Widmer Brothers 84/09

Widmer Brothers 84/09

Rated 3.280 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Portland, OR, United States

Style:  Altbier

9.8% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 36167 Last updated 12 years ago Added to database 13 years ago

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Overall Rank11653
Overall Percentile77.2
Style Rank54 of 261
Style Percentile79.3
Lowest Score2.2
Highest Score3.9
Average Score3.400
Weighted Score3.280
Standard Deviation0.627

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  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.7 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a dark coppery amber with a fairly thick off-white head. Aroma is strong and malty with fruity and hoppy hints. Flavor is quite robust, mainly malty with a fruity undertone and nutty and hoppy touches. Texture is quite fizzy and lively, leaving behind a nice tingle.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Sampled on 7/31/10. This American Strong Ale pours a dark amber brown color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is roasted malt, caramel, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied American Strong Ale. The malts are roasted, chocolate, fruity and semi-sweet. The hops are herbal and earthy. Good carbonation. A touch of alcohol bite at the finish, but mostly fairly smooth tasting. Lots of semi sweet malt flavors, with a touch of hops. Hides the alcohol fairly well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

  • ZYTHUM 289 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    sampled on 7/31/10. 22oz bottle with mitch. pours a medium brown color with ruby hilights. thin head. aroma is malty, sweet. taste is caramel, sweet, roasty, fruity, a touch of hops. nice carbonation. touch of alcohol. somewhat like a barleywine. body is medium/full. mouthfeel is full. aftertaste is slightly sweet. this is a really nice beer.

  • MIKEMORROW 91 reviews
    rated 3.6 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Aroma ia sweet with roasted malts and molasses. Pours a dark red with a nice soft head. Not much lacing. Flavor is overly sweet for an alt, and a little overwelming. As it warmed more hops came out. But this brew was still thickingly sweet. Not bad. But it is one I will pass on next time.

  • SAP 999 reviews
    rated 3.6 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    April 15 2009 Bottle date; Sampled August 2009
    A vigorous pour produces a four-finger thick, richly amber tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a dark, concentrated amber / plum color that shows a brilliantly clear, cranberry red hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells distinctly of concentrated berries and finishes with a light herbal accent. The malt almost takes on a caramelized, cotton-candy like sweetness in the nose and it contributes some brown sugar encrusted toasted grain character to the finish. The nose on this is not bad, it can seem a bit too sweet smelling at times, but this sort of works with the other notes here.

    Viscous feeling as this first hits my tongue, it definitely sticks to the palate as it rolls across my mouth. The beer isn't quite as sweet as the aroma might have suggested, but it is definitely laden with residual sugars. There is a solid herbal hoppiness here as well as a biting hop bitterness that go a long way towards mitigating the thick, chewy malt character here; this actually almost finishes on a dry note because of the ample hop character. In the long finish there is a touch of toasted, almost roasted grain astringency that is noticeable quite a while after the beer has left my mouth. Candied malt and candied hop notes tend to mingle in the middle of this beer; richly caramelized, but still quite sweet malt notes as well as some caramelized, sweetened berry hop notes and sugar crystallized herb notes linger in the middle of each sip. The sweet herbal character at times remind me of a German-type, rustic, sweet herbal liquor (similar to Jägermeister, but with a more herbal note than anise).

    Not a bad beer, I was certainly not expecting this to be as flavorful as it is. This beer is definitely a sipping brew though & I would have a hard time finishing a bottle on my own as it can get a bit cloying at times.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 2.9 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    A tough one to rate, on one hand it looked nice, and had a decent mouthfeel. The flavor is o.k but it is a bit chaotic, burnt molasses, nuts, sweet malts, didnt blend well and it had a sour finish. Overall it wasnt bad, but it wasnt really good either.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 2.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 4

    sitting.. 8:21pm .. gutterpump on the speakers .. feelings: depression, isolation, anger, resentment... :general mind thought: huge disappointment in the days event, but the hope for the future is as well confusing, where will we end up.. . i open a bottle of this widmer product and pour, solving something i never had a solution too... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy9ai4YKktc .. . i wish i knew, widmer seems to get this one a bit off the tracks .. . pours a dark ruby.. nice foam coco head, hearty ... lacing is a class act.. bite the tip, enraged .. . weird, easy to put down, but the aftertaste buzzsaws back at ya. .. . i hate cutting myself, its hard .. . lots of nuttiness in the nose, malty is the word on this beer, molasses and burnt syrup, a tad sweeter in the nose and alt would suit this beer but dive in and it comes apart, messi..|< .. flavour and mouth way off, i like how widmer extremed it to the max with the abv, but needs a year to mellow, i don;t think it would last .. . it feels just like novocaine, but you have to keep on going on, you know, carnival shit .. . viva ronaldooooo, viva ronaldoooo... on the wing, u nited sing!!.. vivaaa ronaldooooooo!!! my boy! ..please don;t jump!! .... a strange a brew, ..really had a chance but to much going on and IMHO untidy.. . Keep it up widmer, but his miss the mark, ..its like this, 1o mins it was god, then it was theres, pros and i give respect, some heartbreak... nick, hy rub it in, you won this round, we will be back, ...I don;t recommend this brew... what could possibly be next ... purple monkey dishwasher ...

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