Widmer Brothers Brewing Company Reviews




mrdrock
3.5
Widmer Brothers Drifter Pale Ale
Bright citrusy aroma Light head Clarity of appearance Fresh taste with effervescent bite Smooth aftertaste I like this for a pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, June 25, 2017

maupie
3
Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen
Vat. Troebel geel kleur, fijne romige witte schuimkraag. De geur van tarwe en bsnaan. Smaak is zoet, licut citrus, tarwe en sinaasappel. Licht Lichaam, Veel koolzuur.
Saturday, June 24, 2017

j.hi
4.1
Widmer Brothers Old Embalmer
Like Barley Wines. This is a very good one. Lies heavy. Foggy appearance. Few small bubbles that are slow to rise because of thickness of brew. Light Carmel color nice Carmel-porter mix of taste. Last sooo long on the tongue and in the mouth. Only need to drink every ounce in a while. Smooth and high alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, June 22, 2017

crispaire
3.8
Widmer Brothers Drifter Pale Ale
Smooth and very drinkable. Great notes of citrus. Clean. Balanced bitterness on the finish. An excellently crafted pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, June 22, 2017

PugUglyBrewer
3.2
Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen
Cloudy pale golden yellow color with a white head of billowing foam. Fresh wheat, mellow citrus, with a yeasty banana vibe.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

mrdrock
2.8
Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen
Thick head that dissipates slowly Opaque yellow color Very light grass aroma Tingling bite on the tongue Mild flavor with a refreshing quality Not much aftertaste Nothing memorable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, June 15, 2017

sebastokrator
3.4
Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen
Pours a cloudy yellow-orange with minimal white head. Not much lacing. Nose is wheat, banana, and some citrus. Sadly there isn’t much spice. Taste is lemon, banana, orange zest, wheat, and just a hint of pepper. Light bodied with a crisp finish. I have no idea why this is getting bombed here in the ratings; it’s not a knock out but it’s pretty darn drinkable.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

tricksta_p
3.4
Widmer Brothers Hefe X (Ekuanot Hops)
From tap at The Widmer Brothers Pub, Portland. Aroma is wheaty and citrussy with a soft tropical fruity touch. Flavour is mildly sweetish and nicely bitter for the style. Nice citrus peel ’Hopfenweizen’ meets Wheat Ale.
Saturday, June 10, 2017

tricksta_p
3.5
Widmer Brothers Celetna Street Lager
From tap at The Widmer Brothers Pub, Portland. Aroma is roasty with coffee, dark malt, and a subtle smoked touch. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet and mild roasty bitter. Body is medium. Nicely sweet roasted Dark Lager, surprising!
Saturday, June 10, 2017

tricksta_p
3.3
Widmer Brothers Drifter Pale Ale
From tap at The Widmer Brothers Pub, Portland. Aroma is soft fruity hops with mild citrussy notes and a sweetish caramel malt backbone. Flavour is moderate sweet and mildly bitter. Body is medium. Classic APA, easy and drinkable.
Saturday, June 10, 2017

tricksta_p
3.8
Widmer Brothers Russell Street IPA
From tap at The Widmer Brothers Pub, Portland. Aroma is big fruity hops with tropical character, grapefruit and citrussy orange with a solid biscuit malt backbone and notes of pine resin. Firm bitter with mild sweet flavour. Medium bodied. A lovely boldly hopped IPA.
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Reid
2.8
Widmer Brothers PDX Pils
12 oz single bottle purchased from Roth’s Sunnyslope market in Salem OR $1.79 Looks like a typical American light lager..but with a nice thick and frothy head. Aromas of fresh cut hay and some citrus and caramel. Grassy hoppy taste..for a while then mellows to corn and paper. Mouth feel itself is fine but this has hardly any carbontion..not good for a pilsner/lager. Not great..many better. Carbonation would be nice to have.
Friday, June 9, 2017

tricksta_p
3.8
Widmer Brothers It’s a Thing #2
From tap at The Widmer Brothers Pub. Aroma is tropical fruit hops, juicy fruits, grapefruit, and lightly pale malt. Flavour is light sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium. Smooth West Coast/New England hybrid.
Friday, June 9, 2017

tricksta_p
3.4
Widmer Brothers Lazy Bee
From tap at The Widmer Brothers Pub, Portland. Aroma is caramel malt, bread, soft smoke, with only a hint of sweet honey and some light fruity and hoppy notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Body is medium. Nice sweet malts and mild smoke, easy american amber.
Friday, June 9, 2017

VKathir
4
Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen
Love wheat beer. Beautiful colour and taste. Goes down really well. Squeeze a bit of lemon and it accentuates the taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Sammy
3.1
Widmer Brothers Old Embalmer
Sweet barleywine. Could use some hop flavour. On tap at the Griffon Gastropub, Transit. A sipper that needs much food accompaniment.
Thursday, June 8, 2017

JPDIPSO
2.8
Widmer Brothers Columbia Common
Copper color with a modest, dense head of ecru colored bubbles. Bread, grass, herbs, and heavy biscuits in the aromas. Sweet, near fruity start that quick twists to a pithy, nutty flavor. After reading everything about the beer, I still come away with nothing more than saying this is an amber. Plain and boring. 5/13
Monday, May 29, 2017

yourilevesque
2.4
Widmer Brothers Reserve Kill Devil Brown Ale
Robe rouge, peu de mousse. Voile léger. Arômes de sucre candi et d’épices. Ça sent le sirop simple sans profondeur, le vieux papier (sans maderisation toutefois) et l’alcool. En bouche c’est sucré, superficiel, sans corps et sans profondeur aucune. Goût de sirop de maïs et d’épices. Vraiment désolant.
Monday, May 29, 2017

GarrettB
3.3
Widmer Brothers Brrr Seasonal Ale
December 22nd, 2014 - More snow, more December, more winter warmers, and tonight’s is the aptly named Brrr. Deep and dark, it has a very hoppy scent, with with grapefruit, and dotted with some aromas of caramel and raspberry and a touch of bubblegum. The flavor is also quite hoppy, much more so than I would have expected. The carbonation is strong with a solid mouthfeel and a medium ti medium heavy body, and a long twangy grapefruit aftertaste. It’s not my favorite collection of flavors but it is intense, and probably a little better for California drinkers used to puckering punches of hops.
Monday, May 29, 2017

BeerRenter76
2.7
Widmer Brothers Drifter Pale Ale
Originally rated on 2/10/09. Aroma of citrus hops along with some malts. Appearance was a mid amber body, plenty of carbonation, thin head that left some lace. Flavor was a bit disappointing with the hops taking on a earty almost skunky taste. Overall it was fairly decent until the flavor got in the way
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

v8powered
3.5
Widmer Brothers / Cigar City Gentlemen’s Club - Rye Whiskey Barrel
Jag har så många öl att betygsätta avyer en stor åldrig öldrinkning med min goda vän Jesse, att jag inte har tid att betygsätta alla dessa och i många fall hade för öl att minnas storheten i dessa öl. Till ära för mitt svenska arv, jag skickar detta på svenska för alla recensioner från den dagen. Tack Gud för god öl !! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

BeerRenter76
3.3
Widmer Brothers Brrr Seasonal Ale
Originally rated on 12/31/08. I was expecting something a little darker and heavier but this turned out more like an IPA than a winter beer. Hoppy in aroma and flavor, some spice and malts show up in the taste. It leans toward the skunky side but it was tolerable. An o.k. brew
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

bpreo
1.6
Widmer Brothers Hefe Berry Lime
Definitely a fruity beer. I’m not sure if I tasted any of the hefeweizen qualities.
Sunday, May 7, 2017

JPDIPSO
3.5
Widmer Brothers Reserve Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout
Dark brown, with hints of orange when held to the light. color with a moderately sized tan head. Caramel to toasted malt scents. Some light fruit, but not really any raspberry detected. Sweeter start, leading to some roasted malt. Ashy middle. Bit of a burn in the back of the throat. Raspberries come out in the finish and linger along with more roasted malt and dark chocolate. 3/12
Sunday, April 30, 2017

JPDIPSO
2.9
Widmer Brothers Brrr Seasonal Ale
Copper to light umber color with a smallish light tan head and a fairly heavy sheet of lace. Somewhat odd aroma with caramel malt and vegetable scent. The palate is very nice with a soft effervescence and just enough heft to not make it feel wimpy. Light start of sweetness is quickly swept away by an somewhat sulfuric mix. Slight metallic feel late. Bitter and nutty finish. Odd. 1/12
Sunday, April 30, 2017

IndianaRed
3.1
Widmer Brothers Hefe Hopfruit
On at at Berts Growler Garage, Ontario Cloudy light peach color Thick lasting off white head and thick spotty lacing. Almost zero aroma. Very light pale malt body and flavors. Im not sure I get the "copious" ness of the hops but it does have a nice light "late" fresh hop flavor. Though appropriately subtle. Nice late soft wheat bready note. Very god for what it is. Def beats their flagship Hef.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Palme
3.6
Widmer Brothers Old Embalmer
0.65l waxed bottle. Quite a cloudy looking one this. Really cloudy, deep orange or even amber in color. A good looking off-white head - really good for the genre. Like the aroma. Loaded with red berries. Red currant and lingonberries. Toffee sweetness, lots of malty caramel. Malt drops and red apple sweetness. Smells really nice and inviting. Tastes nice also, but it’s surprisingly thin analyst light bodied for a 10 percenter. Lots of red berries here, toffee and red apples. Shocking lightdrinkable. Almost a little refreshing. Little alco warmth in the aftertaste. 14.04.2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017

stouby
3.4
Widmer Brothers Reserve Barrel Aged Brrrbon
Bottle at home, Brrrbon ’12, Grand Vinhandel. Slight hazy amber with a white head. Aroma medium+ malty (caramel, bourbon barrel, vanilla, oak). Flavor light sweet, caramel, bourbor barrel, vanilla, sour/acidic, ending dry, some alcohol. Medium body, some warming alcohol.
Friday, April 21, 2017

NomAAd
4.1
Widmer Brothers Alchemy Ale
Appearance: deep amber, almost copper colour, very slightly hazy; very weak, thin foam, disappears quickly, but very few remains of it for long Aroma: sweet, very, very malty; like Cherry Queen dessert (sour cherry in dark chocolate), a few of quince, strawberry, a little bit of wafer; raisin, lime tree flower, with thymus in the background; green pomace, very light roasted malt tone Taste: a bit tart, dryish; pleasant bitterness Palate: rather light, moderate carbonation, pleasantly medium closing Overall: certainly one of the best beers I ever met, its rich and varied in aroma amazed me
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Oleg85
2.7
Widmer Brothers Hefe Shandy
Пиво дрянь. По цвету и мутности к немецкому стилю не имеет никакого отношения. Химический аромат и вкус. Единственный плюс - достаточно плотное тело.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

trveboozer
4.5
Widmer Brothers Drifter Pale Ale
Great Summer beer, hoppy with a light citrus aftertaste. Doesn’t disappoint, perfect on any day.
Monday, April 10, 2017

gregwilsonstl
2.3
Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen
Very light. Pretty lame. Cardboard like. Tastes like a green bottle beer. Pass.
Friday, March 31, 2017

bhensonb
3.1
Widmer Brothers Blonde Ale
Another find in the old paper. 7 or 8 years old. Described as bready, citrus, clean. Not much hop. (I didn’t really like most blonde ales, but this one seems to have been appreciated). RateBeer is a big improvement over the old messy inefficient way of keeping track of things. Odd bits of paper to little note book/pads to Excel to RateBeer. Ad zythum per aspera.
Friday, March 24, 2017

bhensonb
3.6
Widmer Brothers Hop Jack
Still digging through old note pads/books. I used to drink a lot of this some years ago when hoppy beers weren’t always easy to find. All I noted was roast malt and a lot of hop. Well a lot of hop for 7 or 8 years ago. I remember loving the bottle and label - not to mention the beer. For me it was right in there with the old bottle conditioned Bridgeport IPA. If I found it, I would drink it again.
Friday, March 24, 2017

bhensonb
3.4
Widmer Brothers Hefe Hopfruit
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours translucent gold with a slight white head. Deep inhale enables detection of grapefruit. Med minus body. Not too minus. It’s fruity. It’s juicy. It has grapefruit. Let’s just call it a fruity, juicy hoppy wheat ale. Excellent for beach or pool. Not that good for detailed, critical analysis. Whatever it is, it’s not easily fitted into any standard style - another one of those extreme departures. So relax. It’s ok.
Friday, March 24, 2017

douglas88
3.3
Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen
12 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy orange hue with a medium white head. A nice smooth biscuit and lemon nose. Light, refreshing, bready malts, some lemon zest, a bit of banana esters. Pretty nice. No idea how I have not rated this.
Friday, March 24, 2017

crispaire
3.2
Widmer Brothers PDX Pils
aromas of wheat, grass, hay, and german malt. pours a clear golden. tastes lightly bitter. light body, thin feel, fizzy, abruptly dry wheaty finish. overall a nice, clean, light lager with pilsner elements.
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dogbrick
3.7
Widmer Brothers Old Embalmer
Sample from 2012 bottle during Blarney Wine Festival 2017 on 03/18/2017. The beer is a hazy dark copper-amber color with a medium thin light beige head that burns away steadily to a film. Stringy lacing. Aroma of malt, wood and citrus. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, oak, ripe fruit and a bit of grapefruity hops. The finish is boozy with a citrus and malt aftertaste. Above average overall.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

BrettTaylor
3.1
Widmer Brothers Old Embalmer
2013 vintage, poured into snifter from bottle. Pours an orange-gold color, somewhat hazy, almost no head whatsoever. Some caramel and pine/citrus hop notes on nose, taste is a bit more bitter with less citrus, a touch syrupy on tongue.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

slowrunner77
2.6
Widmer Brothers Hefe Hopfruit
Hefe...juicy hoppy pale ale? Who knows? This is one confused beer. Mediocre across the board...prickly carb, light grapefruit and hops that clash with the base. Not offensive, but still trending towards failed experiment.
Friday, March 10, 2017

teamsale
3.3
Widmer Brothers Rotator IPA Series - Hopside Down IPL (India Pale Lager)
Bottle pours a partly cloudy gold with a two finger puffy white head and sticky lacing. Aroma is pine and some fruit. Taste is a little fruity, a little lemony, adequate sweetness. Finishes with medium bitterness. Aftertaste lingers.
Friday, March 3, 2017

grubypawel
1.8
Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen
It’s sad that the label says hefeweizen. This would by an okayish American wheat ale. No cloves/bananae whatsoever. Just the grainy notes of wheat. This is drinkable, but I don’t see a particular reason to drink this.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

monk191
3.3
Widmer Brothers Minister Of Doom
An interesting stout. Pours a deep black with a thick tan head. Smells herby, with some nuts. Taste is very interesting, lots of herbs, along with a bit of vanilla and caramel. Had on tap at IBUs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

superspak
3.7
Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen
12 ounce bottle into weizen glass, bottled on 5/17/2016. Pours hazy golden/straw color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, banana, orange peel, peppercorn, clove, pear, apple, light bubblegum, wheat, cracker, lightly toasted bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, citrus/earthy hops, and moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, banana, orange peel, peppercorn, clove, pear, apple, light bubblegum, wheat, cracker, lightly toasted bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, banana, orange peel, peppercorn, clove, wheat, cracker, lightly toasted bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, citrus/earthy hops, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitter/spiciness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/creamy, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a nice hefeweizen. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, citrus/earthy hops, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink. Very well balanced and nicely flavorful; never feeling bland/watery for the low ABV. Pretty classic feeling style flavors. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

seehaferb23
3.6
Widmer Brothers Brrr Seasonal Ale
This is a Hoppy Red Brrr. I'm not sure if this is the right category for tasting. Nice combination though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, February 27, 2017

Lambo1265
2.1
Widmer Brothers Hefe Hopfruit
Not bad not really that great either, tastes like a regular Hefe with a very little almost unnoticeable hint of grapefruit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, February 26, 2017

martjoobolut
3.6
Widmer Brothers Old Embalmer
Bottle, 2013 vintage (from Boxbeers). Pours amber with whiteish head. Aroma is sweet, caramelly, mashy, fruity. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel, fruits, malt, mash, citrus. Finish is sweet and bitter with some alcohol. Overall: good, but bit neutered (it is Widmer Brother’s beer) and underfermented.
Friday, February 24, 2017

19Oracolo78
3
Widmer Brothers Alchemy Ale
Birra colore ramato. Schiuma bianco sporco non troppo persistente. All?olfatto note fruttate arancia soprattutto. Al palato corpo medio non troppo carbonata, si sente caramello, arancia candita anziché pompelmo fresco con un finale amaro e speziato. Non mi ha fatto particolarmente impazzire ma comunque godibile.
Friday, February 24, 2017

gregwilsonstl
3
Widmer Brothers Drop Top Amber Ale
Amber. Thin white head. Crisp. Sweet. Easy drinking. Not sure why this one is getting hit hard in ratings, its pretty much down the fairway.
Thursday, February 23, 2017

dnstone
3.7
Widmer Brothers Old Embalmer
Copper with a slight haze and a white head. Malt forward aroma with earthy notes. Well balanced, mellowed earthy malty...lightly sweet. Notes: 2013 vintage in 2017, on tap at Aces & Ales Tenaya, Feb ’17
Wednesday, February 22, 2017