Omission Lager (Gluten-Free)
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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From:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
American Lager
Ranked #288
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
74
Ranked #29,786
Avg:
3.21 | pDev: 16.51%
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
290
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 28, 2021
Added:
Apr 10, 2012
Wants:
  16
Gots:
  93
SCORE
74
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Reviewed by MNJR from Illinois

3.48/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A good tasting simple beer. I have no idea what reduced gluten does to the flavor, but it tastes like regular beer to me. Lemony, sweet, slightly grassy, slightly minty, smooth, very enjoyable.
Oct 28, 2021
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Rated by littledogbigtrouble

3.3/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Not a bad beer. Tastes a bit different due to no gluten, but I have no problem drinking it. Not as light tasting as advertised.
Oct 22, 2021
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

2.8/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Decent starting head but it fades to rim bubbles. Few spots. Crystal clear. Dark straw color

A touch of skunk to the otherwise raw barley grain aroma. Faint hop. Smells like a macro.

Spritzy with a thin body. There's a bit more flavor than a macro, but not by much. Very grainy. Little, if any, hop. Refreshing as in the lawnmower sense.
Jul 25, 2021
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Reviewed by RedStickPhil from New Mexico

3.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
This is not a very good beer. It does look like a lager, albeit one with feeble carbonation. It smells like nothing and tastes like an na. Mouthfeel is ok, and the head is really pretty for a little while, so I'll give it that.
Jun 28, 2021
 
Rated: 3.57 by gbiello from Massachusetts

Apr 20, 2021
 
Rated: 3.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 09, 2020
 
Rated: 3.57 by fflopps from Iowa

Jul 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.04 by wip998001 from Massachusetts

Jun 19, 2020
 
Rated: 3.25 by Velivolus from Vermont

May 17, 2020
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Rated by wac9 from Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Very good
Jan 25, 2020
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Rated by betobeer from Colorado

2.64/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Drinkable but plain....maybe because is gluten free
Jan 20, 2020
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

2.87/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
DATE: January 17, 2020... OCCASION: Friday of week two in a gluten-free diet--time to try more beer!... GLASSWARE: Penn State pilsner... pours a swirling, almost violent explosion of bubbles amid a clear, golden body that frames its fluffy, puffy snow-white, three-fingered head... its resilience is impressive, especially considering other gluten-free offerings have flat-lined rather swiftly... crisp biscuit, bright aromatic flowery hops--lilac and hyacinth--and lemon zest... it's rather light, if not weak, but it's not off-putting... it has a basic, thin, smooth mouthfeel that approximates a light beer with dry tannins... somehow, the effervescence that showed so impressively doesn't make its way to the tongue or throat... and not as crisp as the bottle suggests--still, it does refresh... lemon dish soap, lilac, some fruitiness (berry, apple), the feint of bread malts, and a little nuttiness... this holds its own against the normal rinsers, but for a gluten-free beer, it rounds nicely into a drinkable lager...
Jan 18, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by Eamartin88 from Texas

Oct 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.23 by craigbelly from Iowa

Aug 20, 2019
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Reviewed by tracylovesbeer from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
I am so beyond happy that I found this beer! I used to be a loyal Miller light drinker before gluten issues put the kibosh on it. I tried a lot of different gluten free beers but I never found one that had that light, clean taste. This one is great substitute! The taste is slightly bolder but does the job. I can finally have that reward beer after the yard work gets done ❤️
Jun 06, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by Burleigh from Virginia

Apr 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by beerfam205 from Texas

Apr 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by snoopdoug from Missouri

Mar 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.51 by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

Mar 30, 2019
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Reviewed by Firehazel from South Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This lager has character, it's very smooth yet every swallow has a statement to say. It's not pretentious. It's not trying to rock your world. It just wants you to enjoy.

Also, it's gluten free for those who are sensitive to that. I am not, so I am not factoring that into the review.
Mar 27, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.6/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
you cant judge something like this against all beers, but against its gluten free peers, its no doubt one of the best. its incredibly light, pure tasting to me, like when really good water has flavor, thats whats happening here, and it really makes this seem high quality in a space where a lot of these feel cheap. bright yellow color, fizzy but not a ton of head or lace along with in, and an aroma of fresh pils type malt, well achieved in here, and a light fruity hoppiness thats more than most pale lagers but makes it necessarily beery. the lager yeast is flavorless, i thought it might be more pils-esque from the nose, not i dont mind its absence, somehow the grain profile has plenty of character, and with the little bit of hops at the end, there is balance and even some depth for what this is. it drinks like beer, and thats all i really ever wanted from one of these. in its space, it has to be near the front of the pack, bubbly and light and real drinkable, i would even prefer this next to some full gluten light lagers. very well done!
Feb 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.84 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Feb 10, 2019
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Reviewed by Spikester from Oregon

3.94/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Clear gold with two finger of five minute head. Rings of lace form the liquid level falls.
Smell is grain bin with some floral hops.
Taste is slight sweetness with balanced amount of floral hops.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with good carbonation. Finish is lightly dry and balanced.
Overall a tasty easy drinking lager. Quite enjoyable .
Jan 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.13 by Joshsmith17 from Colorado

Jan 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.15 by TLA from Pennsylvania

Dec 15, 2018
 
Rated: 2.75 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Dec 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by alexsergio from New York

Sep 29, 2018
 
Rated: 2.84 by acurtis from New Jersey

Sep 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by jbclib7285 from Georgia

Sep 18, 2018
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Reviewed by ZenAgnostic from Texas

2.64/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
Appearance - Bright slightly lazy gold body and small seafoam head with good retention and nonstick lacing.

Smell - Vaguely corn, hay, and citrus rind. 4

Taste - Thin, corny, and stale cardboardy. 2.5

Mouthfeel - Sad and sickly. 2

Overall - Just no. Get out of here. Worse than the sum of its parts. 1.5
Sep 01, 2018
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Rated by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

2.35/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
Chill haze, not crisp , generally poor
Jul 12, 2018
 
Rated: 2.03 by jondoeworks from Texas

Jul 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by jeschaefer from Texas

Jul 03, 2018
 
Rated: 2 by adam36 from Illinois

Jun 12, 2018
 
Rated: 2 by Chilmer from Iowa

May 24, 2018
 
Rated: 3.42 by monk2021 from Texas

May 18, 2018
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Rated by Mclusal from Colombia

2.03/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25
H68
May 14, 2018
 
Rated: 3.11 by ibanez2k from Virginia

Apr 24, 2018
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Reviewed by NNJ925 from Maryland

4.34/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
I don't understand why people are rating this low because they say it's not Hoppy...really???>> If you want hoppy then get the other Gluten Free Ale that is more like an IPA. This is not meant to taste HOPPY... If you are expecting that, you bought the wrong beer.

This tastes like a regular bud light. Its light and refreshing, and actually for a Gluten Free beer it's darn good. If you want something hoppy there are plenty of IPA GF beers. This is not one of them.
Mar 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.53 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Feb 06, 2018
Omission Lager (Gluten-Free) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 74 out of 100 with 372 ratings