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RATINGS: 573   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 5, 2010
october 30,2009 stamped on the bottle. i’m not sure if it is bottled on or bb? either way, i drank it on 12/26/2009. clear reddish amber colored pour with an almond tinted off white head and lots of drippy lace work. the nose is really hoppy and numbing... mixed with florals, caramel malt sweetness, light pine/spruce and orange rind. it is also quite dirty, earthy and herbaceous... akin to standing next to a eucalyptus tree. lots of hoppy numbing on the tongue but it is also quite malty and rich... flavors of orange pith, caramel, citrus pith and earthy spice lead the way to a bitter finish and lingering pnw hoppy aftertaste. the medium body has a crisp sharp mouth feel when consumed from a glass. directly from the bottle it becomes super creamy yet it maintains the prickly mouth feel. 7.5/3/7/4/15/3.65

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Hazy deep amber, thin beige head, foamy lacing. Floral and caramel notes. More bitterness than sweet, like a strong ale. Maybe it’s been sitting on the shelf all winter. Medium-bodied with a long finish. Too long.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11112) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of toffee, orange, tangerine and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, orange, light pine and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering moderatly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10255) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Bottle from the famous hellbilly. Thanks dude. Nice malty aroma with some honey, caramel and a nice hit of citrus hops. Flavor is sweet and malty with the citrus hops showing themselves very nicely. Well done brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 3, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark amber with a big off-white head. This beer has a very big thickness to its palate. It’s malty and a bit peaty like a scotch ale.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Appearance: Pours a dark amber with a quickly subsiding head. Aroma: Cinnamon toast with a little butter. A whiff of berry can be found, though not very strong. Taste: Bready and sweet malts, bitter hops, and finishes fruity and spicy. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall: This falls in line with many ’Winter Seasonals’ I’ve had, but doesn’t stand out in the pack.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Pours red with off white head, aroma is sweet and hoppy. Taste up front is cirtusy hops, pleasantly, working into caramel sweetness and a spicy bitter finish. Very nice seasonal brew!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
islay (1462) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Appetizing, hoppy, dry aroma that is pleasant but not outstanding. Pours a clear amber with a moderate amount of tannish cream head with a few small bubbles. Bready, toasty taste. Also some fruit, especially apricot. Dry hops in the flavor. Simplistic but charming taste. Moderate body. Smooth and easy to drink in the palate. Good, well balanced, accessible, enjoyable brew.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8557) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2010
bottle. filtered. clear rust, small off-white head. nose is fresh hops and bready, crusty crystal malt. excessively bitter and astringent throughout. rough, messy malt, caustic hop bitterness. an endlessly messy beer that attempts to imitate celebration right down to the label.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2010
On draught. Nice malty aroma with caramel sweetness and a touch of hops. The flavor is nicely balanced with malt and hops. Yes it has a northwest hop feel but it is certainly not a hop bomb. Great beer.


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