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RATINGS: 569   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3985) - 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 (791) - 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 (1444) - 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 (5469) - 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 (2618) - 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 (612) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marstonlad (525) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Pours fairly clear coppery brown with a little white head. The aroma offers something from both the malts and the hops – sweetish caramel and dried fruits from the former, citrus fruits and pine from the latter. Fairly varied aroma but not overly strong. Taste is initially light sweet, later medium bitter. Fairly balanced all in all; hops push through in the drying finish. Caramel, nuts and some raisin in the flavours. The palate is medium bodied with an average carbonation and a bit sticky texture. Imperial amber/red ale? Decent taste but tot enough potency for an American strong ale -category, in my opinion.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kingstoni (1664) - FINLAND - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber color with a thin frothy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, berries and tropical fruits. Sweet and slightly bitter taste. Medium body. A bit oily feel.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6767) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2014
355 ml bottle. Pours an amber copper colour with a small head. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel, some berries and grass. Flavour of sweet toffee maltiness, bread, dried fruitiness, floral bitterness and some berries. Medium bodied. Sweet, as expected.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2906) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2014
12oz bottle in Seattle. Near clear copper brown. Rich cherry malt, some hoppiness. Clean and sweet, good american strong ale.


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