JohnGalt1 (1709) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 30, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2 finger head sticks around leaving significant lace atop a crystal clear honey colored brew.
The nose is fairly malty with quite a bit of spicy hoppiness combined well with some yeasty esters.. a little bit of pear..
The flavor is surprisingly "Belgian" .. spicy both from yeast and from hops.. a little bit of citrus in the background.. but not enough to detract.. bready pale malts tie this together sorta loosely.. could use a bit more spice to really bring it up another notch.. the body is pretty much spot on.. so is the carbonation.. I like the drinkability .
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2011 Bottle: Golden, clear, thin sudsy white head, sparce lacing. Barnish mustiness, a little cardboard, has
that American Belgian aspect that never sells well. Mealy maltiness, musty, slight cardboard, comes across as a
very weak triple because of the breadiness. Has a bit of "mash" quality. For a Belgian Ale it seems
pretty heavy. Comes across as a weak American Tripel crossed with a standard Belgian plus some gym socks.
Seems a little corny too. Meh, a mish mash of stuff, Belgian, Tripel, socks, and corn. Not one of the
better Brewmaster releases. I prefer that they stick to American styles. Not bad, just not worth having
dwyerpg (5883) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sometimes I think this site must just eliminate ratings...or I had too many to remember to right it down...but I’m going with the former. This was a nice spicy Belgian beer. This series is really the best offerings from Widmer...not a big fan of the regulars.
ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice beer with good aroma crisp flavor with a hint of citrus. Pours clean.
DarkElf (3061) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
19-May-09 (12-oz bottle) I can’t say I’m a fan of the Widmer lineup in general, but the "W" releases always seem to be the most interesting. W’09 is a spicy Belgian ale, hazy-golden in color with a smallish, white head that settles to a thin ring. The nose is spicy and sweet with some clove in there, but it’s also grainy and somewhat cheesy. Moderate, candy-like sweetness, clove, bubble gum, pepper and other spices hit the palate running and remain the principle flavors through to the finish while the grainy and bready malts set the base. The beer is medium in body and medium-high in carbonation, and the sweetness is offset by the spicy, zesty mouthfeel and gentle tartness for reasonable balance and drinkability. Overall, a simple but pretty decent Belgian golden ale, very drinkable, yet fun and interesting to drink.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice flavored Belgian style ale. Easy drinking and very much Widmer style. Great job Widmer.
jkwalking05 (4689) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light gold with a small off-white head. Aroma is of grain. Taste is of citrus, grain and yeast.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company, Ltd.--W’09 Belgian Style Ale--Brewmasters’ Release 2009--12 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV--26 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Golden--Flat light lace white head. Clear bright yellow gold color. Mellow floral Belgian mild hop front. Crisp mild sweet creamy mellow Belgian fruit ester banana clove rich tasty body. Clean mild hop spice EtOH hint mild citrus end. Tasty rich mellow Belgian Golden. Sampled 11/10/2009. 6-Pack $6.99.
bu11zeye (12908) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of mar) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of orange, pineapple, and banana. Flavor of coriander, citrus, candi sugar, some clove, and wheat.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle graciously provided by mar. poured a dark yellow with no head to speak of. aroma was lemon and pear. flavor was wet hay and lemon with a light body.