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RATINGS: 500   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (1896) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Strong hop and light malt aroma. Clear amber color with a small white head. Light bitter beginning that quickly fades to a slight sweet malt finish with a mildly creamy palate.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bpreo (1547) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2011
A nice, heavy, seasonal, Amber. This Ale is probably something of a vagrants holiday dream here in the North-West. High alcohol content, and a decent price.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3677) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Draft at MarCellars. This one is from last winter and aged pretty well in the keg. Aromas of caramel, dusty grain, spicy floral and citrus hops. Taste is a nice blend of the same flavors, with some toasted nut as well. Still pretty hoppy even with the age. Medium body is well-balanced. sticky but smooth and drinikable, and has medium carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Snegurochka (387) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2011
354ml/12oz bottle with dinner at Mor mor bistro and bar; Paulsbo. Being Norwegian, visiting a place called mor mor (grandmother) in a place called Paulsbo, which is like cut out from a Norwegian Fairytale, a cold December day you are destined to choose the beer called Brrr. Amber coloured body, with a white head- like snow. The aroma was like Christmas cakes: caramel, pine and some citrus. I thought I smelled cinnamon to, but maybe it was me being influenced by the mood and the atmosphere? Hoppy, with hints of tangerine and caramel. I want to go home for Christmas- SKÅL! (13.Dec. 2008)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5666) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
The beer pours a reddish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is caramel and biscuit malt with a little bit of piney hops mixed in. A very nice aroma overall. The flavor is heavier on the hops than I expected. I get a lot of pine as well as some caramel malt. Low bitterness and very drinkable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A nice take on a winter warmer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kev1001 (67) - Montana, USA - MAR 4, 2011
Bottle. Pours golden/amber. Medium head. Flavor is bitter, with pine coming through and a bit of floral notes. Caramel and malts are also present. A lot like an IPA but a little maltier as expected with a winter beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6670) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle.Hazy orange amber, long lasting beige head. Nice citrusy hop aroma, tangerine peel, underlying caramel. A decently hoppy amber with a satisfying malt body, in the same tradition as Rogue American, Stone Levitation, and Brewdog 5 a.m. Saint, but not as big or as bold as any of them. Still a great session brew, and one that continues to redefine my definition of and expectation of an amber ale. 

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2011 Weird yellowy green head but the beer itself is a lovely red colour. A very dusty and dry English hoppy nose. Strong, fruity yeast dominates the flavour. It’s kinda funky. Very smooth but the flavour is unsettling in a ’past it’ kinda way. I think I liked this better on the 2011 batch. A little warmer and more roasty than I remember it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Malt sweetness with faint floral, lemon aroma. A deep copper pour with small white head. Bready malt flavor that is low on hop flavor and bitterness. Medium-heavy mouthfeel. Alcohol warms the finish. A drinkable red, but lacking on hop flavor to balance properly.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1368) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2011
I was surprised to see such a high rated and good sounding Widmer beer. I was expecting Mac and Jacks but didn’t get it. This is still quite good. I can’t pull much off the aroma, but the flavor is well bananced biscuity sweetness and lingering bitterness. I found this kind of out of season, but I’m happy that I did. Next season I’ll be more aware.


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