BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured this 2014 limited 22oz silk screen bottle into a Widmer snifter. It pours a clear mahogany with a tan head that leaves some lacing on the glass. Subtle notes of nutmeg, anise, figs, a little yeast and sweet grains. Obviously a complex malt bill. I get a lot of cereal grain in the flavor and while the flavors are similar to the aroma they are even more subtle. Perfect hop character with a dry finish; this is Widmer’s best beer.
pdx77 (1314) - Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Belmont Station for King’s Day Celebration. 1984 edition for 30th anniversary. Clear amber color. Aroma is corn, grass, and sweet malt. Taste is corn, caramel malt, lightly bitter floral and grassy hops. Nicely balanced sweetness and bitter hops. Good altbier.
elizabethmarie (37) - - JUN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Widmer pub. Darker orange appearance with no cloudiness. Faint aroma and appealing palate.
BucannonXC5 (827) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a draft into a goblet at South Park Abbey in San Diego, Calif. Tough to see the color in the dark, but it appeared to be flat out caramel. About a finger of head when I got it. Light white lacing that went away pretty quickly. Sporadic and light film on the sides.
Smelled caramel malts first. Seemed to be pretty nutty. Heavy on the malts.
Tasted a bit like a Gordon Biersch I had before, but I can’t put my finger on it. Caramel, nutty and roasty, but a good balance.
Full-to-medium body. Average carbonation. Long-lasting smooth finish. Good drinkability. Creamy texture.
Just a good beer overall. Smooth and consistent all-around.
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Haven’t had this in a long time. Really good summer BBQ beer. Light and a little thin make it really sessionable. Slight coffee and nutty taste to it. Pretty brown color too.
Travlr (10035) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Clear amber, white head. Aroma of caramel malt. Taste of caramel with a smoky edge. Exactly on style.
Cybercat (3257) - Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark coppery amber with a fairly thick off-white head. Aroma is strong and malty with fruity and hoppy hints. Flavor is quite robust, mainly malty with a fruity undertone and nutty and hoppy touches. Texture is quite fizzy and lively, leaving behind a nice tingle.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2939-20100625] Sample. Fragrant alcoholic floral aroma. Clear, amber body with a quick foamy white head. Boozy little nail polish flavour with toasted yeast and a long toasty aftertaste. Medium body. Interesting.
(@ brewpub, Portland, OR)
jercraigs (7699) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2010-06-25. Dark amber body, modest beige head. Flavour is pretty grainy, light bitterness, light astringency in the finish. Mild aroma, lightly toasty malt, hints at caramel. Average palate. Meh, bit dull. On Tap as Brewmaster’s Choice Alt at Widmer Gasthaus, Portland.
fognog (11) - Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Widmer’s first beer and best. This should be their flagship, not the Hefe. Wonderfully balanced beer with a wonderful matl backbone and hint of hoppy bitterness to dry the finish. Wish it was available year-round.