Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from BevMo Mission Valley. Pours a clear medium amber color with a 2 finger off white head. Nose was quite hoppy and had some sweet malt in the back drop. This is by far the best beer I’ve had from Widmer.....good stuff!
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Poured reddish with a white head. Aroma was spicy with herbal hops. A little bolder than most amber ales, but the taste was somewhat off. Seemed very unbalanced with an awkward sourness. Cracker malt flavors with tangy hops that seemed not fresh.
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from ilovedarkbeer. Pours with a hazy amber body and an off-white head that goes. Aroma of citrus and spruce like hops, and a decent malt presence, a bit catty. Seems like an attempt at SN Celebration. Taste is hoppy and a bit catty with some citrusy pinesol. Kind of creamy...sort of.
ilovedarkbeer (2287) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose: ammonia, catty hops. Taste:biscuit, metal, salt, and pine. I don’t like it.
mar (4843) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to ilovedarkbeer. light amber pour with some white froth. hoppy nose with some good citrus notes. smooth on the palate with a good fresh hop flavor. slight bitter finish.
BuckeyeBoy (2709) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Boise Front Door. Pours out a nice amber topped with a tall cream head. Aroma of sweet malts and hops. Tast more of the rich malts and hops. A tasty amber.
thooper41 (548) - BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle: appearance is a dark amber brown with quick fading off white head, aroma has a good amount of hops in it with a hint of malt, flavor is very hoppy for an amber but none the less still very good. glad to see them bring back the W06 under a different name.
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just like the description. A malty, hoppy, red with a velvety finish. Nice lacing, amber color.
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. bottle. I remember the W’06 red ale, though I wasn’t rating beer at the time that came out, and I don’t religiously take notes like I should. This is not a traditional seasonal style, although Sierra Nevada’s Celebration is comparable. The body here is very light, and given the alcohol content, that can mean trouble. I recall the W’06 as being hoppier. Celebration ages nicely, and I’m going to try cellaring some of this. Hopefully there’s enough hops to carry it down the road.
buckyp (32) - Macon, Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, toffee pour with nice head that dissipates from frothy to thin quickly. Beautiful lacing. Nice hoppy initial aroma with hints of grapefruit and pine. Slightly spiced flavor but not overly so for a seasonal. Nice hop/malt balance as glass warms. Not overly complex. Little bit of alcohol bite at end if not finished quickly. I like it better than most other seasonal ales from regional brewers.