Omission Pale Ale (Gluten-Free) | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Omission Pale Ale (Gluten-Free)Omission Pale Ale (Gluten-Free)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Docer on 04-13-2012

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Ratings:
597
Reviews:
114
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
15.43%
 
 
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Photo of jmdrpi
2.61/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle

clear copper color, little head. smell is not too appealing, a bit grainy and stale smelling. No hop aroma at all. Smells almost like it used corn as an adjunct, but the label claims not. not a great flavored taste either. Okay body and mouthfeel

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Photo of kojevergas
2.63/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

5.8% ABV confirmed. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a nonical pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are below average given the brewery and the fact that it's gluten free.

Served straight from the refrigerator Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger thin head of no cream but of average retention. Body colour is a clear pale copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Floral hops, biscuit malt, and light toasted malt. Very simple. An average strength arma.

T: Clean malts, floral hops, and clean barley. Brutally simple and not all that effective. Balanced, but there isn't much to balance. Lacks flavour. Bland and boring.

Mf: Predictably smooth and wet, with generic thickness and slight overcarbonation. Doesn't complement the flavour profile all that well.

Dr: Drinkable but underwhelming. A middling pedestrian effort from Widmer, but then I've come to expect that. Hides its ABV well. Meh. For a gluten beer, it could be worse.

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Truncated additional notes as of 09/13/13:

A: Decent head. 3-4 fingers wide. Beige colour. Decent creaminess/thickness.

Body colour is a clear copper of average vibrance. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Translucent. Transparent.

Sm: Pale malts. Pilsner malts. Clean barley. Minimal floral hop character. No yeast/alcohol is detectable. Below average strength.

T: Pale malts. Caramalt. Pilsner malts. Floral hops.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Slightly overcarbonated.

Dr: Drinkable but pedestrian. Wouldn't buy again. Decent for a gluten-free beer.

Low C

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Photo of Pstanek
2.63/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Just too bitter for me. Have not found an apa yet. Stuck on the Belgians

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Photo of jsprain1
2.69/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Clear amber, a hint of orange. Head is one and a half fingers thick. Decent retention and a wisp of lacing.
S- Aroma is not all that great. Grainy, a bit of malt, and faint fruity hops.
T- Thin malts. There is some grainy note and just a bit of citrus hops. Very mellow and not much flavor to it.
M- Light, thin body. Carbonation is aggressive.
O- Eh, it's an interesting take on the gluten free beer, but it's only average or below to me.

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Photo of rderedin
2.7/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jkermitj
2.7/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phar0s
2.71/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LexingtonBeer
2.71/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This is about as good as you're going to find in a gluten-free beer. That doesn't mean it's going to ring any bells but it does taste the most authentic of all the ones I've tried. The others seem to use alternative grains that taste different and mess with your head. This one is at least somewhat more traditional tasting.

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Photo of alostplot
2.72/5  rDev -19.3%

Photo of Buebie
2.73/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

After a gluten intolerance (no celiac) diagnosis recently I've been super bummed. My wife let me rinse some Surly Abrasive around in my mouth before spitting it into the sink. This was not only ridiculous but torment-full.
A little online research brought me to Omission.

Picked up a 6 pack of brown bottles from Zipps in Minneapolis for $9.

Wall poured into a Sam Adams Turbulator, producing an inch of white froth, settling to leave a skim of head and decent amounts of lace. Copper transparent color.

Aroma has me let down and I'm real hopeful right now that the flavors will carry me through this medical debacle. Its not that the aroma is bad, it just resembles a multi year aged SN Celebration. Honey drenched Baklava is really all I'm getting.
Taste aint bad folks, I haven't consumed a decent real beer in a while. That wine crap can go, because this will do it for me!
To really rate this beer as a regular 'ol beer I wouldn't rate flavor beyond a 2. Being that this is the only stuff my body can handle (it's just not worth the pain) I'm impressed. Sorghum beers are eff'ing awful. This delivers a fair amount of hop bite, bitter pine that lingers alongside that honey malt flavor and I cant even really call it malt... I mean, it reminds me of what a malty ipa might taste like. Flavors drop fairly quick after swallow and there is a slight metallic off taste and salty peanut shells without the peanuts.

Mouth feel is thin, it's like carbonated hop water with a wee tiny amount of something full bodied for an instant and then flatness.

Overall though this is a great offering to the gluten intolerant and I'm really happy there is stuff like this out there to fill the beer void that I'm experiencing.

I enjoyed this beer a lot for what it's worth.

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Photo of will_eye_e
2.73/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of csmartin6
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of Westyn
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of JimmyAloysius
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of banger7
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of shortkut
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Chuffbomb
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of CTJman
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of DamienI
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of donbet69
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of Rekrule
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of pixieskid
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of rudy611
2.76/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of Exeggutor
2.77/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of WheelsPSU
2.78/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Omission Pale Ale (Gluten-Free) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
3.37 out of 5 based on 597 ratings.
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