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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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2006
[Bottle] Pours a dark reddish color with a great foamy head. This was a great beer. Good flavors and very well balanced. The hops had a good flavor not over powering like some reds. Good Job Widmer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlabastorJones (804) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 31, 2006
’06 NW Red, in a bottle by the way, dark red.brown color, thin off white head, caramely floral hop malt nose, smells great, excellent flavor, wow, warming hop buzz slides all the way down the throat, slightly roasty, alc finish, great hop complexity i can really taste the north west in it

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2006
Damn this was good. A nice change of pace from everything that I have tried today. Finally someone got this right. So many red ales were just bland and boring but this is right up front with a great caramel malty sweetness, and then you get this smack of bitter hops that bites you back with alot of citrus and fruit rinds. This is great, I wish they would bottle it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (2670) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2005
On tap @ Redbones. Good aroma, bittersweet. Caramel, citrus. Clean reddish orange color, small to no head. Bitter flavors Like aroma, Citrus, lemon/lime, grapefruit. Lillte metallic and smoke, caramel. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter citrusy finish. Tasty beer, classic northwest flavors. Wouldn’t of guessed Irish ale, but hey I’m not complaining. I’d of said an amber. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2005
On tap at Widmer: Reddish copper color. Citrusy grapefruit hop aroma. A little dry, nice hoppy flavor with strong citrus notes. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Tap. Reddish colored and clear. Nice white head with decent lacing. Aroma is malty, caramel and toffee with a touch of hop floral aroma. Light to medium bodied. Nicely balanced flavor, probably a little hoppier than most Irish ales but pleasantly so and this makes the beer a little more drinkable. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Pours a deep rust color. Smells of hops and a slight caramel. A real dry beer. Rather hoppy, to the point it over powers the malt. Not really well balalnced, yet could be a good replacement for an IPA?? Possibly... Not for me though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2005
No head. Red/gold color. Candy, dry taste with a dry finish. Balanced sweetness. Not what I was expecting from a red, but had the typical Widmer house taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Reddish amber with a thin head and stringy lace. Bitter hops with caramel malts and citrus. Oranges mainly. Starts us out with citrus leading into toasted malts and caramel slipping into bitter and floral hops. Finishes bitter and malty with some fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2006 Sampled draught at Widmer Gasthaus, Portland
Amber color, tawny even. Nose of fresh fruity hops & sweet medium malts. The flavor is hoppy as well with a creamy malty body. If they’re going for Irish red, they’ve got a bit too hoppy but I’m not complaining one bit!


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