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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 Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Docer on 04-10-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,021
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
331
pDev:
15.67%
Bros Score:
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Photo of Texasfan549
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.96/5  rDev -7.2%
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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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Knapp85
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of metter98
3.18/5  rDev -0.3%
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 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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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of LXIXME
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A nice sized medium white head settles into a very thin lacing above a clear straw golden colored beer.

Light aroma of grains to sweet malt with a little bit of sourness also coming through, might be yeast or light hops.

A very light sweet grain malt taste with more sourness sneaking in there maybe also from sour mash grains or however they cook up this stuff.

This light bodied beer finishes with a light dry aftertaste.

A quite easy beer to forget, very similar to any number of light American lager beers.

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 5/5/2016. Pours fairly crystal clear pale straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, cracker, biscuit, light honey, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, cracker, biscuit, light honey, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast notes present. Moderate dryness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.6%. Overall this is a very good Pale lager. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.73/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. "Omission Lager"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, coded "12:50 3 APR2517" and sampled on AUG0717
$2 @ Weis Market, Conshohocken, PA

Look: Fingerprint-through-the-glass clarity in a golden body beneath a short head of bright white foam. Good retention and lacing.
Smell: Straightforward grainy malt with some floral, grassy, and herbal hops.
Taste: As the aroma suggests with a mild note of yeasty apple-like fruitiness. Moderately bitter but balanced leaving a short, dry finish.
Feel: Light-medium in body with a gently crisp carbonation.
Overall: Quite basic, and perhaps a little bit light overall, but clean and well balanced.

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of chinchill
3.21/5  rDev +0.6%
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 jlindros
3.38/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Super hot day, hope this is refreshing. Never found a gluten free beer that I liked so far, so hopefully this will get there.

Pours a light fizzy almost one finger head that fades fairly quickly over crystal clear watery honey golden color.

Nose has a big crisp fruity lager, quite fruity but some typical lager and some over fruity, light malts with a hint graininess, light of what seems like a golden malt like profile and hint of fruity hops.

Taste has a light honey flavor, light golden toasty malt like profile again surprisingly. Just a hint of sweetness, as the lager flavors kick in, hint of lager fruit and nice crispness. Juicy flavors and on a hot day quite a thirst quencher. Light grassy hops. There is also a bit of a husk or grainy flavor. Finish is dry and crisp, light lingering bitterness and hint of floral fruity hops as well as lager flavors.

Mouth is lighter bodied, decent carb.

Overall not bad, light overall but quite drinkable and thirst quenching. Nice malt-like flavors although lighter and not quite the same as if they used real malts, hops are practically non existent, but nice lagering as well. So pretty decent for a gluten free beer, or possible just because I was so thirsty and it was so hot.

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Photo of nickfl
3.41/5  rDev +6.9%
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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2.57/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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