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RATINGS: 526   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

GSH1976's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GSH1976 (210) - Delaware, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Pours a crystal clear dark ruby color. Aroma is malt, alcohol, spice and some very feint hoppiness. Taste is initially a combination of hops and sweetness (some cherry and cranberry) but then turns bitter and lingers for a while. The finish is dry and the body is medium. Pretty well balanced and tastes very fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brandman (2115) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2014
Clear brown body, small white head. Aroma has sweet maltiness, some caramel and hint of pungent hops. Flavour is more straightforward woth alcohol and sweet hard candy. lemon drop somewhere there. Hard alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (6395) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2014
355 ml bottle.
Pours clear amber color with a medium sized head. Lots of resin and caramel on the nose, sweet malts with subtle hop notes. Sweet caramel flavor, malts, faint nutty notes, some resinous hops and distant wood on the finish. Alcohol stays fairly well hidden. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (9507) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 23, 2014
355ml bottle (Black Door, Helsinki)
Sweet sticky malts, fruity hops. Palate sweet and sticky too. Caramelly, and some horribly emasculated hops. Way too sweet. And sticky. Does cover the alcohol, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
SperkeleForce (593) - FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours mahogany reddish with small frothy lacing head and a fruity scent. Taste is pines, caramel, candy, boozy, herbs, nuts, spicy, some fruits. Not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerheart65 (1016) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Nice clear ruby with foggy head. Sweet hoppy aroma with spices, caramel malt, bit tropical. Medium body, round, balancing carbonation, crisp, dry finish with grapefruit and pepper. Enjoyed, nuanced and good flavors, nice color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esox (1095) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Bottled. Dark amber, clear beer with creamy head. Caramelly and slightly bready/biscuity malt aroma with peachy fruitiness, cantaloupe and some darker dried fruits. Flavor is quite the same: caramelly and bready sweetness and fruit juices with medium to strong, clean bitterness in the finish. Slightly toasted malt flavor in the aftertaste. Medium body and and quite slick texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
liinis (1595) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Excellent winter season beer. Perfect timing also as it started to snow quite a bit. Strong warming beer wit good looks and spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5900) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2014
35,5 cl bottle @ home
Aroma is somewhat mellow with peaches, apricot, toffee and hints of minerals. Flavour has apricot, minerals, some nettles, grapefruit and some toffee. Also some resiny tones. Could be amber ale as well. Clean and nicely hopped, but perhaps a bit boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtu71 (101) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle. Small head, some lace. Clear copper. Dark malts and hops on aroma. Sweet, bitter, dark. Thick palate.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikkopen (867) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2014
355 ml bottle. Clear coppery colour, thin off-white head. Sweetish caramel-malty aroma with fruity notes and piney hops. The flavour is like the aroma, sweetish toasted caramel malty, with a moderately bitter piney-hoppy finish. Pretty good.

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