Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Light aroma of banana and wheat. Beautiful deep rich amber color. Solid 5 for appearance. Flavor very much reminds me of a wheat and an amber mixed. Good clean flavor and really easy to drink. By far, the best beer I have had from Widmer.
BrewDad (4256) - Olympia, USA - JUN 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Taster - Washington Brewers Festival - Kenmore, WA
Aroma – Good use of wheat malt with a nice banana and grapefruit aroma.
Appearance – Amber in color, slightly clear with a thin head.
Flavor – This had a nice malt background for flavor the hops where very light.
Palate – Good Mouthfeel, nice texture with a dry finish.
Overall – Another mass appeal beer and very little other to offer. A good wheat beer with a bready nose and just plain.
Aubrey (3343) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice copper color with a moderate head. Palate was light up front; somewhat crisp and sharper toward the finish. Malt sweetness was mild (dough). Rather toasted, wheaty and grainy, though not much depth in those flavors. Aromas were on the mild/bland side, too. Hops were light and one-dimensional; not very aromatic. Somewhat stark in the aftertaste. Overall, I thought it was a fairly clean beer, just not too exciting.
lithian (2) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2008 does not count
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
the pour was not great with little or no head, the colour is the best part... this could be the best beer widmer offers
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big thanks to Larry for this under the radar gem! Pours a reddish brown with a thin even head. A sort of weird toasty round malt nose. Reminds me of Brian Boru, not any wheat I’ve ever had. A bit of cola maybe? Even small bubbles. Thinner. Toastier sweetness. Very little wheat, but some dunkleweizen sort of flavors, darker fruit esters. Sweet round toasty finish. A bit of caramel.
Ratman197 (7616) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small disapating amber head. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness and wheat. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel and light fruittiness with a crisp dry malty finish.
trevor211 (1187) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly disturbing color - exactly like the grease you’ll find sitting on top of a fresh pepperoni pizza - but isn’t half bad. Little to no head. Aroma of toasted malts, slightly metallic with notes of bread / yeast. Flavor is mostly malts, deep with lots of roasted grains. I wish the hops came through more, as the malts are strong enough that it’s pretty unbalanced. It’s a lot like Widmer’s hef, just a bit deeper and smokier.
ditmier (1509) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 24, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008 Bottle (obviously) - Pours a ruddy brown, small offwhite head, aroma is of toasty grain and slight sweet malt, pretty average in every way, decent bitterness, more toast that a normal hef, thats about it...
chadje (165) - California, USA - MAY 14, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. Pours a reddish clear color with a white head. A simple tasting beer of smooth wheat flavor and malts.
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle, courtesy of Swalden_28) Pours a clear amber body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, toasted grain, light citrus, and wheat. Flavor of sweet caramel malt, wheat, and mild citric hops.