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Widmer Brothers W’08 Crimson Wheat

Serve in Shaker, Weizen


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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Our Brewmasters’ Release - The three different red, caramelized, and dark wheat malts give this beer an intense red color that runs as deep as the flavor. The toasted grain flavors blend perfectly with the subtle spiciness of the hops just as the entirety fades to a smooth quick finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2712) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2008
Very dark wheat color. Almost red. Small head that turns into just an oil slick. Nose is wheat, biscuits, toast. Taste is soapy and bland. This reminds me of a weak Fat Tire Ale. Not a whole lot went right with this beer. Maybe its time for a new brewmaster. Thank god I broke down the sixer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2181) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2008
pours a burnt auburn with a small light beige head, very good lacing. smell is toasty, malt, caramel, a bit floral. taste is thick, smooth, fruity, caramel, malty, some wheat, ends with just a touch of bitterness yet sweet. overall i like this one, very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jake65 (3445) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 28, 2008
Bottle: Amber pour with a large, creamy off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma is mild of sweetness with light citrus hops and bit of flowers. Flavor is short lived with light sweetness and moderate bitters. A little bit of caramel malt and a little wheat. Great color and appearance, a bit lacking thereafter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2008
12 oz. bottle - Pours a clear mahogany color with a one and a half finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is a dusty caramel malt. Flavor is a lightly sweetened toasted caramel malt with a light ester finish. The caramel malt seems to linger on the palate a tad. Light to medium body. A decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - JAN 23, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with hues of red (crimson?). The color is very attractive. The beer foam is tan with decent head with some lacing. Aroma is mainly malty with notes of caramel, wheatness and light floral hops. Taste is balanced with light malt tones and a mild fruity finish. The beer is very poundable, must be the low alcohol and the smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (2317) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2008
Lovely looking ale, dark amber with a large handsome light tan,thick creamy head. Aroma is quite fruity and full of wheat, Semi-sweet malts dominate, some berry like flavours are blended in, a touch of the hop near the end, getting some slight caramel undertones as well. Very nice on the palate, a great smooth easy to drink mouthfeel to this one. Overall a surprising beer, given the last three"0" beers from Widmer, i hope this is still around in the summer as it would do great then.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Reddish brown with a nice fluff head that leaves lace. Mellow hops and wheat, that drinks down easy. It’s got a slightly sweet middle taste that fades into the clean aftertaste. Makes my mouth happy. I can see this being a great spring or fall beer, possibly even summer. I’m a bit surprised it’s listed as a Winter seasonal, but it’s darn tasty and that’s what matters. Super smooth, easy to drink, session-able beer. It’s nice to have a super tasty lower ABV brew! Thanks Kurt and Rob!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Clear mahogany with little head and a touch of spotty lacing. Wet wheat aromas with some notes of citrus hops. The flavor flourishes with a larger dose of the citrus hops along with some bitterness. Great malt profile here. Roast and toast blend rather well with the wheat. The carbonation is a little heavy as there is a bite at the tail, but does not detract from the beer at all. It finishes off with a great balance between the hops and malts. A very nice beer, but I want the 07, now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2008 12 oz bottle via Roth’s. Pours a clear reddish brown with a large beige head. Nose is wheat and floral/citrus hops. Tastes quite nice. A complex wheat and hops profile. Toasty and toffeeish with some subtle fruity notes...Almost ’bock’ like except it also has the hop presence. A nice clean bitterseet finish that carries into a linger aftertaste. Body is medium, carbonation moderate. This is tasty and easy to drink. Very sessionable at 4.1% Well-done!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - JAN 18, 2008
Pours a nice copper, it’s clear (filtered, obviously) and the head isn’t what I’d expect from a wheat beer. Mild malty aroma, tastes more like a red ale than a wheat beer. Not bad, but nothing special. Like truegen says, it’s a decent session beer.

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