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RATINGS: 588   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4716) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Snegurochka (389) - TromsÝ, 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- SKŇL! (13.Dec. 2008)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6138) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9018) - 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.†

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alphadelic (2099) - 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. Itís kinda funky. Very smooth but the flavour is unsettling in a ípast ití kinda way. I think I liked this better on the 2011 batch. A little warmer and more roasty than I remember it.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1614) - 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 didnít get it. This is still quite good. I canít 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 Iím happy that I did. Next season Iíll be more aware.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (15444) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
A: The beer pours amber in color, maybe copper, with a thin layer of soapy off-white head. S: Smells quite hoppy, which I wasnít expecting. Quite a bit of citrus, plenty of floral hops as well. The other bit of the nose is made up of bread and toffee, maybe a bit of brown sugar. T: A moderate level of pine and bitterness. Floral and citrus hops on top of the bread and toffee. A touch of fruit, maybe some peaches, and a bit of brown sugar and toasted malts. M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation. D: I was surprised by this. Usually I donít have very high expectations of Widmer beers, but this was pretty solid.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heyprobrewing (31) - Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Pours a very clear orange amber. thick white head. Aroma is very strong of brown sugar, cinnamon, spices, and hops. good lacing. medium bodied with sugary sweet syrupy mouth feel. Nice dry finishing hop helps balance the sweetness of this beer. better than I expected and a good reasonably priced winter/spiced beer.

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