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RATINGS: 499   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 3, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark amber with a big off-white head. This beer has a very big thickness to its palate. It’s malty and a bit peaty like a scotch ale.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Appearance: Pours a dark amber with a quickly subsiding head. Aroma: Cinnamon toast with a little butter. A whiff of berry can be found, though not very strong. Taste: Bready and sweet malts, bitter hops, and finishes fruity and spicy. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall: This falls in line with many ’Winter Seasonals’ I’ve had, but doesn’t stand out in the pack.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (5993) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Pours red with off white head, aroma is sweet and hoppy. Taste up front is cirtusy hops, pleasantly, working into caramel sweetness and a spicy bitter finish. Very nice seasonal brew!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
islay (1055) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Appetizing, hoppy, dry aroma that is pleasant but not outstanding. Pours a clear amber with a moderate amount of tannish cream head with a few small bubbles. Bready, toasty taste. Also some fruit, especially apricot. Dry hops in the flavor. Simplistic but charming taste. Moderate body. Smooth and easy to drink in the palate. Good, well balanced, accessible, enjoyable brew.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (7859) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2010
bottle. filtered. clear rust, small off-white head. nose is fresh hops and bready, crusty crystal malt. excessively bitter and astringent throughout. rough, messy malt, caustic hop bitterness. an endlessly messy beer that attempts to imitate celebration right down to the label.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2010
On draught. Nice malty aroma with caramel sweetness and a touch of hops. The flavor is nicely balanced with malt and hops. Yes it has a northwest hop feel but it is certainly not a hop bomb. Great beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allendodd (114) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Amber Ale: "A style without definition." OK. I can do this. Pours a golden-brown (some might call it "amber"), with a thin and quickly dissipating head. Initial nose is great big hoppy and the first taste is the juniper-hops. The malt sweetness isn’t really enough to pull this one back from the brink, but it does finish with a better balance than the initial taste was suggesting that it would. Not so bad/not so great. I’m not going to buy another 6 of this unless I forget that I’ve had it before, but it’s not all that bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HarvestrOfBeer (22) - , Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Pretty decent winter warmer style ale. Nice body and head. Not wimpy but not abusive either. Good session beer for when the temps are lower.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (1868) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2009
amber pour with a thin head. aroma is citrus fruit hop, biscuity malt, some light caramel. flavour is citrus hop over toasted bread maltiness. Finish is slightly dry.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
One of my favorite winter seasonals. Nice birght spice flavors immediately hit the tongue then you get a nice malty backbone with a touch of alcoholic kick to it.


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