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RATINGS: 503   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hiero (129) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Spicy, bitter taste with a dry finish. Nice winter ale, great taste, yet refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (850) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle poured a slightly hazy orange hue w/ huge lasting off-white rocky head and sticky lacing. Moderate sharp hop aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a bold bitter finish of long duration. Tastes are pine, grass, and rye. Medium to full bodied, creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - DEC 24, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Red in color with small amount of white head. Slightly hoppy and sweet. Good holiday beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (3306) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 24, 2013
12 oz. bottle from the mix winter 12 pack from Market Basket. Amber color with some light head retention. Nose is rather ordinary. Caramel malts and weak pine hop notes. Flavor is ok. Molasses, main body of toffee / caramel malts ending with a spicy and piney hops. Candy sugar hints in the main body as well. Rich malts balanced with plenty of hops. Dry spicy texture. It doesn’t personally get me excited but overall it is a extremely drinkable beer that fits into the winter warmer category. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
A: pours an amber beer with exceptional clarity. Two finger head with light latte color and loose density. This falls to a think quilt leaving a cobweb of lacing. Good looker. S: Hmm, didn’t expect this, but up front plenty of hops. Pine, resiny hops. then a decent caramel malting beneath. T: Very sweet beer. The aromas deceive me. Malt, no alcohol, little hops. I know this isn’t very articulate, but this beer is ’okay’. M: Medium body with light carb. Leaves quite a slick on the palate. O: Decent beer, far from my favorite winter. Serving type: bottle 04-04-2011

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dereksup (13) - - DEC 21, 2013
Solid holiday brew. Nice, full and buttery. A little lacking in interest for me, but because of that, I don't get tired of it by the time I reach the bottom--might be reaching for my second one right meow.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6022) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottled, almond colored pour with big frothy milkshake foam, aroma and flavor is piney caramel, red gummi bears, sweet malty pine finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scottnasty420 (17) - - DEC 21, 2013
Nice seasonal brew akin to Sierra Nevada celebration ale. Nice bouquet of flavors that would compliment any holiday festivity. Perhaps a bit too bitter for my personal taste.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2806) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Pours a clear amber color with great lacing. Aroma of caramel and spice with a very bitter hop flavor with hint of spice and sweetness. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CharmCityCrab (152) - Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Hops forward for style. Strongly reminiscent of Sam Adams Noble Pilsner. Getting a hint of the caramel malts and a hint of red ale type characteristics, but not the sweet candy taste advertised on the label, which is probably for the best- too many sugary tasting seasonals this time of year IMO.


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