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RATINGS: 572   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3329) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 24, 2011
bottle NOV 5 11 dated-pours hazy amber dark orange with a fizzy and soapy slightly darker than egshell head. nose of slightly dank hops, carmel malt, lite diacytl and cleaner. not bad minus the lite diacytl. flavors start out sweet malt, almost too sweet but followed by a blast of piney/grapefruity hop cones. lite alcohol apparent and lots of candy malt sugary notes alongside the piney hops. it all comes together right at the end. somewhat unbalanced, but still somewhat interesting nonetheless. a fairly good beer from this brewery, which in recent years, has made some decent stuff i must say. One of the better macro micro breweries.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Pours a reddish brown with a tiny white head that fades away too quickly. Aroma is citrus hops, pine trees, and caramel. The taste is hoppy but not very bitter. Citrus hops well balanced with caramel malt. Tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmonster (997) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Bottle served in a shaker. Pours clear dark orange-amber with a short head Caramelly aroma and flavor. Medium body, medium-thick texture, soft carbonation, and hoppy, dry dinish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badwhale (391) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Nice seasonal ale in a glass pint off the tap at a local bar. Poured a nice copper color with a white head. Had a decent amount of hop to categorize it as an IPA, but not over the top bitter. Also, thankfully, not brewed with any nutmeg or pine or spice or anything.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
kdheckle (43) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Very nice taste. Would drink again as a seasonal ale...........................

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARMed (622) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2011
A very refreshing winter brew with a hopiness that is not to overbearing. The color is copper red with a little hint of cloudiness. The head is robust at first but quick disappears with a strong lasting lacing on the glass. The flavor has a smoot h taste that completly hides the nice 7.2% alcohol warmth. Nice job by Widmer!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scooterbub (910) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - DEC 11, 2011
12 ounce bottle. Pours a very nice red brown with a massive three inch tan head that lasts. Taste is of malt, grapefruit, pine, citrus, hops, resin, caramel and some warming alcohol. Similar, but lighter aroma. The body is decent. The finish is slightly bitter and a touch dry. Quite enjoyable and is easy to drink. A nice seasonal beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2011
12oz bottle–pours a big light tan head with amber color. Aroma is medium malt-roasty/caramel, spice/orange/pine. Taste is medium malt-roasty/caramel, secondary lemon/pine hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eruizgarcia (249) - - DEC 9, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2011 On tap at Public House. Pours amber with a thick foamy head. Aromas of caramel and citrus. Pretty smooth for an IPA. Right amount of bitterness. Great beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (8164) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2011
12oz bottle, bottled 9/20/11. Clear red/amber color, minimal khaki head. Nice ring of lace, webby film of head on the surface. Sharp but lighter carbonation. Earthy hop nose. Spicy sweet finish. Good, but doesn’t stand out too much from other winter ales, just a bit hoppier.


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