Widmer Brothers W’08 Crimson Wheat

Serve in Shaker, Weizen


on tap


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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kyzr (1456) - Montana, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Amber pour with small off-white head. Nose of light banana and wheat. Flavor is roasty with wheat and just a hint of fruit. Nice mouthfeel and good body for a wheat. Just a touch of roast on the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
IrishBoy (4176) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 4, 2008
12 oz bottle from Safeway, Port Angeles; Nose is wheat and light banana; clear amber with a small beige head; flavor is malty with slight fruitiness and light banana. Finish very slightly sweet. Just not flavorful enough to be a good wheat but easy drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JUN 25, 2008
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2008
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2008
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
lithian (2) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2008 does not count
the pour was not great with little or no head, the colour is the best part... this could be the best beer widmer offers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2008
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (14364) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
trevor211 (1678) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2008
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 24, 2008
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...

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