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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2008
Wonderful looking amber color with a warm red tinge and tan head. Pleasantly piquant mix of hops and candi malts prick the nostrils. Candi malts and easy hopped flavor Decent mix of bitter and sweet that completely covers and suspicion of alcohol. Some warmth on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Picked this up as part of a winter sampler at the Eden Prairie liquor store. I wasn’t expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised. Poured amber with a tan head. Fruity, citrus aroma. Some bitterness. Nice balance between caramel, malt and grapefruit hops. Notes of citrus, orange peel and perhaps a hint of honey. I will definitely give this a try again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5794) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2008
had at the end of the night at the Gingerman, --Novemember to rememeberer!! pours with a great head, dark golden syrup colour .. nice hop presence.. a surprising brew here .. nice hoppiness, not over done, nice hint of sweetness.. brrr!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pj1855 (160) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2008
Pours cloudy amber color with small white head. Pretty good lacing. Aroma of sweet malts and hops. Initial sweet with a fairly bitter hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 3, 2008
Amber with a nice off white head. Aroma is pretty hoppy, pine, light citrus. Taste is fairly hoppy with a light background maltiness and caramel. Sticky.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (2186) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2008
Mighta given it a better rating, but it’s a tad non-traditional. Nevertheless, a fine product indeed. Nice hoppy nose, not so much malt. More similar to a pale ale in style. Hazy amber color highlighted with orange and red. Flavor is great. Grapefruit is strong but not persistant. Some earthy characteristics.. A session beer for sure.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2008
On tap at the Gasthaus. Dark copper with one finger head. Nose brings with it pine and citrus hops with some grassy tendencies in there too. Nice bitter Red Ale, no hint that there’s 7.2 ABV in this one. Deceptively delicious. I’ve enjoyed this both in the bottle and on tap, but tap wins.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4387) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Dark copper color with no head. Light aroma of pine hops. Dark malt and nutty taste, finishing with a splash of pine hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Pours a copper color with thin white head. The nose is grassy hops, caramel, and just a hint of spice. It comes across the plate with a mild hop taste; then comes the caramel. Goes down relatively smooth; little to no carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10807) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Bottle from BevMo. Reddish copper color with a slight off-white head. Fresh hoppy aroma. Medium plus body with creamy/chewy carbonation. The flavor is pine over caramel malt. Not quite dry. Not quite bitter. Quite tasty. Don’t pass it by.


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