Sunday, July 3, 2011

Widmer Hefeweizen

Back from Disney. In between a week of mega-rain, we managed a decent vacation. Friday we decided to give it a go at Typhoon Lagoon water park despite 80% chance of Severe Thunderstorms. We squeezed in around four hours at the park, two in pretty heavy rain, before the electricity shut things down mid-afternoon. That was our signal to leave. My kids' favorite "ride" was the enormous wave pool, where we spent quite a bit of time. You know what, actually? It was my favorite ride too! No lines and I haven't seen so many nipples in all of 2011 combined as I did in those hours. Thank you, Walt!

Today I'm drinking Widmer Hefeweizen brewed by Widmer Brothers Brewing in Portland, Oregon. Bottle label = boring. It does say, "The Brother of Invention" and "Uncompromised and Unfiltered" if those phrases float your boat. Bottled May 25, 2011.

Powerful spicy banana and wheat aroma. Bananas and wheat are also the main and dominant flavors to start things off. The wheat also provides some textural interest, yet this beer still seems a little thin. Cloves and other accent spices are also present. But the spices run together with some unpleasant metallic lemony bitterness, making a jumble that I didn't really enjoy. Carbonation is OK, but it just brings you to the end where you finish with a bad aftertaste. Not horrible but not that good, either. Pass.

Widmer Hefeweizen Wheat Beer Glass | Set of 2


Olde Thompson 16-Jar Orbit Spice Rack

No comments: