punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good beer--cloudy in appearance adn taste. A complex palate with hints of wheat, malt, and caramel, maybe? I good hefeweizen for hefeweizen lovers.
DYCSoccer17 (3611) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 24, 2004
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught. No discrenable aroma--disappointing. Cloudy color of light apple cider with small yellowish head. Bland taste. some malty character with some light citrus hints. Tastes like a super carbonated molson or something.
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy yellow in color, good head with light lacing. slighly hoppy aroma, with a great and refreshing wheaty teng compliment its smoothness and drinkability.
DocLock (9675) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Green Leafe Tavern in Williamsburg, VA. Poured turbid straw colored, with aroma of citrus, yeast, wheat, banana, hops. Tastes citrusy, yeasty, with a smooth finish. Banana, cloves, hops, malt, and citrus were present at the finish.
ElGaucho (2387) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2005 Re-rate. 6/29/05. Almost exactly a year since I first rated this and I have no recollection of it. Otherwise I would have ordered something else at Old Chicago (Eden Prairie, MN). They were busy putting in a new public internet terminal, and had we been there a day later I would have been able to check to see if I had rated it or not. Oh well. I actually really enjoyed this, enough to follow up a 10 oz. mug with a 25 oz. glass, sandwiched around a Red Hook Blonde (also unfortunately a re-rate). My rating this time around is remarkably similar to last time. Flavor, Palate and Overall all went up 1 point. I am reflecting these new scores in the rating. The old ones from 2004 are: Ar 6, Ap 4, Fl 6, Pal 4, Ov 14. Citrus aroma with some wheat, but this is more like a soft Belgian wit than a Hefe. Cloudy orange body with frothy white head. Unfiltered. Very nice lace; smallish, not very lasting head. Dry and doughy with some bitterness. Very tasty and with good session quality. Really good. I don’t taste and banana or clove. True weissbier fans will be disappointed, but as a summer refresher, this is one of the better ones out there. 6/13/04: Sweet peach/apricot aroma. Orange body with thin, white ehad. Good, thick appearance. Not much lace, however. Somewhat bitter and dry. This is a hefe? More like an ale. Not bad. Just not a hefe. Citrus & grapefruit notes. Nice flavor. Very nice, dry, hoppy afterbite. Different for a hefe, but good.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice Lemon citrus flavor. Nice head out of bottle. Looks and acts like a superior beer. Occluded as a wheat should be. Not much bitter. Doesn’t really need it. Another great West Coast product. I will definitely be accumulating more Widmer in future trades and orders from Retailers.
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JUN 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pretty good hefeweizen for an american brewer. If you know a newcomer to beer drinking and want to introduce them to hef’s this one might fit the bill.
joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured gold/straw, very cloudy, virtually no head. Aroma is fruity, lemon and grain. Intially taste is light, lemon dominates. Not a lot body or flavor. Kind of boring. However, light flavor makes it very easy to drink and enjoy. Good party beer.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 7, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice lemon aroma and a light palate of lemon. The palate is thin and a little too watery to be exceptional, nevertheless it remains a refreshing and enjoyable summer beer.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Faint lemon aroma. Golden, cloudy color. Light fruity flavor with hints of cloves and wheat. Flavor does lack substance, needs more body. More thirst quenching flavor. Has a plesant smooth aftertaste. Average on a hot summer day.