Sammer (1082) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Ruby red color, muted nose. Mild hoppiness which was welcomed. Overall average winter warmer.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2010 Widmer Brothers Brewing Company, Ltd.--Wí06 N.W. Red Ale--Brewmastersí Release 2006 12 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV--65 IBUís. (4.5 / 5.0) Red Ale--Mild lace head. Clear thin bronze red color. Rich earthy toasted floral hop front. Crisp earthy crusty toasted toffee caramel dry sweet mild fruit biscuit body. Clean bold bitter hop spice citrus end. Sampled 3/2/2006.
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company, Ltd. Brrr Seasonal Ale--Bold Hop Flavor, Candy Sweet Finish--Warm up with a cold one--2008 12 oz. Bottle. 7.20% ABV--50 IBUís. (4.5 / 5.0) Red Ale--Imperial--Mild lace off white head. Clear thin bright rich amber ruby red color. Toasted floral fruit hop front. Dry sweet crisp tangy mild sweet Winter spice hint burnt fruit biscuit body. Tangy hop malt spice Winter candy crisp clean mild hot end. Hoppy Winter Red! Sampled 12/16/2008. 6-Pack $8.99.
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company, Ltd.--Brrr Seasonal Ale--Warm Up With A Cold One--To: You; From: Rob / Kurt W--2009 12 oz. Bottle. 7.20% ABV--50 IBUís. (4.25 / 5.0) Winter Ale--IPA--Thin mild lace white head. Clear rich bright amber red color. Sweet floral malt hop front. Smooth mellow sweet light toffee caramel vanilla hint rich malty mild fruit hop body. Clean crisp mild hop spice rich cloying mild earthy pine malt end. Rich smooth Red. Sampled 11/29/2009. 6-Pack $7.99.
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company, Ltd.--Brrr Seasonal Ale--Warm Up With A Cold One--To: You; From: Rob / Kurt W--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 7.20% ABV. 50 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Winter Ale--IPA. Thin mild lace off white head. Thin clear bright rich red gold color. Crisp floral toasted Cascade hop front. Tangy spicy cinnamon malt clove caramel dry toasted body. Hot malt Winter spice bitter Alchemy hop end. No spice added--cinnamon nutmeg Malt. Sampled 10/7/2010. 12-Pack purchased @ The Ballard Market for $ 12.99 on 9/30/2010.
brenn79 (1710) - Idaho, USA - NOV 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle- Pours deep amber with a decent head, aroma is of resinous sweet hops, very pleasing. It has a sweet candy flavor to it, but doesnít over do it. I canít believe I am saying this but I am a fan of Widmer, compared to the other craft brewery that Budweiser has acquired (Red Hook) this brewery wins hands down every time.
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper color with the head disappearing immediately. Smells of hops and caramel, rather reminiscent of an IPA. Thatís a bit disappointing. Thereís a layer of some sort of sweetness...I canít quite put my finger on it though. Is it sugar, molasses, just caramel? It also has a bit of spice in there. Itís an interesting aroma.
Now the flavor is rather unique. Immediately the hops are noticeable on the tongue but give way to some sweetness in the beer. As the beer goes down, the hops seem to come back. Then again another flavor of grains, nice typical amber beer flavors along with some spice come out. As the beer finishes, the hops come out again and wave good bye. This actually quite a bit of fun to drink. Itís unique and rather flavorful.
steelersfan07 (21) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 18, 2009
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
I hated this beer. It poured redish dark amber, and the smell was pretty bold. I thought it tasted so horrible that I downed the six pack as fast as I could. Not going to buy it again.
notalush (5328) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber pour, soapy lace - nose is that of a malty IPA (caramel and spicy, herbal hops) - the flavor is much the same - malt forward at first (caramel, toasted grains), but spicy hops arrive through the middle - the difference comes in a warming spicy character at the end that works well with the hops - simple but tasty.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice, deep amber with a healthy head of off-white that leaves a beautiful latticework of lacing. Nose features sweet, syrupy hops and grapefruit with just a hint of strawberry. Flavor is buttery hops with a nice bite of grapefruit in the finish. Tingly mouthfeel that is surprisingly thick. More IPA-esque than an amber, as Iím getting more hops than malt. Pretty decent beer.
neepsntatties (1341) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from the Portland brewery. Colour... orange amber with thin head. Nose... quite hoppy with some malt. Palate... plenty of hops up front, some malt, slightly carboardy, wet earth and lingering hops on the back palate.
Skyview (5296) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has one of these 12-oz bottles in my cellar for the past year. Pours a semi-hazy dark copper amber colored brew with an average sized off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of powdered caramel malt, some tart berries a hint of toffee and some floral hops. Taste is medium bodied, some tart caramel, floral hops and a touch of clove spice. Finish has a dark pitted fruit and tart berry aftertaste that has a sharp bitterness, though a smooth texture. The one year of aging did some nice work on this amber strong ale.
Fratto (2835) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Six pack. Hop heavy with a healthy amount of spice. It does help warm up the cold.