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RATINGS: 588   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (3464) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - FEB 5, 2013
It pours a clear red color leaving the same color body and a one inch white foamy head that slowly dies. Speckled lacing clings to the sides of the pint glass. The smell is combined nicely between malts and caramel to the citrus and hops. The taste is bitter and sweet at different times balanced between the malts and caramel to the citrus and hops. "Winter" spices tie in at the end and in the aftertaste. The finish is dry. The palate is about a light to medium with nothing harsh on the tongue. I’d say this is fairly sessionable. Overall, not bad, a hoppier winter warmer that I would come back to.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (2547) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2016
Backlog...................... @ Havregatan 20121123. Bottle from Systembolaget.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
benpickens (475) - Camarillo, California, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Pours dark mahogany with compact head; aromas of fruitcake and port; rich palate typical of the old English ale style. Rich.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wxman (1713) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Pours a clear orange/amber with a full rocky off white head. Aroma is floral hops and spices. Taste is sweet caramel malt, mocha, and buttered biscuits. Hop bitterness is minor. Smooth, very tasty and drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4388) - Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2016
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/19/2015. Pours slightly hazy reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Great appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light roast, floral, grass, and toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light roast, floral, grass, and toasted earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon/orange rind, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light roast, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and dark/bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Red IPA style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Reddish Amber Color, Huge Lasting Head, Decent Lacing. Faint Sweet Malt And Pine Aroma. Moderate Sweet Malt, Pine Hop Bitter. Medium Body. Hides ABV Well. Smooth Drinker. Enjoyable and Satisfying. Worth A Shot.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Larry_Duffman (321) - - JAN 6, 2016
I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours a reddish amber color with a decent off-white head and lacing. The aroma is hops and bready malt. The taste is bitter hops, bread, and some grapefruit peel. It was pretty smooth and creamy. This was pretty good.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
weihenweizen (2939) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2015
On tap at P&P Charleston. Clear Amber with small off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt, medium body, low carbonation, and very little lacing. Taste is caramel malt and some herbal hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3983) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2015
12 oz bottle served in a snifter. Bottling date: 26 August 2015. Pours wih a dark red-brown body that’s initially covered by a good size bone-colored head. The head, however, soon reduces to a thin top coat. Very good lacing is left on the glass. Aroma: hoppy red ale Flavor: more bitter and hoppy than expected (I didn’t read the deScription first), but mild-moderate levels of each. Feel: medium body and carbonation. Overall: a Red IPA that works well as a winter seasonal.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6457) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Sampled on draft at Champs in Altoona this beer poured a dark caramel-bronze color with a large foamy orange-tan head that left exceptional lacing. The aroma was sweet and fruity with citrus and yeasty notes. The flavor was tart, tangy and sweet with lemon, caramel and an underlying bitterness. Medium length bitter and tart lemon finish. Medium body. Pleasant.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
lello4ever (557) - ITALY - DEC 5, 2015
Ambra scuro con buona schiuma. Ottimo aroma di dark fruits, prugne. Bene al palato con ingresso caldo e pieno dolce con finale amaro e luppolo lungo. Molto buona.


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