Verne (262) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice head, smooth, gritty, bland. Not my favorite
Ernest (6222) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is hazy dark yellow, dense tiny particles, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain), with light notes of orange/lemon.
Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. A rather harsh flavor profile with an unpleasant aftertaste and weak aroma makes this one a no-repeat beer.
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Unfiltered doesn’t exactly cover it. Can’t see through it. Lightly malty wheat nose. Flavor is light malt with light hop bite.
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one of the darker hefe"s although not as dark as some. It"s not on the pale end of the style anyway. Very yellowish light tan with a good wet creamy bright white head. The head wasn"t as big as the one on the really good hefes. The yeast gives this beer an almost pearlescent quality. The aroma is good citrus, although more organge or tangerine than lemon with nice floral/banana esters. You can smell the wheat in this one. The flavor is unusually BLAM for a hefeweizen. Schneider Weiss is huge bubblegummy esters, but this is great big wheat and malt backed up with just enough esters (which I"m actually tasting as banana instead of bubblegum for once) to balance the beer out. This is also a tad bit sweeter than most in the style.
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Got this at an Albertson’s grocery store in Huntington Beach. My dad informed me you could buy any beer as a single in CA. How cool is that? Anyway, I did not have the luxury of a lemon in the hotel, so this went in the water glass. Murky dark yellow color with thin white head and lacing. Aroma is a pretty rudimentary citrus. The flavor is a mixture of citrus, malt and clove but that mixture did not really move any mountains. Finish is sweet. Not really that enjoyable.
jgb9348 (4739) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy orange colour, nice wheaty smell. No wheaty characteristics in the taste. More of an ale in my opinion, but not a bad beer!
stephen (308) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow. Slight grain flavor. Easy drinking, plain, wheaty and clean. American style
3fourths (8038) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2003 Oh how sad I am these days... Widmer Hefeweizen used to be like drinking grapefruit juice, very punchy and full of flavor. NOw it is almost mpty of any flavor at all... what did you guys do? Why is it so bad now? Used to rate this in the high 3/low 4 range... not anymore.
666seth (222) - California, USA - JAN 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent amercian wheat but yeat so much different from the german Hefeweizen out there. sweet taste
49degrees (49) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another excellent brew from the Pacific Northwest. Widmer’s very popular and widely distributed Hefeweizen is a very enjoyable brew when found on tap -- and is considerably more enjoyable under the same environment -- whereas the bottled version is not exactly a favorite of mine.
This one pours with a very large head that stays for long periods of time. As the brew goes down, the glassware is home to considerable lacing. Aroma wise, you can catch glimpses of the caramel malts which lends itself to a very traditional, Germanesque aroma that often cannot be attained through most North American brewed Hefeweizens.
Taste wise, this is among the better Hefeweizen’s that can be found in the Pacific Northwest, if not all of North America. Extremely consistent on tap, and in the bottle too, but as said before, this one’s best experienced on draught.