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RATINGS: 539   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopfenWeisse (1139) - - NOV 14, 2014
Clear golden amber color with small lasting head. Aroma is caramel, hops, grapefruit. Flavor is malt, hops, caramel, bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dermi (660) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2014
355 ml, bottled. Pours clear mahogany with a small white head. Aroma: Fruity, peach, spices, cinnamon. Taste: Very sweet, caramel, some roasted flavours. Potatoes. Palate: Near medium body, noticeable carbonation. Pleasant nuttiness in the end. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (1084) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2014
A nice classic holiday ale. Pours a cloudy orange. Smells hoppy and herby with a bit of tropical fruit. Taste is very herby, slightly hoppy finish. Tasted at the BevMo Holiday Beer Fest.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (2607) - FINLAND - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle. Nutty brown, clear. Slight grainy, nutty caramelly malty, herby hops, some citrus and pines. Somewhat sticky body. Not overly sweet, but a bit oily, boozy with a lot of caramels. Feels wintery. Quite clean. possibly a bit too clean actually. Relies a lot on the booze, should either have a lot more flavour or then be lighter. Feels like you’re taking a heavy abv beating without getting much flavour in return.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (7361) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 12, 2014
12 oz bottle. Bottled on Sep/04/14. At the Ruby & the Fellas, Tampere, Finland. Clear ruby red head with a tiny off-white head. Floral and fruity hops, moderate bitterness, some floral notes and malt in the aroma. The flavour is floral and fruity hops, mild bitterness, sweetness and some malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RexTalionis (2602) - FINLAND - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber, tan head. Sweet ripe dark fruityness, nuttyness and hints of boozyness in aroma. Quite dry mouthfeel. Malty notes, some anyway and bit of stickyness in taste. Mild on the whole, a bit bland perhaps.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emeister84 (1128) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Aromas of citrusy hops, caramel. Slightly hazy red-amber, mostly lasting beige head. Dry, nice balance between malts and hops. Medium bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"what a nice surprise. This has the taste of an aromatic ipa with candy sugar in the finish. not overly complex, but that combo works really well together!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4269) - Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Backlog rating on 12-21-2012 (Bottle) The appearance is a medium sized ivory head that mostly diminishes, transparent orange body, slow rising carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing adorns my glass. The aroma is malt and pine hops. The flavor is light bitter, pine hops, caramel malt, and this beer has a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. The ABV is well masked and this beer is not overly hoppy tasting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1816) - - AUG 21, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 1-3-13- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – Pours a dark red/mahogany color with a thick off-white head. The thick head fades slowly over time to leave a nice level of lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell – The nose is much hoppier then I would have expected. A mix of grapefruit citrus and pine are the heaviest of the nose, although there is a light earthy hop smell as well. Beyond the hop aromas there are some smells of a fruity nature of orange and cherry as well as a caramel sweetness. Taste – The taste starts out with a big hoppy and light roasted malt flavor. The hop initially is largely of a citrus nature up front with some pine mixed within. The pine hop gets stronger as the flavor advances further. While the pine increases, a light sweetness of caramel and some orange come to the tongue. The orange turns to a more orange peel flavor more toward the end with the pine getting rather strong by this time. With the advent of some light spice flavors of nutmeg and allspice, a pine heavy hopped and bitter citrus flavor are left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is rather average in its creaminess with a carbonation level that was rather average as well. The moderate body and carbonation suited the hoppy and spicy flavors well, while allowing enough sweetness to shine through and maintaining a good drinkability. Overall – A rather hop heavy winter warmer. It is quite delicious and one to experience if you have a chance.


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