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RATINGS: 526   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Give the gift of beer! More specifically, Brrr! The Widmer Brothers have handcrafted a special ale for the holiday season: a generous red ale. Not quite excessively hopped, with candy sweetness and a velvety finish. Perfect for celebrations. Prost!

Formerly known as W06 NW Red Ale


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palidor19 (2988) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2011
This is good but the beer has a medium malty palate and a very hoppy taste. This is not the spicy malty beer that one would expect. Still enjoyable

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (1772) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Nice balance of spice, citrus and pine hops with sweet caramel malt. Very lightly bitter aftertaste keeps me coming back for more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5315) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle. Copper with a short, foamy tan head. Hoppy aroma with sweet malt notes and caramel. Big citrus notes along with spicy hops. Taste dwells more on the sweeter and maltier side of things. Lots of caramel, light toffee, chewy malt, dark bread, citru notes and spicy hops. Body is medium and rather chewy. There’s a soft, creamy carbonation. Ends with more big caramel notes, malt, citrus, light pine, spicy hops and toffee notes. Tasty!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: December 07, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Total Wine, Vegas
a rich yet dry spiced beer, dark malts are kept dry by a large earthy presence, light spices add character without making it an overly spiced holiday ale,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3272) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 24, 2011
bottle NOV 5 11 dated-pours hazy amber dark orange with a fizzy and soapy slightly darker than egshell head. nose of slightly dank hops, carmel malt, lite diacytl and cleaner. not bad minus the lite diacytl. flavors start out sweet malt, almost too sweet but followed by a blast of piney/grapefruity hop cones. lite alcohol apparent and lots of candy malt sugary notes alongside the piney hops. it all comes together right at the end. somewhat unbalanced, but still somewhat interesting nonetheless. a fairly good beer from this brewery, which in recent years, has made some decent stuff i must say. One of the better macro micro breweries.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arondee (580) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Pours a reddish brown with a tiny white head that fades away too quickly. Aroma is citrus hops, pine trees, and caramel. The taste is hoppy but not very bitter. Citrus hops well balanced with caramel malt. Tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmonster (981) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Bottle served in a shaker. Pours clear dark orange-amber with a short head Caramelly aroma and flavor. Medium body, medium-thick texture, soft carbonation, and hoppy, dry dinish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badwhale (376) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Nice seasonal ale in a glass pint off the tap at a local bar. Poured a nice copper color with a white head. Had a decent amount of hop to categorize it as an IPA, but not over the top bitter. Also, thankfully, not brewed with any nutmeg or pine or spice or anything.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
kdheckle (43) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Very nice taste. Would drink again as a seasonal ale...........................

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARMed (609) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2011
A very refreshing winter brew with a hopiness that is not to overbearing. The color is copper red with a little hint of cloudiness. The head is robust at first but quick disappears with a strong lasting lacing on the glass. The flavor has a smoot h taste that completly hides the nice 7.2% alcohol warmth. Nice job by Widmer!


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