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Widmer Brothers Reserve Barrel Aged Brrrbon

Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 408   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
Hidden in the beautiful dark amber color are aromas of vanilla and caramel that compliment perfectly the presence of bourbon. Soft oak flavors transition into a sweet yet slightly dry finish. After aging the ale for four months, the malt and hop complexity of Brrr has melded harmoniously with the bourbon barrels and become a truly one of a kind beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tysongillmore (355) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (299) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Keg pour at NH Brewfest. Appearance is light brown, no sparkle, off-white head with decent retention and fair lacing. Aroma is moderately roasted malts. Taste is also moderately sweet roasted maltiness with some alcohol. Palate is light-to-medium with light texture and average to lively carbonation and finish is long, moderately sweet. Overall, I didn’t get the effect of the bourbon barrel aging but this was good nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StoutHead (897) - DENMARK - SEP 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear amber colour with a small head. Very smooth taste of malt, oak, vanilla and bourbon. Very good but could use "a little more of everything". ;-) [backlog]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (6130) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2015
2013 Vintage. Sampled thanks to Kraddel @ Rampkrot. Deep amber, little head. Nose is oxidized bourbon mixed with very cheap candy, heavy sugar & strong soda-like quality with some caramel. Taste is a bit akin to a fizzy soda / softdrink mixed with bourbon, oxidation, basic sweet sugar, caramel, cheap candy, a bit watery, fizzy, touch honey, toffee. Thinned out, tad watery, fizzy. Weird, possible ravages of time. Very odd, not sure if I like it or hate it. Deeply flawed. A puzzling mistake of sorts, probably better fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (4952) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2015
2013 version, thnx to an awesome trader (if only I could remember names) . Pours redcopper, clear, small layer of white foam. Smell is sweet, grains, like a BW. Bourbon. Taste is Bit bitter, sharp grains. Bit sweet, hints of bourbon. Pretty weak base. Bourbon lives next to the base, but doesn’t blend in too well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (2466) - Odense S, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle - Barrel Aged Brrrbon 12. Clear amber body with a medium white head. Sweet, caramel, bourbon, candy sugar, light hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (984) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep amber light brown color with a small light tan head. Basically a weak english barleywine with a touch of spice and a faint bourbon character. Not terrible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (3292) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2015
0,66l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours clear amber with a low head. Aroma is malts, alcohol and whisky. Flavor is sweet malts, alcohol, whisky and hops. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2442) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle at Tommyknocker. Copper color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, bourbon, oak, caramel, hops, nuts and grass. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, caramel, nuts and oak. Very nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (9144) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
22 oz bottle. At the Kerho, Tampere, Finland. 2013 vintage.
Dark reddish brown colour with a tiny off-white head. Strong sweet malty aroma with sweet dark fruitiness. Bourbon, dark fruits, vanilla sweetness and sweet malt in the flavour. Tasty, strong and rich.

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