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RATINGS: 1396   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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A golden unfiltered wheat beer that is truly cloudy and clearly superb.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (9014) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2003
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
666seth (229) - California, USA - JAN 6, 2003
Decent amercian wheat but yeat so much different from the german Hefeweizen out there. sweet taste

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
49degrees (49) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
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.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - JAN 2, 2003
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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2002
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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jedimasternick (96) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2002
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayden1215 (319) - Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2003 Very coludy with excellent frothy head. Dry and crisp with a little hops to the finish

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2002
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2002
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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2002
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.


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