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Widmer Brothers Reserve Ginger Barrel Aged Brrrbon

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our brewers added fresh chopped ginger to a few select barrels of our Barrel-Aged Brrrbon ’13, an imperial version of our Brrr Seasonal Ale aged in Kentucky Bourbon barrels, for this limited edition brew. The addition of ginger complements the oak, vanilla, and caramel flavors of the beer and results in a smooth winter warmer perfect for the season.

MALTS: Pale, Caramel, Carapils, Dark Chocolate
HOPS: Alchemy, Simcoe, Cascade


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
24th June 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Hazy amber beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is light and airy. Fine carbonation. Smooth sweetish malt, light cream. Big floral ginger but only modest heat. Mild tangy bourbon provides a nice contrast. Light and slightly bitter finish. Ginger warmth lingers on. Unusual and drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8102) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle shared at Bruce’s Pad, thanks to Kenny, 24/06/14. Lightly hazed dark amber/chestnut brown with a good sized beige swirl and spotting. Nose is caramelised sugars, bourbon rinse, dark toffee, spice, subtle ginger snap biscuit, hint more caramel. Taste comprises pumpkin seed, light ginger, spice, bourbon lick, caramel, herbal notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweetish ginger licks in the close allied to sublte barrel ageing. Decent as ginger flavoured beers go, subtle BA, drinks below it’s ABV.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10683) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Kenneth. Pours clear amber with a frothy, off-white head. Lots of fresh, spicy ginger on the nose, some bready malts. Medium sweet flavor with ginger snap cookies, light toast, alcohol, mild leafy bitterness, graham crackers. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with crisp ginger spice, more ginger snaps, some boozy wood, slight earth. Nice one.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (6659) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to young Kenny. It pours deep brown with a tiny beige head. The nose is sweet, spicy, gingerbread, candy, oak, bourbon and vanilla.the taste is boozy, wood, bourbon, earth, rough, rubbing alcohol and ginger with a short finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Lacks depth and not overly drinkable. Unrefined.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1411) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Draft->taster. Amber with creamy offwhite head. ginger and caramel dominate over citrus and bourbon notes. Too much contrivance here.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbaaron (1198) - Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Hazy amber with some floaties. Creamy beige head. Smells like ginger foremost. Medium to medium plus bodied. Ginger and alcohol..that mostly sums it up for me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3268) - Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2014
Pours a beautiful clear mahogany with a thick and fluffy pale buff head. Bourbon and ginger dominate the aroma - OK, except that they let only a snippet of malt peek through. Flavor has notes of bourbon, oak and ginger plus a hint of sweet vanilla. Texture is quite fizzy, if a tad thin, leaving a bourbon and ginger finish. Not the best of the Brrrbon series, but worthy of a snort.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2035) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 8, 2014
Aroma: Huge Ginger, Apple, Mild Vanilla, Mild Bourbon Appearance: Brownish/Orange Hue, Passes Mild light, White Head, Decent Lacing Taste: Ginger, Virgin Bourbon, Mild Vanilla, Mildly Boozy Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Boozy

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeBoy (2672) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 5, 2014
On tap at bier thirty. Pours out a copper topped with a cream head. Nose is ginger spice and barrel. Taste is as the nose with plenty of the spice some barrels some grapefruit peel bitterness and a little soap after tast.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1159) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
Golden brown with a good sized fluffy off-white head. Aroma is fresh ginger, bourbon, caramel, dates. Medium-full bodied, smooth on the palate with a reasonably sweet character, some ginger burn on the finish. Taste is ginger, honey, caramel, bourbon, dates.


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