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. Widmerís 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 Hefeweizenís 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 oneís best experienced on draught.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - JAN 2, 2003
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Gloopy malts with poor head retention. Slimey mouthfeel with hardly enough flavor. A little zing to it but unfortuanatly it came from the lemon I squeezed in.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2003 Cloudy like mango juice--yet thin, really distracting, but was drinking in honolulu. Lemon undertones takes away from sweet wheat. Very disappointed.
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 isnít my favorite beer but none the less it serves as a respectable hefe.
BŁckDich (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 Iíd 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 Iíll choose this. Itís 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 (1131) - 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, doesnít need the lemon. Slight cloudiness adds to the look. Mild fruity notes. Very easy to drink due to good hops/malt combo.