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Wiedemann’s Special Lager
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Reviews by franglais16:
01-14-2013 11:54:40 |
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Tried the new Wiedemann's Special Lager at JerZee's in downtown Newport. I drank lots of the old Wiedemann Bohemian Special over the years before it was discontinued, but this new beer is more expensive at $3.50 a pint, and it's also much improved.
It's a light golden color with a solid head of foam. Smells like beer used to smell like -- which is a good thing -- more so than you would expect from such a light-colored beer. Highly carbonated with a good balance of malt and hops. Surprisingly flavorful and quite refreshing, so my friends and I had a few. It's the perfect complement for one of JerZee's tasty hamburgers.
Wiedemann's Special Lager is billed as a Bohemiam-style pilsner and in my opinion really hits its target. One of the best craft-quality pilsners I've had, much more flavorful than you'd expect. I will definitely be drinking a lot more of this new Wiedemann beer this summer.
Serving type: on-tap
05-07-2013 11:51:41 |
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03-29-2013 11:48:11 |
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a brilliant deep golden with a foamy half inch ivory head that dissipates somewhat quickly, leaving spotty lacing.
Grain and minerally notes form the initial aroma, with light corny sweetness and cracker-like malt adding intrigue. Floral hops are subtle.
Flavor reveals more minerally character at the base, accompanied by grain, becoming fairly bready and malty toward the slightly dry finish. There's a metallic note that is somewhat offputting.
Body is on the light side, with fairly high carbonation.
The metallic character detracts from the typically clean flavor of the style. Graininess is a little much. More malt breadiness than expected.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2013 01:20:38 |
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Serving Type: Bottle to glass mug.
Appearance (4.0): Very light, pale, golden color. Moderate, even carbonation. Head retention is somewhat lacking.
Smell (4.0): No defects are present in the aroma. Slight hint of white wine.
Taste (3.5): Sweet up front with a bitter aftertaste. The first couple of sips this was a bit more pronounced but as I finished the beer harshness of the aftertaste faded quite nicely.
Mouthfeel (4.0): Nothing to complain about here, very similar to Pilsner Urquell.
Overall (3.5): The Wiedemann name will always have a special place in my heart. Most around the Cincinnati area have a hard time believing that I used to drink the original Wiedemann before it discontinued in 2007. I was excited to hear that it was coming back, but this time as a craft beer. This rendition seems to be more true to the bohemian pilsner style and it is appreciated. I do wonder if they might tweak the recipe/method a little bit because I do feel like there is a little room for improvement. The $7.99 a six pack is not bad though.
Serving type: bottle
01-08-2013 00:12:08 |
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