Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
GreatDane1632 (582) - USA - DEC 9, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is definitely a summer beer to quench your thirst. If you’re dehydrated ... and there is no water ... and you are literally dying.
Tonkun (916) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Hazy yellow orange pour with minimal head. Wheat, grain, delicate and soft. Some spice and citrus. Body and carbonation are medium. Short and watery and wheat finish. Not bad
Niko100 (2062) - Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of wheat, some clove, & spice; Flavor of wheat, some yeast, grain, light bananas, and citrus; Crisp finish; Overall, a little too harsh and metallic.
tightslice (235) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Hazy, dark gold color and basically no head. Very delicate, sweet aroma of hops and wheat malts. Taste is also sweet and delicate; mostly wheat, hay, grains. Medium body, velvet texture, and almost flat carbonation. Like the rest of the beer the finish is soft and somewhat watered down." Yes... I agree 100%... except I really enjoyed this since I don’t normal care for Hefe/Wheat Ale.
KoNrRiI (517) - Århus, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33 bottle. Hazy, dark gold color and basically no head. Very delicate, sweet aroma of hops and wheat malts. Taste is also sweet and delicate; mostly wheat, hay, grains. Medium body, velvet texture, and almost flat carbonation. Like the rest of the beer the finish is soft and somewhat watered down. Overall it’s an average brew.
Emeister84 (1128) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aromas of banana, clove, hay. Hazy brownish yellow with a fully lasting white head. Fruity, simple flavors. Medium-full bodied, smooth.
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"nice flavor and malty backbone to this one, but not enough to really seperate it. slightly better than average. enjoyable, but not worth going out of your way for. better option than Pyramid."
dfinney23 (1839) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A decent wheat ale but misleading to label it "Hefe". Decent wheat notes but no banana or clove.
eduardovl (942) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 330ml bottle poured in a tulip glass.
A: Pours a hazy yellow "wheat" color. Small white head (???). Not much lacings left (a real Hefeweizen would have a huge head)
S: Very discreet to a "Hefeweizen" beer. It does not smells the traditional "banana & cloves". It smells malt and hops. Not bad but...
T: Follows the nose. It does not taste like a Hefeweizen, It’s a malty and refreshing beer but that’s all
M: Light body and low carbonation
D: Not bad
[ BA Review @ 12/14/2010 ]
JStax (3234) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour. Somewhat hazy yellow with a white head. The aroma has big banana and coriander notes. Taste is more bland bready sweetness. Moderate carbonation. Light mouthfeel.