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RATINGS: 586   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1951) - 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 (3603) - 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 (5410) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burg326 (5082) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2012
On tap at the Brass Tap, poured an amber color with aromas of caramel, nuts, earth, and some malt. Flavors of caramel, earth, booze, and some feint fruit. Interesting beer, nice winter seasonal overall.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arone12 (924) - Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Pours an amber color with some thin hoops. Smells of cardboard and hops. Taste is okay. Nothing special.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
duaneh (100) - - MAR 16, 2012
Clear reddish amber with one inch of white head that had decent retention. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left on the glass surface. Strong aroma of hops. Citrus and pine dominate. Caramel malt is pretty strong and sweet. A faint hint of alcohol in the end as well.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Bad day. Found beer. Drank beer. Good beer. Day better. Out of beer. Day back to the way it was. Good beer but not enough in the bottle.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
I had this on draft at Out of the Park Pizza in Anaheim Hills, CA. Iím in the minority on this one: I didnít care for it. There was some other flavors along with the hops that just didnít taste good to me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
J_man (861) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Sweet, candied aromas. Clear red/amber color with an initially foamy white head that settles down quickly. Dried fruits and cherry with a caramel sweetness at the front followed by a woody, roasted dryness and then an earthy, pithy bitterness. Not thick but with a creamy texture throughout. Finishes dry and bitter. This is a very nice winter ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (8740) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2012
Tap @ Timbers. Pours reddish Golden with lasting offwhite head. Aroma is Rich malty, toast, caramel, good piney hop aroma. Taste is bready malt, toast, burnt caramel, light spicy, some fruit and piney hops. Medium body, lively cabonation. Pretty good. 240212


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