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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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
travita (3831) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Bottle thanks to ilovedarkbeer. Smell is hops, grapefruit, other fruits, and pine. Look is amber color not much head. Taste is pine, fruity, grapefruit, and some malts. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - DEC 28, 2008
Very pleasantly surprised. I have come to have a distrust of Xmas beers, but when a ccoworker mentioned it being rather hoppy I decided to give it a try. Had one and nearly downed it followed by opening another and then another. Do I need description beyond that? Not best beer ever, just darn good and session beer for those that are heading to get way sloshed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmmbeer (1225) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2008
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured transparent brownish tan, medium carbonation of tiny bubbles. One finger off white head formed and tried to lace. Hearty aroma of floral and citrus hops with malt in the background. Hits the mouth with a medium body, hops come in from the start like an IPA, malt is there and balanced, middle holds up, finish has a touch of sweetness intertwined with hops. Very enjoyable, might have to have 1 or 2 or 20 more today.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2008
hoppy aroma, dark chestnut brown hue with little head. well balanced with a oil fluidity.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2008
bottle thanks to swalden28. poured amber with a thin off white head. aroma of grass, pine, floral hops. flavor of grass, hops, and some bitter. once again just not my idea of a winter brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DalzAle (1941) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2008
On tap tonight at the Blue Door Pub. Pour a nice amber color with caramel aroma. Flavor was a little bitter with a warming nutty alcohol aftertaste. Have had from the bottle as few times before and remember it being a lot better. I may buy a sixer and re-rate

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OD40oz (773) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - DEC 19, 2008
Not a bad beer at all. Rich amber in color with a nice off white head. Very hoppy aroma. Flavor had a citrusy hint to it with a great hoppy, clean almost sweet finish. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
blizzardlover (44) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Amber hue. Molasses, Caramel taste. Hoppy, citrus. Good bitter taste. Creamy texture. Clean finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bradlyc77 (226) - Sebastopol, California, USA - DEC 14, 2008
on tap toronodo. nice dark amber color a little bit of roasty flavor. good hops aroma and bitterness coming through. good warmer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2008
12 oz. bottle purchased at QFC in Mukilteo, WA. Pours a great looking amber color with a light tan colored head. Aroma: Sweet malts and medium hops. Flavor: Sweet, with hints of grapefruit and hops.


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