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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (34643) - 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 12/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2008
Draught @ WABF 2008. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with an off-white head. Nalty wheaty caramel aroma. Sweetish wheat malty flavor with some rosated hints and some hints of caramel. Sweetish wheat malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (14161) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Bottle. A lightly spiced caramel aroma. Reddish amber color with a ring and a smear for head (white). Thin to medium body with light, fizzy carbonation. Lightly roasted caramel with light, spicy hop. Actually tastes pretty good. Finishes out with lightly hoppy, lightly bitter, lightly caramel, lightly everything. Sort of refreshing, and probably very good for summertime.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (13404) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2008
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2008
(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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (11564) - 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 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
marcus (9216) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 21, 2008
This dark brown beer poured with a decent tan head. It looks good, but the taste is disappointing. There is a very thin caramel malt flavor and almost no wheat characteristics. There is a long chalky finish.

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (8557) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 23, 2008
Draft. Copper beer with an off-white head. Toasted malt/wheat aroma. Caramel malt flavor with some wheat and toastiness and very slight citrus hops. Medium body. LIngering toasty malt/wheat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 8, 2008
Small, foamy, off-white head covering an amber body. Wheat, cardboard, cherries, and oranges in the aroma (not attractive). Fruity, and very sweet tastee. Watery-fizzy mouthfeel.

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