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RATINGS: 572   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


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (3701) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Overall a good seasonal beer at beer tasting, number 40 for me so not a fair tasting but i’ll give it the benefit of the doubt


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oscbert (1128) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Sweet malty aroma of caramel, raisin, prune, chocolate, and bread. With grapefruity citrusy hop. Pours a hazy goldish brown color with small creamy whitish tan head. Sweet roasty malt flavor, raisin, caramel, chocolate, wood, resin, grapefruity hops. Full bodied, with medium CO2, astringent lingering hop bitterness. Lingering bitterness I'm not a fan of. I'll drink it, but rather have something else. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4571) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 24, 2015
355ml bottle from Alko

Pours dark copper orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of caramely malts, toffee, syrup, chewy candy notes and hints of fruits. Taste is sweetish, malty and caramely with loads of toffee, syrup and hints of chewy candy. Finish is sweet, syrupy and malty with loads of caramel and toffee. Okay.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2622) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 23, 2015
12 oz bottle pours Amber with a off white head. Aroma of sweet malts and some herbs. Taste is malty and sweet with a hint of spice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1475) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
2.12.2014. Clear copper-red colour. Aroma of fruity and woody hops, caramel, malty, resin. Quite mild aroma. Taste has sweet caramel, berries, fruits, wooden and earthy notes. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kustie (354) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle@o’haras. Dark copper color with a light brown head. Aroma has malt and hops. Taste is malty and in the beginning a bit sweet but ends with a quite dry and bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kalervo (811) - FINLAND - MAR 18, 2015
Palatsilla 3/2015. Quite sweet, some dark fruits. Not very unique, enjoyable anyway.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Drank from a 12 oz bottle. Aroma is your standard beer aroma. Flavor is slightly bitter at first and then yields to a slight sweet and crisp beer. Does have any strong seasonal spices to it, which I like! Nice, easy drinking seasonal!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlmostHome (42) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - MAR 16, 2015
I really liked this Ale. I've not been a Widmer fan until this week be. Hops are noticeable but not overpowering and the flavor hits on the back side of the tongue. Nice color and medium head. Very good seasonal beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2690) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 12, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark amber color, frothy solid beige head, streaks of lace. Nice aroma of malt and hops. Taste is strong malt that adds sweetness as it moves through the palate to a creamy, medium-length, pine hopped finish. A big filling brew, but also quite good.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mmyohane (70) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Aroma has christmas "cumin bread" maltiness. Pours hazy copper with a small head that leaves some lacing, Alcohol hits first in taste, then maltiness with light sweetness. Medium body with average carbonation. Overall not that pleasant. Boozy.


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