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RATINGS: 539   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


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
smokewindow (4) - - OCT 18, 2012
Decent sized off white head, aromas of light caramel and pine. Light amber in color. Sips very crisp and smooth with minimal caramel malts but decwnt piney hops notes. Relatively average all the way around. Had better Widmer beers but I have had much worse.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbuskirk (479) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 14, 2014
I don’t want to be this person, but I can’t help myself. Brrr is a dumb name for a beer. There, I said it. Silly name (or silly pet peeve on my part) aside, Brrr *cringe* has some standout qualities. Color is ruby red with off-white head. The aroma is pretty great - citrusy and piney hops, caramel, and fruitiness. Despite the hop-forward aroma (I found it similar to Stone’s Arrogant Bastard), the flavor is surprisingly sweet. The maltiness, booze, and fruitiness make the biggest impressions, but there’s enough hop bitterness to round it out. Happily, this beer is more than its name.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuskerTan (563) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. A- Citrus, hoppy, pine, sweet. A- Brown orange color, clear liquid, off white head. T- Citrus, bitter, piney, caramel, slightly sweet. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. O- Not what I was expecting at all. I was thinking lots of caramel and cocoa and spice, and the results were lots of citrus, pine, bitterness, and some caramel. Overall it was well executed but a little more bitter than I wanted.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1538) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle. Clear, reddish copper color, white head. Malty sweetness but not overdone, smooth, flavorful finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
liquidhedonism (171) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2014
12 oz bottle. Aroma: malty and piney, with hints of caramel, toast, and rubbing alcohol. Taste/Palate: crisp; starts sweet, and finishes bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AnokaBrewer (33) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Nice aroma that smelled like there would be more to the taste. Appearance was dark brown in color. Good blend of hops and malt, emphasis on the malt for a nice sweet taste. The 7.2% alcohol is very well hidden.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4782) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2014
(Bottle, 0.355 l - BB Sep 08 14, from Alko, 20141206) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, caramel and hops. Palate was medium bodied with medoum carbonation. Flavours were malts, caramell, molasses, grass, fruitiness and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty, sweet and bitter. A good winter warmer. A bit too sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2014
Bottled (from Alko Prisma, Vaasa). Ruby colour with a mediumsized beige head. Aroma is fruity, floral, some alcohol and mild toffeeish notes. Flavour is fruity, floral raisins, some mild toffee and sweet malts.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
fantti (731) - FINLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Kaatuu snifteriin kuparinruskeana ja "kirkkaana", noin 1,5 sormen paksuisen vaahtokukan suojaamana. Tuoksussa päällimmäisenä on karamellimainen mallaspohja, jota komppaa havuinen humalointi. Lämmetessä löytyy myös hieman marjaisuutta, joka ruohoisuuden tai vastaavan kanssa tekee tuoksusta hieman karhean oloisen. Maku on melko erikoinen, karamellisen rungon seurana on tiskiainetta, joka ei varmasti johdu lasista. Tämä tiskiaine on kyllä todella häiritsevä, kun koittaa muutenkin saippuavettä välttää. Alla on hieman puumaisuutta ja havuisuutta, mutta jää epämiellyttävän puolelle. Suutuntuma on hieman makea ja melko humaloitu. Nämä yhdessä tekevät oluesta melko täyteläisen. Ihan ok hajuinen american strong, mutta onko tiskivesi päässyt sammioon vai mikä tässä on?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12991) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle 355ml (Alko)
Deep nut brown/ruby color, small off-white head. Bready, a bit piney aroma. Medium-bodied. Caramel, pine, rye bread in the flavor. Clean but uninspiring flavor. Harmless winter warmer. BB 09/2015.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mauritsio (481) - FINLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle from Alko. Reddish brown with not much head. Burned sugar and berries. Bitterness and some sweetness. Fizzy.

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