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:
#45,362
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
357
pDev:
16.56%
 
 
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13
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Reviews: 77 | Ratings: 357
Photo of bashiba
2.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured a dull clear yellow with almost no head to speak off, just a light white ring.

The smell is a touch grassy with a bit of lemon, very light.

Has a light grainy flavor with a bit of grassy mildly bitter hop finish.

The mouthfeel is water thin with a smidge of carbonation.

They did a good job of making a gluten free version of the a typical bad American light beer, but otherwise nothing to see here.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.83/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Continuing the expansion of my gluten-free beer horizons. This stuff pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger of relatively short-lived lightly off-white foam. The nose is nearly nonexistent, though there's a wafting of pure cellulose, like the water dripping from a piece of split celery. I can't say it's necessarily a bad thing, just a feeling like they weren't at all trying here. The taste holds notes of light wheat, light flowers, dried honey, and a vague sense of something sweet-ish that I can't quite put my finger on. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, a pretty weak brew, one that seems to compound some of the negative things I've heard about GF beers.

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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 beerthulhu
3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pale brass colored, washy off white head that succumbed to total dissipation almost immediately after the pour. Visible effervesce was light, misty, while the lacing was sudsy and weak.

S: Pale lemons, moderate backing.

T: A bit washy, lemon, pale grain, fair crispness but nothing that really stands out. Tart lemon fade, not as good as the nose, pretty linear in transistion, rather mundane character.

M: fairly crisp being a stretch, one of the few highlights, a touch acidic, light bodied.

O: Overall an average drink. Really nothing to brag about, no chance at repeat, less chance of a reccommendation.

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Photo of Reidrover
2.98/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz single from Roths Sunnyslope Market in Salem. $1.67 Actually quite nice looking for a lager golden yellow with a good sized bubbly white head. Fine honeyish,grassy aromas. OK Clean slightly grassy hop, semi sweet taste,perfectly reasonable. Mouthfeel is strange it starts OK but trails off to a wateriness..with a strange bitterness. Overall though an OK lager and a good gluten free.

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Photo of StaveHooks
3.57/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz served in a Sam Adams perfect pint.

A - Dark golden body with a thin white head. Minimal lacing, poor retention.

S - Fruity grain, lemons, not much

T - Spicy hops wrap honey kissed grain, golden delicious apples, sweet but dries out on the finish. Strong yeast presence, finishes crisp and clean.

M - Medium full body, ample carbonation, clean finish.

This was a clean flavorful lager that I would totally rock if I had to drink gluten free. One of the best gluten free beers I've had to date.
I think people are forgetting the style of this beer. This beer kills most anything in it's style category.

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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 GarthDanielson
3.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is almost completely clear, with a tinge of yellow-gold and no head whatsoever. I could read one of those optometrist's eye charts through this thing. Wow, very clean. Aromas of toasted grains, a slight buttery highlight, and some floral notes. Flavors of grain and cereal initially, with a slight roasting on the tail-end of the palate. Very light and clean in mouth, with a crisp, almost sharp finish. Roasty, slightly grainy aftertaste. This beer is clean and very well put together, but it just lacks a lot of substance. Interesting idea behind this line of brews, though.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a light straw color with a very light haze. Upon pouring there is a rather big pure white head that fades over a moderate level of time to leave a decent level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is for the most part bready with a light citrus aroma present as well.

Taste – The taste starts out of a bready nature with some lighter yeasty tastes. Mixed with these flavors are a light caramel sweetness. The sweetness fades fast with some citrus flavors coming to the flavor profile at the end. With the citrus and the bready base a rather crisp and more lemon flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the lighter side in terms of creaminess with the carbonation level being quite average.

Overall – Nothing too really go out of the way for.

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Photo of barnzy78
2.98/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, pours a clear and straw colored, topped with a thin, white head that holds decent retention and leaves some lacing at the top of the glass. Aromas are typical for the style - lager yeast, grassy hop. Tastes are grassy, biscuity, sharp & clean, finishes semi-dry. Mouth-feel is rather thin and watery. This is better than the macro offerings of a light lager, but still not worth another purchase.

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Photo of palma
3.17/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellow body. virtually no head or lacing. Spicy hop aroma. Slight skunk, off aroma starts to develop as the beer warms. Clean taste. Bready. Mellow tasting. Nice lager. I didn't know this was gluten free until I started this review. An excellent gluten free beer. Drink cold.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A friend gave this to me to try but I didn't realize it was gluten free until now. Pours a crystal clear deep golden straw color with a smallish white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of spicy hops and sweet bready pilsner malt with a bit of a strange tartness that I can't put my finger on. The flavor holds a bit of spicy noble hops, a bit of pilsner like malt flavor and again a strange tartness that I wasn't expecting. Medium to light body with a moderate level of carbonation and a watery spritz y mouthfeel. Decent beer, really nothing special but probably the best GF beer I've tried. I rated this a bit higher just for the gluten free factor, If I were gluten intolerant I would probably get used to this.

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Photo of avalon07
2.78/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass. Had a pale yellow color and a clear consistency. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. Fair lacing.

S: Not much of an aroma here, but traces of grain and hops.

T: Tasted of hops (a mild amount), malt (again, a mild amount), grain, and corn in the finish. Not exactly what you might call a complex beer, this one tasted like a slightly better version of a Bud Light. That's not a compliment. There's simply not a lot going on in the flavor here.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a dry, smooth finish. Light-bodied.

O: To be fair, the Light Lager style does not allow brewers to make a truly great beer. That being said, this one succeeds in making a beer true to the style, but doesn't do anything more than that. Kind of a misfire.

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Photo of Fatehunter
2.97/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass. Clear, golden color with two fingers of head.
Faint smell of dry grain.
Mild bitter taste, slightly metallic, watery overall.
Crisp and light body, low to moderate carbonation.
For a light, gluten-free lager I applaud the result. By all appearances it is a superior product to most other light lagers, but it still doesn't make me want another one.

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Photo of jsprain1
3.41/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Almost the palest golden that I have ever seen. Head is one finger and lasts quite well and leave some lacing.
S- Clean aroma but grainy and a hint of lemon.
T- Sweeter on the tongue than I expected. Sweet, bready, and a hint of lemon in there.
M- Light as to be expected, but nice even carbonation.
O- Good by light lager standards. Clean with decent flavors.

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Photo of MoreThanWine
3.35/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I didn't buy this because it's gluten free, in fact I didn't know until I came to do this review, so they truly accomplished a normal beer without gluten. Poured only an 1/8" inch white head which didn't last long. The body is a clear straw yellow with very little effervescence. Smells of malt and grass. The taste mirrors the smell yet I'd say it's richer and creamier than mainstream lagers. Short finish but fairly long aftertaste. Better than I'd have expected.

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Photo of tdm168
3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - light, pale, yellow with a thin, short-lived, white head

S - sweet sorghum

T - sweet, bread, faint fruit, faint hops

M - light bodied, well carbonated, a bit thin

This has a lot of the signature gluten free characteristics. It's sweet and a bit fruity with a very little if any hop character. It's also a bit thin and very light bodied. I'll pass on this one in the future.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.13/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice clean/clear pale yellow color, nice carbonation, with a decent little fizzy white head, which leaves some minimal sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, kinda sweet, with some caramel notes. The taste is slightly sweet, malty. More on the light body side, but still pretty nice. Overall not a bad brew, but would not buy again.

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Photo of ToddT
3.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

L- Clear golden yellow with a thin off whit head. Head fades quickly to ring but leaves little lace on the glass.

S- Clean a bright nose, grain and grassy hop notes are dominate.

T- Slight sweet honey to start, followed by grassy hops and a clean slightly dry finish.

F- Light in body and high in carbonation, very clean and refreshing.

O- Nice summer thirst quencher but not much more, the 4.6% ABV makes is sessionable but I didn't find it interesting enough to do so.

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Photo of riversider76
3.16/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a clear light golden with a thin white head. A bit of retention, and decent lace. Nose is of grainy malts.Nice but weak. Body is light and carbonated. Taste is grainy up front with a bittersweet finish. Crisp, and refreshing. Decent Summer session beer.

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Photo of LXIXME
3/5  rDev -6.3%
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 VelvetExtract
3.15/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours an illuminated honey color. Head is very minimal. Mild lacing. Body is clear.

S-Smells nice for a Gluten free brew. Sturdy Lager components in the nose. Lager yeast, minimal grassy hops and a hint of fruit. Definite getting some honey too in the nose along with grains.

T-Akin to the nose and again, solid for a Gluten free brew. Honey is still there and the grains as well. Airy animal crackers. Fruity with the yeastiness. Not bad for what it is.

M-Fuller bodied for a Light lager. Medium carbonation with a bit of slickness.

O/D-Probably the best Gluten free brew I have had. Can stand up to most Light Lagers without a problem. Good job by Widmer.

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Photo of jlindros
3.38/5  rDev +5.6%
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 Flounder57
3.23/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass. First time reviewing a GF beer, so here we go.

Appearance: The beer poured a one finger that has reduced to nothing. Golden straw yellow with great clarity and signs of carbonation coming up through the glass. Pretty basic and straightforward aroma

Smell: very bready. Almost like a pilsner malt aroma. Grainy and some sweet notes also. Low hop profile too.

Taste: For a GF beer, this is the most drinkable one I have yet to find. Bready and grainy notes up front for a light lager. Can't really taste anything else.

Mouthfeel: smooth, crisp, refreshing, light on the palate, medium carbonation, and super easy to drink.

Overall: Very tasty light lager gluten free beer. You wouldn't expect it, but a keeper in my minds. Happy to have gotten this after volunteering at the ACBF and good to find out that it is made by Widmer.

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Photo of cbutova
2.42/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Gluten free is becoming a trend it seems, not surprised that Widmer has jumped aboard with light examples of this beer type.

A- Golden yellow and ultra clear with a very foamy but fizzy white head. Retention is very low and the head disappears completely quite fast. No lace in sight.

S- Smell fairly reminiscent of Bud or similar American Light Lagers. Adjunct malts and light sweets. A tiny hint of fruit.

T- Lager yeast and bread mixed with light cracker malt sweets. Tiniest bit of hops and fruit in the finish.

MF- Light body with a fairly creamy feel. Small hint of bitterness.

I think they omitted much more than just the gluten here. It isn't nearly offensive but hardly brings any flavor or interest to the table.

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