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RATINGS: 1331   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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A golden unfiltered wheat beer that is truly cloudy and clearly superb.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivo (2566) - GERMANY - JUN 25, 2002
Light honey-ish nose that was weak. Cloudy, almost opaque orange-tan color that was unusual. Cracker-like taste that is overpowered by a hoppy bitterness. Thin but refreshing. Head went away too quickly, though. Not at all true to style, but for some reason I liked this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2002
Mustard yellow color with a thick yeasty appearance. The suspended yeast seems olmost scientifically picture perfect. Aromas of sweet butter which moves towards bananas as the beer warms. Very grainy texture with citrus flavors (grapefruit?). Somewhat bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2004 Widmer's standard. They produce a lot of it, and the quality of course is low. Drinkable, but really not that great.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 8, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2003 A++ for being an American brewer and actually having a heavy cloud. I have to disagree with most of you and say that this is one of the best American Wheat beers because it stays close to the tradition of a hefeweizen. Sourish, with lots of citrus flavor and a firm malt backbone. re-rate 8/24/03: I must have been a little shnockered when I rated this. Not that its bad, its just not really impressive. Cloudy but lacking any banana flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2002
Although it takes its name from a traditional German style, Widmer Hefeweizen lacks the clovey tang of the original style. It’s given some credit for popularizing the American wheat beer style--though it wasn’t the first. In Oregon, Hefeweizen has had a long history: back in the mid-80s, it was the first ’it’ beer, a yuppie signifier akin to a glass of merlot in the 90s or Shiraz now. It also sent brewers down a false road, as they all rushed to brew gentle wheaty ales to appeal to a larger audience. Still, a Widmer Hef on a hot day is a pleasant thing. Fresh and wheaty, but crisp and dry. Forget the citrus though.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2002
Picked this up for the old lady since its hot and she wanted a refreshing beer. Readily available and not a bad brew. Love the unfiltered look - nice notes of wheat. Not overwhelming in flavor - but certainly decent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2002
A pretty good summer beer, but nothing outstanding. easily drinkable, good beer for beginners to start out with. but there are much better wheats out there than this

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2002
I like it better than most hefees’ but then I think most suck. It doesn’t taste like banana, cloves, or other spices, but it doesn’t taste like a whole lot else either.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2002
Coors makes a better American wheat than this (blue moon). Overpowered by lemon in both aroma and flavour. Comporable but inferior to the sam adams summer. Bottom on my list of wheat beers. Absolutely none of the spice one would hope for from a wheat beer. Prototypical appearance which raises expectations, then dashes them with the first sip. A beer for people who do not like wheat beers.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2002
Dry and crisp. Not wheaty. Most definitely not a favorite of mine, either. Par for the course when you think of American wheats, which I think don’t stack up to their German cousins.


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