Alchemy Ale | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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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

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Added by csiewert on 12-27-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,565
Reviews:
126
Ratings:
870
pDev:
11.73%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
147
Trade:
1
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1/5  rDev -72.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.1%

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1.74/5  rDev -51.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

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2/5  rDev -44.1%

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2/5  rDev -44.1%

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2.24/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

As far as ales go, I just expect a lot more from Widmer. I think they did a great job on the color, and a decent job on the aroma but as far as flavor goes, It's a little too strong for an ale as far as I am concerned. I can still appreciate the brew however.

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2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

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2.3/5  rDev -35.8%

Photo of hardy008
2.38/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Pours hazy amber with a half finger off white head, with decent retention and lacing. Has citrus zest, floral hops, and bread in the aroma.

Tastes pretty much the same as it smells with citrus zest, floral hops, and bread malt. Tastes both bitter and bland at the same time.

Medium bodied and over carbonated. Has a bitter aftertaste. Not very good, and not worth trying again. I will pass on this in the future.

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2.43/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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2.45/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I'll start by saying I'm not a big fan of American Pale Ales, but there have been some I liked. I like Widmer so I decided to give Alchemy a try...


I poured a little in a glass to have a look at it and drank the majority out of the bottle. Which wasn't much because I couldn't finish it.


Nice lazy straw color... soda like sudsy'ness.


Smelled citrisy to me... some esters


Taste...sadly club soda with excessive grapefruit rind...I was searching for some malt charicter and found none. It was pure bitter hoppiness with no floral aspect to that hopiness


Average mouthfeel for a pale ale.

i have to say I don't think I got a very fresh six-pack so that may have exacerbated the harshness but still will not get this beer again. I still have 5 others to try so we'll see.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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2.62/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Malt on the nose. Tastes like they forgot to add the hops. No hops to speak of. Ok carb.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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Alchemy Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 870 ratings