to next to nothing. Just parts of a film, a thin collar and minor lacing.

Malt and hops about even on the nose.

The label on this one speaks of balance and I think it has been achieved here, hops/malt in harmony and yes balance.

Easy drinking and enjoyable enough. Nothing earth shattering, but this is a good option to use to expose newbies to the world of real beer and quality ale.

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Photo of Andrew_Rios122
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of avitallo
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of TheRamie
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of innominat
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hugh37
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of rhinonau
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Janeinma
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Amber colored with an inch of white foam on top. I get some pine like hops in the aroma,but it seems subdued. The flavor is a bit mor straight forward with the hops. Definitely pine like hops and some light malt rounding out the flavor. Nice Brussels lacing on the glass. The mouth is a bit sticky with the hops.

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Alchemy Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 868 ratings
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