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RATINGS: 573   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


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jay_Dubbz (103) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Poured from 12oz bottle. Fantastic red hue on this seasonal favorite. Floral scent with a nice hop bite. A beer worthy of making the rotation. --you've been Dubbed.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2956) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma of caramel, pine and some fruitiness. Flavor of caramel, pine, toffee, fruit and had a hint of nuts with a semi dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1243) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Good reddish copperish pour w/ a thin white head that leaves nice lacing. The aroma is of soft hops & a little bit of malt. The taste is similar. Basic ingredients w/ nothing special going on. It is very nice on the palate & quite drinkable at 7+%. No real flaws but nothing stands out either!

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Westchesterco (1389) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Poured from a bottle it is an amber color with an ecru head. The aroma is malty the taste is nutty with malty taste bitter finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (4446) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a cleR brownish copper with an off white head. Nutty aroma with a hint of caramel. Grassy flavors. Smmoth slightly bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (896) - Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Sample. Copper color with off white head. Pine and light grapefruit aroma. Taste is similar. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1558) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2015
I can dig this winter brew. Not spiced holiday-esque shit. A hoppy red ale with an alcohol warmth. Some candy sugar sweetness too. Well done.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5892) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2014
12oz pour at Burger Tap Shake in DC. Pours a murky, deep amber with some thin, creamy, eggshell head. Nose has a mix of herbal, piney hops, some orange peel too and plenty of sweet malty notes, toffee, brown sugar, biscuit. Flavor follows right along, malty, sweet, chewy caramel, roast apple, orange, pine, mild potpourri. Fairly smooth finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2686) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2014
On tap at RIBCO, pours a clear dark reddish brown with an off white head, the aroma is sweet, lots of caramel and a little bit of dark fruit as well, the flavor is what you would expect, caramel and fruit with some bread sweetness in the finish, not my favorite and a little sweet for me, but still not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BitchPls (652) - FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Clear, medium brown beer with a huge foamy beige head. Caramel and fruitiness on the nose. Nice balanced hops with medium bitterness - really nice. Some bread, caramel, soap, grape fruit. Easy to drink yet not too light either. This is a really good and balanced winter beer. Lovely surprise!


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