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RATINGS: 563   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamJackson (3079) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Amber. 3-finger off-white head. Fades slowly. Cascade bitterness, hints of spices on the nose. Taste is pretty up front American hops, hint of candied sugar and some fruits.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Pretty enjoyable. Like an easy drinking barley wine. Bit bit malty, a bit bubbly, sweet but with a little bright citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1170) - Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Reddish orange brown.Short froth,bits of lacing. Dated Nov 11. Aroma is toasted malt,carmel malt,slightly spicey.Pretty mild Taste is malt with some carmel sweetness, some roast,somewhat toasty bready, then a good bittering , citrus pine slight yeast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3689) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2012
tap - Pours amber orange and has a pleasant citrus accented aroma. It tastes moderately bitter, definitely on the high end of bitterness for the style, with a little caramel backing leading into a crisp bitter finish. Itís medium bodied and quite tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2325) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2012
very nice ale i drink it room temperature and chilled. as described there is a nice tasty building malt flavor and a pleasant hop of light pine and citrus near the finish. the finish is ripe with caramel and sweet while the mouthfeel is smooth with just a sudsy roll of the hops. no heavy alcohol in my estimation and it seems to age decently well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Pours amber with a fully receding off-white head. Notes of toffee, caramelized wort, orange peel. Full bodied, sweet, soft carbonation.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Widmer Brothers Brrr Seasonal Ale is a very clear, sparkling copper ale topped with a dense, light beige foam that has outstanding retention and lacing. It has a rich pine aroma with sweet caramel in the nose. Itís pretty full bodied, very smooth and foamy. The finish is clean and nimble. It tastes pretty bitter and a little sweet. The balance is really nice. Pine resin is the loudest flavor. The bitterness turns to something more like juniper by the time the caramel sweetness emerges just after the swallow. This one kind of took me by surprise. Itís a pretty serious beer and itís really easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1414) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2012
Poured into a pint glass. Deep amber color with almost a finger of dirty white head. Rich smelling: caramel, lemon zest and grapefruit. Equally rich tasting: malty beginning followed by a quick bite of bitterness, ending with a glowing balance of the two. Citrus really kicks in in the middle and holds its own. Soft texture, medium bodied and low carbonation. Fits perfectly in the beer. A really solid beer and very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3066) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2012
Bottle. Bready caramel malt aroma. Clear orange amber with a small beige head. Slightly charred toast, caramel malt flavor with a light spicy/piney hop finish. Medium body with a slight alcohol warmth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4750) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2012
This is a very good amber ale. Amber color of course, and low carbonation. Flavor has light malt and sweet caramel. Flavor is a balance of sweet caramel and citrus hops, giving this a sort of barleywine character, if not as strong.


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