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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Shag (2843) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2008
An amber appearance with a white head. The aroma contains some caramel, lemons, and bananas. The flavor is rather malty with some caramel, citrus, and bananas. The palate is rather thin. Overall I was not impressed with this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpringsLicker (3466) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Thanks to decaturstevo for sharing this one. Fleeting white head over a dark amber body. Sweet malt aroma. Starts sweet then quickly heads to a velvety all out dryness. A bit thin. No real wheat character here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9146) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Bottle. Dark rusty brown colored body, clear. Nose is pale and transparent maple-centered... some nutty hops, chewy caramel and cedar flavored malt... not terribly impressive, very subdued and quiet nose, when it could be more assertive. Flavor is cracked grains, some scotch-like malts, maple, rum, tobacco, etc... but not really interesting at all. A light bit of roast seems out of place, and as far as the wheat character is concerned, I guess I missed it entirely.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
944play (400) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Disappointing. Low head but nice lace. Just a little malt and a slight carbonic bite. Balanced body, but so boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (5938) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2008
355ml bottle. Red/brown bosy with an off-white head. Aroma is light malty with hint of hops. Flavor is smoothing malty with a hint of caramel and light bitter. Reminds me more of a pilsner than wheat ale. Refreshing but not exactly exiting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kamish (93) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2008
wow. another wonderful wheat brew from widmer. just as great as hef, but not as heavy. please try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
egajdzis (6130) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Poured a red amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of light caramel, nuts, some wheat, toast, and light banana. Taste of caramel malts, nuts, some citrus, and a bit of banana, with a semi-sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2008
12oz bottle acquired in trade with cbkschubert (thanks!). Poured a medium reddish/amber color with a small sized off whtie head. Aromas of some wheat, toasted malts and light spices. Tastes of wheat, caramel, and light spices.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (34634) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2008
Draft at the brewery tap. A nut brown beer with a thin orange head. The aroma is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel, but also a light touch of wheat. The flavor is sweet malty again with primary notes of caramel, but also lighter notes of wheat, nuts, and hay, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 10, 2008
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this one. Pours a lightly hazy amber with a golden notes and a smaller bubbly off white head. Aroma of caramel malt, light wheat, some banana and nuts. Flavor of some lightly toasted malt, caramel, some wheat notes and banana with a touch fo clove.

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