All notes on beers brewed by

Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Cherry Oak Doppelbock (Brothers’ Reserve Series)

Cherry Oak Doppelbock? Not sure what to expect here, nor am I convinced that all of these elements are necessary but we'll see. Sep 09/09 on label, I guess that's the bottling date. First in the series. Boxed bottle from Hop City, Atlants, GA, USA. Pour is a murky brown, Dubbel-like body that lacks much head or lace, but does leave some spotty cream on the surface of the beer. Plenty of very sweet malts in the nose but not much else. The tastes are certainly malty but they lack much cherry...

Drifter Pale Ale

12 oz single, either from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA or perhaps Total Wine, Perimeter, Atlanta, GA, USA - the latter is more likely. Pour has a nice, bright copper clarity and the head is initially quite good. The retention and lace of course, are disappointing. The head has an off-white hue. The body is a bit darker than I would expect for the stated style in fact quite a bit darker. Nose and tastes are simple, light, malty, sweet caramel notes with a nice simple balance. This is more like a...

Drop Top Amber

Never really been impressed with Widmer and this isn't the beer that is going to change that feeling. 16oz pour, Taco Mac, Marietta, GA, USA. Appalling bad pour by the barman bringing me a flat beer with zero head. Not ideal, but I am forced to induce the head myself with a straw! The beer looks incredibly carbonated for the style, and there is a multitude of bubbles rising around the light brown/amber body. Collar of foam is all that's left of the head after a couple of minutes. No lace....

Widmer Hefeweizen

The most significant part of this beer is its appearance. Truly thick cloudiness lasts the whole way down the pint. When I first saw it in the glass I thought the barman had poured me a toffee and butterscotch milkshake - a truly unique looking beer! I gave it a 5 for appearance simply because it WAS exceptional - not necessarily good looking, but definitely exceptional! I'm assuming the yeast and wheat in this beer combine to give the amazing appearance and I was anticipating a wickedly...