Yesterday, I took at look at the Widmer Brothers brewed Omission Pale Ale and it’s surprisingly tasty and drinkable qualities. Today, we take a gander at the other product the company produces for Omission Beer, the Lager.
While the company’s pale ale was flavorful and refreshing, the lager doesn’t offer much more than your typical lager characteristics. That doesn’t mean it’s a bad beer. It’s not. It’s just a bit lacking when compared to some of its contemporaries. It’s a beer that has got a relatively benign flavor which makes it best served at Summer league ball games or at picnics. it’s pretty refreshing, but personally, I want more from my beer.
Crystal clear straw yellow in color, the beer sits with a bright white cap that fell to decent lacing.
The nose is filled with crackers, grain, light grassy hops and not much else.
Well, it’s certainly a lager as light biscuit malt, grains and subtle, latent hops combine for a subdued flavor profile. There’s an additional slight twinge of hop bitterness in the finish and a lingering hint of malt sweetness. At 4.6% ABV the beer is just about sessionable — a fact that is emphasized by it’s toned down flavor.
Again, this isn’t a horrible beer. I can certainly see many emptied bottles of this lager at ball games or at the beach. Like I said, I, personally, would like just a bit more activity in the flavor arena.