May 2, 2016

Widmer Hefeweizen

Man, I can’t tell you the last time I cracked open a Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen — it’s probably going on something like 8-10 years. This 4.9% ABV (30 IBU) wheat ale has been nearly ubiquitous since the early days of the micro-brewed beer. And now the classic that, back in the early 80’s, really got the brewery going is available in the convenience of a can.

While I have not had one of these beers in quite some time, I do recall it being a solid beer. And now, from can to my glass, Hefe is still just as I remember. It’s a clean tasting, refreshing beer that has plenty of wheat, yeast, soft banana notes and a bit of lemon citrus. Served right out of the fridge, it’s a beer that revitalizes the senses after a long day working outside.

Widmer’s brew is just as dependable as it was those many years ago. Add in the advantage of a can, and you’ve got a recipe for many backyard picnic moments.

This is a review of a promotional sample.