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Day #106 – Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen

April 17, 2011

Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen

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This is a Wheat Ale from Widmer Brewing Company based out of Portland, Oregon. Widmer is owned by a larger conglomerate organization called the Craft Brewers Alliance. The Brewers Association recently released the statistics for the largest breweries of 2010, and according to that CBA came in at #9 in the US. Widmer itself brewed 170,000 barrels of beer last year, with the Hefeweizen being their flagship. It comes in at 4.7%ABV; quite sessionable.

This beer pours a very cloudy and hazy golden light orange. There is a large head response as well that forms a nice foamy white. Looks even better in my authentic Widmer shaker.

Aroma is very grainy and wheat tones with some citric notes and banana.

Flavor is pleasant; wheat grain and light malts with a lemonhead sweet touch and a gentle kiss of hops. Easy finish that is pretty smooth.

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It is easy to see why this is Widmer’s top selling beer. It’s easy to drink and flavorful, and it pairs well while watching Happy Gilmore.

Cheers!

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