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RATINGS: 543   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


dirt55's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirt55 (198) - Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2010
clear amber pour, small off white/tan head aroma of caramel, light toasted bread, and light grassy/floral hops sweet malt with hints of toffee followed by floral hops throughout to finish medium body with med/light carb with lasting hop flavors really satisfying. Good slow drink.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marstonlad (473) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Pours fairly clear coppery brown with a little white head. The aroma offers something from both the malts and the hops – sweetish caramel and dried fruits from the former, citrus fruits and pine from the latter. Fairly varied aroma but not overly strong. Taste is initially light sweet, later medium bitter. Fairly balanced all in all; hops push through in the drying finish. Caramel, nuts and some raisin in the flavours. The palate is medium bodied with an average carbonation and a bit sticky texture. Imperial amber/red ale? Decent taste but tot enough potency for an American strong ale -category, in my opinion.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kingstoni (1582) - FINLAND - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber color with a thin frothy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, berries and tropical fruits. Sweet and slightly bitter taste. Medium body. A bit oily feel.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6570) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2014
355 ml bottle. Pours an amber copper colour with a small head. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel, some berries and grass. Flavour of sweet toffee maltiness, bread, dried fruitiness, floral bitterness and some berries. Medium bodied. Sweet, as expected.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2438) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2014
12oz bottle in Seattle. Near clear copper brown. Rich cherry malt, some hoppiness. Clean and sweet, good american strong ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbuskirk (486) - 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 (573) - 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 (1542) - 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 (185) - 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 (4810) - 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.


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