In this beer blog, we are going to get into a classic beer. This brew helped moved me into the craft beer scene along with Red Hook Brewery. It is Widmer Brothers Hefe. It is one of their first brews and it is the most popular American Hefeweizen. If you read my earlier beer blog posts, you know the history of this Northwest Craft Brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know Widmer Brothers. Let us get into this German Style Hefeweizen.
This beer has a cloudy straw to golden color with a white head. In the light, it has almost bright yellow to almost like dark white yellow color. The aroma has yeasty to wheat notes with citrus notes. It is almost like lemon. The taste has wheat to citrus notes with a lemon notes to aftertaste. It is pretty refreshing and easy drinking for any season.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
This naturally cloudy brew starts with the highest quality malted wheat. Its bold, clean flavor and pronounced citrus and floral aromas are what define American Hefeweizen. Prost! To the original.
Here is a description from their website (www.widmerbrothers.com):
Meet the beer that started it all. Our naturally cloudy flagship brew starts with the highest quality wheat. It’s bold, clean flavor and pronounced citrus and floral aromas are what define American-style Hefeweizen. So pour yourself a cool, cloudy glass, finish with a lemon and enjoy the original.
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Closing, this is a classic craft beer and I will always find myself enjoying one Hefe during the spring and summer. This is one of the best craft Hefeweizen on the market. I have always recommend this beer if they are looking for something different from their normal craft beer drinking or a guy looking to switch from the mass-produced beers. This is a great light to medium body beer with a nice refreshing taste notes. If you are looking for a change-up or a nice summer like beer to enjoy in any season, this is your beer. I highly recommend you trying this beer at least a few times. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser