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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7921) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
travita (4956) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2008
Copper colored with a thin head. Wheat in the smell, somewhat sweet smell. Taste is wheat and sweet with caramel. Medium body,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyGuy (111) - Washington, USA - APR 5, 2008
Pours a deep copper color with a medium light tan head. The aroma is malty caramel. Nice smooth taste with a roasted wheat/barley presence and a good, slightly hoppy finish. Pleasant mouthfeel. I would like to simmer some bratwurst in this beer on the grill, and then enjoy the brat on a wheat bun with German mustard, along with this brew and a potato salad on the side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (5133) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 30, 2008
From a 12 oz bottle from a $7.79 six pack purchased at Market of Choice in Ashland, Oregon this poured a color that was a very clear and attractive red-amber. Raised a nice fizzy white head. Left good lacing as it settled. Nose is light caramel malts with a a background of hops. Good smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is of the wheat malts and hops, and is very easy to drink. Slightly bitter finish. One of the better wheat ales I have seen. I like it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (14871) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwyerpg (5946) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Has a nice aroma. The taste seems like an amber witha mix of a wheat. Overall, it’s fairly smooth, but still too wheaty for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2008
Copper or perhaps toffee coloured. Fair soft off-white head. Sweet toffee aroma. Darker malt and accompanying sweetness seem to mute any benefit from the wheat. Round mouth feel. A bit of light spiciness but mostly toffee and caramel flavours. Pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
improvjock (328) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2008
Pours a reddish amber color with small, quickly fading off-white head. Aroma is malty and sweet. Very smooth easy drinking beer. Unlike most wheat ales I’ve ever tasted, but in a good way.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spikester (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Aroma is malty-sweet. Pours red-amber with a creamy small head and modest lacing. Favor is rich sweet malts with a touch of bitter hops. Hop profile could be bigger. Palate is soft, smooth, drinkable brew. Overall a good session wheat beer. Not one I will seek out, but I wouldn’t turn one down. I would try a draught version if found.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlyingSwine (174) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Pours a clear red, with almost no head. Aroma is light malt. Flavor is also light, but not typical of a wheat beer. Slightly more malty, but reminds of a lager more than a wheat ale. Medium body, with a slight fizz at the start, and a flat finish. Glad I tried it, but probably won’t try it again.

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