Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen

Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen

Rated 3.323 by BeerPals

Brewed by Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Portland, OR, United States

Style:  Hefeweizen

4.9% Alcohol by Volume

30 International Bittering Units

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Our Flagship - America's Original Hefeweizen A golden unfiltered wheat beer that is truly cloudy and clearly superb. Ever since Widmer introduced Hefeweizen to America in 1986, ours has been the standard by which all other Hefeweizens are judged. 1998 and 2006 GABF Gold Medal Award Winner 2004 Gold Medal Beer Cup

ID: 3916 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 21 years ago

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Overall Rank9357
Overall Percentile81.7
Style Rank108 of 961
Style Percentile88.8
Lowest Score1.9
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.337
Weighted Score3.323
Standard Deviation0.551

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  • STANG 237 reviews
    rated 2.8 8 years ago

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

    Cloudy yellow pour, decent head. Nose is yeast and wheat. Slightly sweet.. Middle is bready, hint of citrus. Finish is dry and still a little bready. I will admit that I like the German hefe versions better.

  • FISHINGFAST 685 reviews
    rated 3.2 9 years ago

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

    This is a watery beer that is wet and almost taste like something ! Pours cloudy and golden in color with out a head. It does smell pretty good with a bread and fruit aroma. It is smooth and I think this would best best drank at the beach or pool side. I want to update my first review because I had been drinking porters before this one last time I tried it. I can now taste the sweet malt and yeast. It's really smooth and refreshing.

  • HONKEYMOFO 1000 reviews
    rated 3.5 11 years ago

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

    It pours a hazy bright golden with a thick and foamy white head and some surrounding lacing. A fruity aroma of wheat malts, some hops, lemon and other citrus notes, grassiness, and coriander and other spices. The mouthfeel is smooth, thick, and rich. Flavors of wheat malts, hops, lemon and citrus, grassiness, and the coriander and spices. Excellent and well-rounded hefe..

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 3.0 11 years ago

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

    "To Breakfast for Dinner", tottally stoked on the caps here. Drank this while canyoning on a wicked hot afternoon after the bike to work BBQ. Dropped down the hatch so quickly barley picked up anything, dry grass, some wet clove, some light juniper from the hops maybe, well balanced, thats all I got, its gone now.

  • CHOPZ 6396 reviews
    rated 3.1 12 years ago

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

    Purchased in Nashville on my trip there and reviewing this one, right after reviewing Yazoo's Hefeweizen (which I enjoyed). This one pours a nice cloudy beige-orange colour with a decent white head, average retention and great wavy lacing. Lots of sediments are floating all around. Wheat aroma with notes of oranges. Not much scent here. Medium-bodied with a little stickiness. The taste is better than the nose (a little more powerful). Citrus flavours (oranges, lemons), hop which gives a little bitterness in the back and notes of wheat. This is a refreshing, good-looking and decent tasting Hefeweizen (but I preferred the aromas and taste of the Yazoo version).

  • HANTRAN 535 reviews
    rated 2.0 13 years ago

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

    Nose is very small, no not mine...the beer's. It hints at the appropriate scents but goes away quickly. I am really not getting much ester or phenolics here, the clove and banana if present are too subtle for the style. Widmer doesn't list their yeasts but I suspect this is brewed with the wrong yeast. Doesn't pour as nice a head as most hefes, an what is there doesn't last and leaves almost no lacing. Body color and fogginess is good for style. Mouth is medium but is missing both the slipperyness and tingle of a great hefe. Flavor is more like a watered down wheat than a true hefe. As with the nose, the phenolics and esters are missing. Has a hint of citrus and finishes a bit sour. Aftertaste is slightly metallic and somewhat "Bud"-like. Also its major flavor is from hops, the hops level MIGHt be right if the rest of the flavor components were there, but they are not. Can't believe this has won the medals claimed, maybe I got a bad bottle but its just SO WRONG for the style, it doesn't even hint at hefe!

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 3.5 13 years ago

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

    A really nice hefe. A really refreshing citrus taste even without the addition of citrus fruit in the bottom of the glass. Great head and lacing. It is just a tad on the sweet side - the only thing that keeps this one from being stellar in my book.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.5 13 years ago

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

    Comes out of the tap a hazy honey-golden with a thick, fine-bubbled, off-white head. Rich aroma is wheaty, and lemon predominates - though this may have come from the de rigueur slice of lemon. Thick, wheaty flavor has a strong lemony tone and hints of cloves and yeast. Smooth texture has something of a sharp edge.

  • YUMBEER 275 reviews
    rated 3.2 14 years ago

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

    A very cloudy yellow colored beer with a off white colored head that did not last very long. This medium bodied ale was somewhat thin and did not have much flavor or smell because it seemed to be more of an American rather than a German style hefeweizen. Still it was a refreshing beer to drink.

  • TERRYFI 3 reviews
    rated 3.9 14 years ago

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

    This beer saved my life whilst in California, the heat was getting to me(as an Irishman abroad) and the usual staple beers were not doing it for me when I found Widmers. Really nice aroma, short head, very european in the best sense. Look forward to having it again.

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