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RATINGS: 500   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


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11069) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
highibus (729) - Vail, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2008
pours a nice chestnut with thin white head. not much aroma, but great flavor of roasted malts and mikd winter spice. good body and a nice finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6498) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
This amber ale poured with a nice fluffy off-white head and a root beer aroma. The flavor is quite hearty, filled with smoked malt followed by tasty hop bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2073) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2008
pours a semi-cloudy amber with a small white head, and some lacing. smell is of pine, caramel, some malts, and finishes with some spice. taste is of caramel, some malts, slightly metallic, touch of spice, some pine, and ends a little on the bitter side.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Bottle from S&K Beverages in Plano, TX. Pours a slight hazy amber with off-white head. Aroma of some caramel and hoppy grapefruit spice. Flavor is malty, caramel, hoppy grapefruit, nice bitter. Mouthfeel is medium body with high carbonation....Overall, good stuff, warming, good winter beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgianBeerGal (3191) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Bottled. Man was this a nice surprise. Easily one of the better amber ales I have ever tried. Very dark brown pour with ruby highlights. Awesome blend of sweet malt and bittering hops. Complex flavour with a clean finish. Great winter warmer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
soyorganic (283) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Pours a burgundy red with a piney hop, sweet almost pepperminty malt aroma. Nice beer that tastes like the aroma with the taste leaning towards the hops. I thought this was too hoppy for a winter beer, maybe I have burned myself out on hops. But it is very drinkable with nice carbonation and the alcohol is not noticeable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Redish amber, smooth, sweet, malty, hoppy, citrus, caramel, fruity, bready.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spikester (604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Pours full amber with a small off-white head. Fair amount of lacings. Taste is like a malted-up IPA. Very smooth and tasty. Alcohol (7.2%) is well hidden. Palate is very smooth.. Drinability is good considering the 7.2% abv.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidmartinek (3654) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2008
pours multi colored like a black and tan with a small but holding off-white head. Aroma of full bodied hops and bitter and sweet malt. The flavor is like a good ipa with a nice malt backbone and a tinge of sweetness. Really superb beer. Texture and body are full without being too heavy. Body is mild and a tiny bit creamy. Lacing is heavy and intricate. The beer finishes with a becon for the next sip.


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