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RATINGS: 365   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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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.


wnewberr's rating

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Aroma made me really excited about this beer but the finish is a little to dry for me. If the bourbon wasn’t there, I think this beer would be lacking some body. Chill haze seems to be a problem with this beer.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (511) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle. Lots of fruit and oak, pretty sweet, lighter body than expected. Light notes of tobacco. Pretty tasty, but not outstanding.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CTKlubben (69) - randers, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2014
caramel, and chocolate notes. appear clear brown with a frothy head. taste medium bitter light sweet. average carbonation full bodied. and a long bitter sweet aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chopper925 (192) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2014
0,65l Bottle. Clear, amber brown color. small lacing head. Aroma is truly a bourbon cask, vanilla oak wood and dark chocolate, sharp ethanolic. Reminds of a bourbon cask aged scottish whisky. Dry, light sour with a bitter finish, the 9.4 ABV are present. Aftertaste has some more bourbon barrel, with dominant simcoe and cascade hops. Medium to thick body, with an average carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (1995) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
From bottle. Pours a mahogany color with light head. Aromas of bourbon, wood, and tea. Flavors are similar. Emphasis on bourbon without much malt/hop characteristics.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawanna (2320) - GERMANY - NOV 16, 2014
0,65 l bottle from Biervana alcohol, butterscotch, caramel, vanilla, woody, nuts, herbs, red, clear, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (3481) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 13, 2014
On draft at Tap 25. It pours a ruddy brown color with a khaki head. The aroma is straight up bourbon overload with lots of butterscotch, vanilla, wood and fruitiness. The flavor is pretty much the same. Caramel, vanilla, bourbon, wood and mild fruitiness near the finish. Alcohol is noticeable, but not too oppressive. Just ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiveacestx (634) - Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle with melted plastic on the top - has a ruby red/orange look to it with a medium head and lacing. I can definitely taste a woody bourbon flavor that is smooth. Has a creamy smooth mouthfeel. Somewhat dry. Good!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kdm1984 (707) - Missouri, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Vanilla, bourbon, fruits, and caramel dominate this one. Decent winter warmer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
maqouzo (1) - - NOV 8, 2014 does not count
Gray brrrbon beer. The 13 is much better than precious can vintages, wish I had another to age

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClubGonzo (4232) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is complex tones of vanilla, alcohol, peanuts, bourbon, wood, caramel, hints of red berries, raisins and nougat. Taste is caramel, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, wood, raisins, nougat and hints of coconut, alcohol and burnt sugar. Medium to full body, dry woody finish, medium to soft carbonation. A real treat; complex, big, bold and yet very smooth and drinkable - this is barrel aging at its finest. A solid and original creation from Widmer Brothers, well brewed.


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