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

Omission Lager (Gluten-Free)Omission Lager (Gluten-Free)
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Omission Lager (Gluten-Free)Omission Lager (Gluten-Free)

Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Docer on 04-10-2012

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Ratings: 330 |  Reviews: 71
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5/5  rDev +56.7%

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5/5  rDev +56.7%

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4.84/5  rDev +51.7%

Photo of woodychandler
4.3/5  rDev +34.8%
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 mjurney
4.29/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden color, a little haze. Lots of small bubble rising up. Bright white head.

Faint aroma... I'm picking up some spicy, bready, a little lemony.

Sweet malts, bready, grassy, a little honey. Hop bitterness is mild, spicy-lemony. Clean and crisp finish. Body is light, crisp, refreshing, semi dry, well carbonated.

Very good for a Light Lager.

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Photo of Sfroyo
4.25/5  rDev +33.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +33.2%

Photo of Georgedisrespectful
4.2/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.13/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampling right now on 2/7/15. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a pint glass. On side of label: "Oct 30 14" which I am sure it was the born on date and not expired by date.

Brew pours a clear straw-yellow in color with a thin foamy/fizzy head that settles down to mostly around the sides of the glass in less than 10 minutes. Ring-lacing is seen at first then slides back down after a few sips. The aroma is of grains for the most part with a light hint of corn also. More going on with the flavor as this actually doesn't taste like the typical 'Pale Ale' and even leaning towards a Hefeweizen (wheat beer) even. Great taste and goes down easy. No harsh or bitter aftertaste at all unlike some pale ales. Tasty brew. Lighter+ bodied with good carbonation. Overall I liked this one and don't care if if is "Gluten-Free" or not.

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Photo of Adestria
4.09/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thought lagers were usually heavier, i like the lightness of this one. Has a bit of a citrus taste like a Blue Moon, but is crispier...pretty tasty for a gluten free beer. I poured a bottled beer into a chilled mug, it was refreshing. The after taste is so so, it's better on the lips.

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4/5  rDev +25.4%

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4/5  rDev +25.4%

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4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of manx
4/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For the last year I've been gluten-free - and my favorites are Widmer Omission - Lager, IPA & Ale. The least bitter (and least powerful) of the three is the gold label Lager at 4.6%, with a smooth, light taste.

As most say, not bad for a gluten-free beer - I like beer but not the beer belly and hope Omission will stay available at my local - Rovers in Austin.

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Photo of crhea
4/5  rDev +25.4%

Excellent Gluten Free Bier. Light Crisp Taste. Nice to find a gluten-free bier that isnt made from Sorghum or Rice.

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4/5  rDev +25.4%

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4/5  rDev +25.4%

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4/5  rDev +25.4%

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4/5  rDev +25.4%

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4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of joe12pk
3.97/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Malty, sweet, hoppy lager. Crisp and refreshing! Hard to believe that this is a gluten-removed brew; I would not have known it except for the labeling and knowing about the brand already. This is not anything like Redbridge, New Grist, or Bard's. This tastes really good! (Warning: people with Celiac Sprue Disease should be wary as this beer does not claim to be 100% gluten free.)

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Photo of biboergosum
3.88/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle - Widmer? Portland? My wife was just flipping around season 3 of Portlandia on Netflix today! Nobody really reads this shit, right?

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, rocky, and mildly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some well spread-out sudsy and striated lace around the glass as it quickly recedes.

It smells of crisp, grainy pale malt, wet saltine crackers, breakfast biscuits, watery lemon juice, ethereal petrol fumes, and leafy, earthy, and dead grassy hops. The taste is more bready, grainy pale malt, just a touch of corn-bred sweetness, now totally sodden discount brand soup crackers, subtle gasohol notes, and still prominent earthy, weedy, and grassy hops.

The bubbles are quite understated in their plainly frothy ministrations, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth, a small airy creaminess manifesting, right where I was looking for something more sinister. It finishes just off-dry, the graininess of the tinkered-with malt still prominent enough to keep those apparently noble hops more or less honest.

Forget gluten-free, this is one of the better lagers, period, that I've had in a long while. Crisp, tasty, and well-rounded, with a few old-world nods, the kind that make me shake my head when I see what this is listed as here - 'light lager', really? Ok, things and recipes may have changed over the intervening years, but I think this offering deserves a whole shitload more respect than to be lumped into THAT category.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.85/5  rDev +20.7%

Poured into an IPA glass.

Look: Crystal clear straw yellow body. Fizzy white head that doesn't retain much foam but lines of decent lacing hang around.

Aroma: A clean grain and malt body with just a touch of dried grass.

Taste: Some slightly metallic sourness in front followed by a clean grain body.

Mouthfeel: Pretty light.

Overall: A completely refreshing, tasty lager. Probably wouldn't choose this over a cheapest macro though due to the price.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.85/5  rDev +20.7%

(bottling date: Jun 16 2014 - poured into a fluted goblet)

A: pale, faded yellow liquid... crystal-clear... tall, off-white, oily-looking foam crops up on the pour... a bit rocky and mashed-potato in appearance... thin shots of lace

S: classic, familiar sulfury aroma of adjunct lagers - I mean, it's dead on - did they use a Bud or Miller yeast on this?... lightly floral with a faint hint of pilsner malt... wet sidewalk... as it warms, it takes on a more fresh-baked bread quality

T: brief sweet corn note up front, but almost immediately the flavors following that indicate that this is an all-malt, Euro-style pale lager - a touch heftier on the malt and its balance than said lagers... strange note of pre-ground black pepper in the finish... vaguely doughy malt and a semi-firm, mineral hop bite lingers in the aftertaste

M: dancing around medium-bodied, marginally rigid edges, but with a fairly dry, mildly parching finish

O: lowering the gluten ppm or not, they made a fine lager here... can't say if the extra malt heft will turn off those who prefer their lagers to taste damn near like water, but the rest of it's close enough!... a "light" lager that drinks more like an import German helles?...

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Omission Lager (Gluten-Free) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 14.8% out of 100 with 330 ratings
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