Widmer Brothers Brewing Company Reviews




reebtogi
3.2
Widmer Brothers Rotator IPA Series - Hopside Down IPL (India Pale Lager)
355ml bottle pours a clear golden color with a finger and a half of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is leafy with citrus and caramel. Taste is a caramel malty sweetness with a leafy and citrus hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a nice hop forward IPL that is balanced and tasty.
Monday, July 25, 2016

ogre71
3.4
Widmer Brothers Hefe Shandy
Widmer Bros has done a good job in creating another good summer beer. Good malty flavor with a hint of lemon.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

alobar
3.2
Widmer Brothers Hefe Shandy
Cloudy straw yellow pour with aroma of grain and lemon. Lemon flavor with some wheat. Not overly sweet or excessively lemon flavored. Nicely done.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

YantarCoast
3.8
Widmer Brothers Brrr Seasonal Ale
355ml bottle from aPivo.ru. Pours clear amber/brown with a medium beige head. Aroma is caramel, toasted malt, raisin. Taste is sweet, toffee, malt, berries, quite boozy.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

DenverLogan
3
Widmer Brothers Upheaval IPA
From a 22 oz into a Sam Adams beer glass. Pours gold with big head and lace. Aroma of grains, malt, grassy hops. Medium carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of rich malts, grains, hay, grassy hops, bitter herbs, minerals. Overall rich and creamy but some rough bitter flavors.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Speko
3.6
Widmer Brothers Reserve Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout
Bottle 22 Oz. Pours black with medium creamy beige head, nice lacing. Sweet raspberry aroma, like raspberry jam, with roasted malts and a hint of coffee. Taste is quite dominated by coffee and roasted malts, while the raspberries fades in the background. Medium sweet taste with some bitterness in the aftertaste - which balances well. Medium to full body with some carbonation.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

GenDV138
3.9
Widmer Brothers Reserve South by Northwest SXNW
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Dark brownish black with with half a finger of quick fading light tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, dark fruit, caramel. Tastes of dark and milk chocolate, caramel, maple roasted pecans, a hint of hot pepper towards the end. Medium body with a dry finish. Seems to have aged fairly well.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

SG111
3
Widmer Brothers Hefe Shandy
Bottled. Pours hazy unfiltered orange yellow. Minimal white head. Aroma is lemonade, clove, sweet notes, almost a sweet pistachio note to it. Not bad. Sweet beer soda. Flavor is mostly lemon, wheat, it’s a Shandy. Not much to say there I feel. But it’s summer and I want a cold light refreshing beer and this is doing it.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Stoned99
3.6
Widmer Brothers Reserve Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout
650 bomber from Canada Craft club. Aroma: intense raspberry jams (raspberries with sugar) mixed with molasses and light roasted malt but really far behind the raspberry aroma. Not unpleasant. I could even say it’s quite pleasant. App: almost pitch black with brown / purple tint, minimal brown head, good lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, a tad oily, slightly creamy, but more liquoreux, lots of raspberries with lots of ashes with a dry bitter finish. Overall: hum...since I’m not a big fan of raspberry stouts, my expectations were pretty low. I did enjoy the aroma, didn’t enjoy that much the taste and the mouthfeel. Feels a bit light. On the other side, I’m glad this isn’t too sweet. That was probably my biggest fear and I’m glad this beer proved me wrong that my all raspberry stouts are sweet. That kind of dessert beer to share with friends.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

phfyysik
3.2
Widmer Brothers Upheaval IPA
Bottle tag Jul 23 2105. Pours orange with light head. Aroma is caramel, grass, decayed hops. Probably very old. Taste is quite same. Seems to be good IPA when fresh. Rating is by imagination when it is fresh. Wan’t to dry freshly!
Sunday, July 17, 2016

ljthiessen
3.6
Widmer Brothers Reserve Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout
Bottle. Nearly black pour with a small beige head. Aroma is very roasty chocolate and coffee with some raspberry notes. Taste is roasty and bitter with nice berry notes. Lighter bodied than expected but tasty.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

drsordr
3.4
Widmer Brothers Steel Bridge Porter
Draft to pint at Portland Grill pour opaque black with moderate tan head. Nose roasted malt milk chocolate, slight peat. Taste smokey roasted malt, mineral chocolate, coco powder. Light bitter from the roast.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

BeerRenter76
3.2
Widmer Brothers Okto Festival Ale (Oktoberfest)
Originally rated on 9/22/08. It poured a deep amber body with very little carbonation that led to a thin, rapidly shrinking head. Aroma of roasted malts, flavor also of roasted malts and toffee, sweet with a dry hop bite aftertaste. Overall it is just one step above the average marzen.
Friday, July 15, 2016

brucebruce81
3.3
Widmer Brothers Upheaval IPA
This was a nice hoppy beer that didn't overpower the flavor. I really thought this finished well and I could enjoy quite a few of these. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Myonlyvice
3.6
Widmer Brothers Reserve Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout
Interesting bottle with the cap waxed on. Almost black with a hint of red. Huge brown head. The first aroma is full of rasberry, but after the pour this fades a bit in favor of coffee, burnt malt and toffee. Taste follows with a long aftertaste of burnt coffee. Alcohol clearly present. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, July 07, 2016

monk191
3.1
Widmer Brothers Steel Bridge Porter
Basic but tasty Porter. Pours a deep black with a tan head. Smells of coffee, chocolate and a bit of hazelnut. Taste is balanced to start, with coffee and nuts, and a slightly hoppy finish. Had on tap.
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

vinivini
3.2
Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen
Bottle. Cloudy yellow, one inch tall airy head. Low retention. The aroma is floral with a notes of honey/nectar & white bread. Light body. Thin to oily palate. The fruity flavour presents melon, honey, white bread, spicy & citric hop. Light bitterness. Pretty decent.
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

robinvboyer
3.9
Widmer Brothers Reserve Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout
90% opaque black pour, with a medium beige head. Big, boozy roast, with a solid amount of raspberry sweetness and jam. Mouthfeel is silky, carb is soft. Finish has a big raspberry kick, some raspberry jam flavour, some big coffee roastiness with some light chocolate. Pretty nice stuff.
Monday, July 04, 2016

Boutip
3.5
Widmer Brothers Reserve Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout
Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma of fresh raspberry juice with some chocolate and residual sugar notes is pretty enticing. Taste is a nice mix of fresh raspberry juice with some chocolate notes and some residual sugar. Body is thinner then I was expecting with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting mix thought a little bit thinner then I was expecting.
Monday, July 04, 2016

koleminer20
3.7
Widmer Brothers Reserve Barrel Aged Brrrbon
22 oz bottle shared by Gustav. The pour is a thin caramel tinted amber with a thick bubbly egg shell colored collar. The aroma is pretty decent. There is a sweet malt and a string hop. Light vanilla and bourbon are present. There is a hint of metallic on the back end. The flavor is interesting. There is a big malt and some light hops. It’s like a subdued Bigfoot. I like it. The hops are toned down and the sweetness comes through a little more. The mouth feel is lighter and well carbonated. The aftertaste is all sweet malt, bourbon, and a hint of vanilla and oak. Interesting brew
Saturday, July 02, 2016

ebone1988
3.5
Widmer Brothers Reserve Barrel Aged Brrrbon
Bottle shared with koleminer20 and Gus. 2013 vintage. Aroma is caramel, toffee, bourbon, barrel, hops. Appearance is dark red, copper brown, light tan head. Taste is very subtle. Some caramel, toffee, some earthy hops, some booze, mostly intensely subtle. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, some booze and caramel in the aftertaste. Overall, I’d say this is past it’s prime. Good, but not great.
Saturday, July 02, 2016

axl
2.9
Widmer Brothers Hefe Shandy
Draft. Murky yellow with quickly fading small white head. Aroma is dominated by fruity lemon with some additional lemonade and subdued wheat notes. Taste is the same with weaker lemon and more light wheat beer flavors. Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation and light lemony aftertaste.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

vinivini
3.3
Widmer Brothers Alchemy Ale
Clear deep golden, moderate white head. Lacing on glass. Nose of nectar, melon, other tropical fruit. Light body. Oily. Caramel, nectar, light resiny bitterness. Old bottle.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

IPAgutten79
3.4
Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen
Ugjennomsiktig gul med lavt skum. Aroma av malt, gjær og noe humle. Smaken er sitrus, malt og noe gjær. Tynn konsistens.
Sunday, June 26, 2016

ogre71
3.8
Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen
Widmer Bros knows how to brewing a hefeweizen. Lots of good malty dough and yeast flavor balanced out with some hops.
Sunday, June 26, 2016

maxwelldeux
2.8
Widmer Brothers Drop Top Amber Ale
Bottle from a mix pack. Nose has caramel and grains to it, though slightly off. Taste is a little sweet with toasty grains. Fine, but entirely meh.
Friday, June 24, 2016

drsordr
3.4
Widmer Brothers Gentlemen’s Club 25 YR Heaven Hills barrel aged
Draft sample at FoBAB 2015 from notes pour dark copper with thin tan head. Nose very boozy, lots of whiskey. Taste bready, toffee, sweet malt, lots of whiskey. Lighter barrel finish.
Thursday, June 23, 2016

JohnGalt1
3
Widmer Brothers Steel Bridge Porter
Bottle from the COOP.. Pours black with dark brown head.. coffee and bittersweet chocolate notes while still pretty dry... roasty and mild.. Pretty solid porter with perhaps a little thin mouthfeel.
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Michael27
3.8
Widmer Brothers Old Embalmer
Aus der Flasche getrunken. In der Fassung der Limited Edition Nr. 11 mit dem Experimentalhopfen X-43I. Helles Mahagoni im Glas mit weißem instabilen Schaum. Massiver Gaumen mit komplexen Geschmack nach Trockenobst, Tropicals und etwas Malz.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

rjplumer
4.1
Widmer Brothers Rotator IPA Series - Hopside Down IPL (India Pale Lager)
Soft citrus and grass aroma. Clear deep golden amber body. A smooth malt fruit combination. Some bitterness. A velvet like finish.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

alex_leit
3.1
Widmer Brothers Alchemy Ale
Bottle. A little hazy, orange-yellow. Aroma: honey, floral, fruity, sweet. Taste: a little watery, malt, fruit, slightly citrus.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

thedm
3.7
Widmer Brothers Okto Festival Ale (Oktoberfest)
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy white colored bubbles that were and left behind a typically carbonated transparent golden brown orange colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was candy. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a medium caramel hop aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of velvety smoothness sweet candy caramel and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
Sunday, June 12, 2016

bergstaden
3.2
Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen
Golden with a white head - Malt and some wheat in the aroma - Malt body with some wheat flavours as well with hints of hops - The wheat and malt goes into the finish - This was nice
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Franckg
3.5
Widmer Brothers Reserve Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout
Si c’est réellement une 2013, bue après 3 ans. Robe noire opaque sans col de mousse. Arômes de malt rôti, coulis de framboises, chocolat au lait. Bref, ça sent le gâteau au chocolat et framboise (Doigt de dame). En bouche, malt grillé, chocolat noir, framboise. Le fruit est bien dosé, pas trop sucré et le profil de la noire s’affirme bien. Finale plus chocolatée, un peu amère. Texture huileuse et corps moyen à rond. Très bien.
Friday, June 10, 2016

DraftDodger
3.2
Widmer Brothers Old Embalmer
Copenhagen 10/6 2016. A birthday present to myself. 65 cl bottle from Føtex. Yellow striped label with big grey glass of beer on the side (Barley Wine I presume). Bottle is sealed with some kind of wax over the cap. Pours Reddish amber with small white head. Settles as lonely Islands of foam drifting around. Aroma of sugary fruit. Apricot, Fogs and dades. Reminds me of those chokolades you can get soaked in Madeira. Sweet toffee. Noticeable whiff of alcohol. Light carbonation and oily palate. Flavor is heavy sweet and sugary. Followed by and balanced partly by medium bitterness. Aftertaste is bitter sweet and lingering. A bit boozy. Well - as you can USD sugar as a conservator "Old Embalmer" might be quite a relevant name for this beer. A lot of taste and intensity - but a good deal to sweet to fit my taste buds.
Friday, June 10, 2016

zgaier
3.4
Widmer Brothers Reserve Kill Devil Brown Ale
Bomber. Pours brown with a tan head and aroma of caramel and dark fruits. Taste is of caramel and malt with ripe fruits, sweet molasses and rum notes into the finish
Monday, June 06, 2016

jjgmd
3.6
Widmer Brothers Reserve Kill Devil Brown Ale
With Z, pours a dark brown pour with a brown ephemeral head . Nose is sweet malt , toffee and caramel . Taste is sweet , with caramel , toffee and hoppy ! Finishes on hoppy sweet mocha notes with a short finish . quaff score 6 /10
Monday, June 06, 2016

DrNosha
3.6
Widmer Brothers Upheaval IPA
12oz Flasche. Trübes orange farbenes Bier, wenig Schaum. Fruchtiger Hopfenduft. Citrus, Aprikose. Schöner bitterer Antrunk. Hopfen, Karamell. Sehr rund. Passt gut zu Käse.
Monday, June 06, 2016

MBlessing
3.6
Widmer Brothers Upheaval IPA
Leicht trübes dunkles gelb schwacher schaum, Geruch fruchtig hopfig schwer harzig; Geschmack kräftig herb trockenfrüchte harzig recht rund
Monday, June 06, 2016

kajser27
3.6
Widmer Brothers Upheaval IPA
Unclear, golden-amber colored, small off white head, not too lasting. Aroma is of some caramel malt and mostly tropical fruits and orange with some lighter citrus notes. Taste is medium sweet caramel malt, tropical fruits, orange, some grapefruity hops, medium bitterness, dryish finish. Medium+ bodied, soft carbonation, oily. (bottle, Bierboutique Graz)
Monday, June 06, 2016

StilleStorm
2.9
Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen
DAA; Bottle 355 ml, from Vinmonopolet. Pours moderate, cloudy gold with a frothy, fading, still lacing white head. Nose is moderate, malt, wheat, yeast, grass, citrus, light perfume and spice. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a somewhat lasting orange finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft.
Saturday, June 04, 2016

ozzy70
2.5
Widmer Brothers Hefe Shandy
Bottle. Pours cloudy yellow, thin white head. Aroma was lemon, orange. Taste was lemony, oranges, mild bitterness.
Saturday, June 04, 2016

Rask0lnikov
3.8
Widmer Brothers Reserve Barrel Aged Brrrbon
660 ml bottle as barrel aged Brrrbon ’12. Ruby brown colour. Modest white head. Hints of vanilla, hints of bourbon, hints of marzipan in the aroma. Hints of bourbon, slight taste of almonds and nuts. Slight marzipan. Slight oakiness, marzipan and bourbon in the end. Well balanced, rather medium bodied, rather medium carbonated good beer.
Thursday, June 02, 2016

martin00sr
3.5
Widmer Brothers Old Embalmer
Hazy amber, small offwhite froth. Fruity, malty aroma, hints of wood and booze. Flavour has sweet malt, caramel, some dried fruit and ok bitter bite. Boozy finish.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

onceblind
3.6
Widmer Brothers Rotator IPA Series - Hopside Down IPL (India Pale Lager)
Clear sun kissed orange/gold with a thin white cap. The aroma is quite bitter and grassy with a kiss of lager and orange zest. Crisp and lagerish flavor with plenty of German blonde grains and lager yeast but also with a nice citrusy bitterness. Bright and a little leafy and quite lagerish with a biscuity finish.
Monday, May 30, 2016

alexsdad06
3.7
Widmer Brothers / Cigar City Gentlemen’s Club - Port Barrel
Draft sample at FoBAB from notes. Pours a clear deep amber color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, Port character, vanilla, cherry, some citrus, boozy, all the flavors didn’t really play well together early, but this started to improve for me as it warmed, Port calmed down a bit and the other things came out a bit more. Much like the bottled version this had promise and fell just a touch short.
Monday, May 30, 2016

martin00sr
3.4
Widmer Brothers Reserve Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout
Clear, nearly black, small light tan head. Aroma has roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and notes of raspberry jam. Similar flavour, bitter, some sweetness and booze.
Monday, May 30, 2016

bb
3.2
Widmer Brothers Pican House Ale
Draft. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Malt aroma. Malt and light spice flavor with light mineral notes. Medium bodied. Malt and light mineral lingers.
Sunday, May 29, 2016

luttonm
3.6
Widmer Brothers 30th Anniversary Collaboration #6: Altbitter
Collective on Tap, Woodinville. Reddish brown, foamy tan. Leather and vanilla. Deep amber, pretty nice. Lots of butterscotch. Clean, strong kind of works well. Touch of metal, very strong malt, bitter amber. I dig.
Saturday, May 28, 2016

Maakun
3.8
Widmer Brothers Reserve Barrel Aged Brrrbon
Bottle at THT. Hazy dark golden with small off white head. Loads of sweet bourbon, vanilla, sweet caramel, loads of spices, oak, figs. Over medium sweet and light bitter finish. Over medium bodied. Massive barrel notes but very nice beer.
Friday, May 27, 2016