jedimasternick (96) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Similar to Henry Weinhards Weiss in that it is quite plain, when compared to European Weiss. It does not have any contributing flavors or aftertastes including those usually described as clove. It is your standard American Weiss for those who do not enjoy the additional flavors of tradtional Weiss.
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2003 Very coludy with excellent frothy head. Dry and crisp with a little hops to the finish
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer looked ugly in my glass. No head and a queasy shade of yellow. Lemony aroma and an easy going flavor, yeasty and slightly grainy. This isn’t my favorite beer but none the less it serves as a respectable hefe.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2005 When you call something a staple, usually that means it is superior to its competitors. In this case, Widmer Hefe is far from that. I use the term staple in regards to places I very rarely visit whom serve as many beers as I have fingers I have; if I’d lost an arm. When it comes down to a choice between macro pale lagers, widmer hefe, or going with a distilled alternative, about 50% of the time I’ll choose this. It’s very hazy yet lacks the complex yeastiness of its german counterparts. Clean and citrusy with a bit of funky wheat notes. Not outstanding; drinkable, yes, desirable, not on a good day.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2003 During the summer this is really not that bad. Rather refreshing with a lemon actually, but in the winter time this is like drinking water. I'm not rating this respective to these ideas however. Very smooth, but not so flavorful. A very standard Hefe for a very predictable evening.
lactosetolerant (10) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 12, 2002
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
very drinkable and nice tones but give me a weihenstephaner or a franziskaner.
Holdwine (1111) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice wheat, doesn’t need the lemon. Slight cloudiness adds to the look. Mild fruity notes. Very easy to drink due to good hops/malt combo.
DrunkCaleb (69) - Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Finally a pleasant surprise in the world of wheat. taste of banana and vanilla, and a cloudy body. No damn honey or cough syrup fruit in taste or smell. Bells is Better. (my new slogan to everything, maybe they’ll start paying me.)
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good Summer beer. Much better with a lemon slice to add some flavor. Not to impressed with its lack of something to offer like other wheat beers, but hey a novel try. I would by it again on a sunny day.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 9, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium gold color, slightly cloudy, medium head. A light bodied wheat beer. Light malts and hops. Good flavor, well balanced. Slight banana and clove taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is mostly neutral. Excellent beer.