Omission Lager (Gluten-Free) | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,393
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
357
pDev:
16.56%
 
 
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13
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Reviews: 77 | Ratings: 357
Reviews by Shenk87:
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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of woodychandler
4.3/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I should feel crappy more often! I felt really nauseous and under the weather on Friday and decided not to stir out of my humble abode over the weekend. Fortunately for me, I have a massive backlog of beer awaiting review and I turned to the gluten-free beers in the hopes that I would feel better. It seems to have worked as I have run through a bunch of them and I feel somewhat better, if not perfect.

From the bottle: "It isn't just what we took out, it's what we left in[.]

Apparently, they also left out punctuation! I Pop!ped the cap and began a hard pour, which netted me ~ three fingers of foamy, bone-white head with limited retention. Color was a crystal-clear Pale-Straw (SRM = 1 - 2). Nose had the honey-like sweetness that I usually associate with Lagers, but this was supposed to be G-F. WTF?!? Mind = blown. Mouthfeel was medium. Taste was reminiscent of summers on the farm - honey, hay, mown grass. Clean, light, easy-drinking, this was better than many AALs that I have been exposed to and it is G-F! Holy ... Finish was clean, semi-sweet and unquestionably the best of the lot so far.

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Photo of jp32
1.97/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I got a sample bottle of this the other day at work.... not much cold around the house so thought I'd give it a try... (Does anyone else find it humorous when you have to precede a rating with your disclosure of why you would be drinking something of that nature in the first place?)

Pours a weak yellow color. Aroma is difficult to find. The flavor is almost non-existent throughout the sip. It does somehow remind me more of beer than, say, tonic water, but I cannot explain exactly how. The only real notable flavor is a bready aftertaste. Even that disappears quickly.

Mouthfeel is light, but the beer is nicely carbonated.

* I feel as if I was rating this specifically compared to other Gluten-Free beers (which I have never tried), there is an opportunity this would be getting a much better rating from me. However, since it is being listed as an American Pale Lager, I am rating this while considering it as such.

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Photo of nickfl
3.41/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours with a small head of white foam on top of a lightly hazy, golden body. The foam fades rapidly and leaves no lace.

S - A very light, grainy aroma.

T - A bit of lightly sweet malt up front, some grainy notes in the middle, and a finish of dry malt and herbal hops.

M - a light body, average carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - For what it is, it is actually pretty well done. It doesnt compare to a truly full flavored beer, Ii it is intended to be a gluten free substitute for light lager it's a home run as there is nothing about it that (other than the poor foam) that screams gluten free and I would say it actually tastes like real beer.

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Photo of metter98
3.18/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Ever so faint aromas of bready malts are present in the nose. Hints of floral hops also become noticeable once the beer warms up.
T: As in the smell, the taste isn't very flavorful and has hints of bready and cracker malts along with a slight amount of bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink. While it isn't overly flavorful, it's not bad compared to many of the other beers in this style—beers which can be considered as having unappealing flavors of adjunct malts. It's also much better compared to gluten-free beers because it is made from grains containing gluten but then the gluten is extracted out later—you don't get any rancid flavors of sorghum.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of chinchill
3.21/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle dated (bottled on?) Feb. 2014 served in a lager glass.
Has the pale appearance of a light lager.
The aroma is pleasant, mainly bready grains, and surprisingly strong,
The flavor does not quite keep up, being weaker and a little less appealing. Still, it is clean and bready.

O: OK but not worth seeking out.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a hazy light yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grains and a slight skunky aroma. Taste is mainly of grains with a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that isn't too bad but nothing I would want to drink again.

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Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: brilliant gold with rapidly rising bubbles joining a white frothy cap with poor retention

S: smells like light grains, a hint of apple, some grainy earthiness, and some floral and spicy hop aromas

T: slightly tart with earthy grain flavors and a hint of vegetable and very faint apple

F: light to medium light highly carbonated beverage

O: a decent gluten-free substitute for a standard American lager

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Omission Lager (Gluten-Free) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.2 out of 5 with 357 ratings