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Widmer Brothers Reserve Ginger Barrel Aged Brrrbon

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7194) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 27, 2015
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours medium brown with a thick beige head and a chocolate and ginger aroma. There is a complex bittersweet flavor that includes chocolate, ginger, vanilla and bourbon. Dry bitter finish that stays on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monk191 (1217) - California, USA - APR 8, 2015
A nice refreshingness compared to the vanilla. Pours a deep red, with a white head. Smells of ginger, vanilla and bourbon. Taste is clean upfront, with lots of ginger, some vanilla in the end, and more ginger aftertaste. Had in the bottle at Piaci and Pizzaria and Pub.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (6818) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2015
On at the brewery. Pours a dark amber brown color with a medium white head. A big fruity ginger nose with chocolate and oak. The flavor is sweet sugary malt bases, vanilla, oak, massive ginger works somehow very well. Chocolate all over. Awesome.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2426) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. The ginger is huge in both the aroma and flavor. There is a strong bourbon character, coconut, vanilla, soft caramel. There is a firm malty note, raisin, alcohol. This is a warming beer, solid winter warmer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3674) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Dark Amber pour from 22oz bottle. From Blackwells. Aroma is boozy bourbon maple and slightly ginger. Taste is syrupy and boozy. Sweet. Maple ginger and for sure bourbon. Not sure I like the mix that much but appreciate what they did.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7240) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Draft. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Light ginger and light malt aroma with light bourbon. Spicy ginger flavor with rich caramel and light bourbon. Medium bodied. Spicy ginger lingers with light vanilla, light bourbon, and rich malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trev (1984) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Dark amber pour with a quick medium tannish head. Aroma is soapy coconut and ginger ale. Toasted malt under that and light piney hop. Flavour is toasted malt, pine and oak. Ginger as well of course and a woody finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (4086) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours a fairly hazy dark brown color with a smallish tan head on there. Nose is heavy with ginger in there, and I get little of the base beer or the aging. Taste has some bourbon to it and some ginger, as well as just a bit of the Brrr to it. OK.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (918) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Pours a dark amber color with a white head that lasts throughout. Aromas are a bit on the light side but consists of ginger (obviously), caramel malt and vanilla. Flavors are more of the same. The bourbon and ginger makes for a good combination. Full bodied and slightly boozy. Certainly a unique beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6580) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Not sure how the addition of ginger ups the abv 1.3%, but that’s where it’s at. Maaaaybe a slight improvement, or at least a welcome addition to, the standard vanilla oaky boozy Brrrbon. Good stuff. You can see a s---ton of ginger in the pour. Refreshing for 10%+."


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