Blind tasting review
Widmer Drop Top Amber
Widmer Drop Top Amber

Family Pale Ale Style American Amber Ale
Country USA (OR) ABV 5.0%
Producer Craft Brewers Alliance
Price $$ Packaging 12oz/355ml bottle
Characteristics Malty

Overview When Anheuser-Busch took a minority stake in this business and an active role in distribution a decade later, Widmer began to infiltrate pubs and supermarkets formerly the exclusive domain of large breweries.

Flavors and aromas There are beers that seem sweet, and beers that are sweet—Drop Top is in the latter category, having what Widmer describes as “a touch” of lactose (which, like many people, yeast can’t digest). We found this to be a perfectly serviceable pale ale but for the distracting and unnecessary sweetness. At typical bar serving temperatures, the sugar probably isn’t so why include it?
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