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RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
infoman411 (21) - Stamford, Connecticut, USA - OCT 27, 2012
2011 Seasonal BARREL AGED BRRRBON is an amazing beer, enjoyed it today at the Foodie Festival in Westport CT. Its one of the more impressive offerings from one of the most impressive craft brewers nationwide. One of the highlights of an event that featured a diverse variety from Widmer, BluePoint, Goose Island, Southern Tier and a host of locals. Widmer Brothers states: FOLLOWING THE INITIAL BREWING PROCESS OF BRRR, THE BEER WAS GIVEN A FRESH CHARGE OF HOPS DURING SECONDARY FERMENTATION AND THEN PUT INTO KENTUCKY BOURBON BARRELS AND AGED FOR FOUR MONTHS. AFTER BARREL AGING, THE BEER WAS ALLOWED A TERTIARY FERMENTATION FOR FINAL CONDITIONING BEFORE RELEASE. 22oz bottle. Nice auburn copper pour. Frothy with sweet smell reminiscent of oak with vanilla. Little bourbon smell mild not overpowering. Texture is slick with taste of sweetness coupled with some alcohol but not negative. Solid hops composition with a little bit of a burnt earthy smell and feel. Finishes spicy like the Falconer IPA but not as hoppy just peppery smoothness. Really enjoy the texture and taste of this beer. There’s essentially no cloying bitterness as its nicely hopped but maintains a 40 IBU and its potent at 9%. It’s not hot like a bourbon but if you don’t like bourbon or whiskey you probably won’t like this but I highly recommend it as one of my favorites from Widmer where I think the SXNW and the Pitch Black and the Falconer IPA are spectacular.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (4888) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2015
A lot of barrel in this and not much behind it. Black pour with good head and lacing. Some booze and sweetness. Tap at whole foods.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (11987) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 10, 2015
Intensiv malzig süßlicher Antrunk, getreidig, rund. Minmal rauchig, der Alkoholgehalt ist nie erkennbar. Zum Ende hin schwächer, holzig, vergoren fruchtig. 9/11/11/12//12

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (9588) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 5, 2015
Trübe rötlichbraune Farbe, fingerbreite beige Schaumkrone. Geruch nach sehr viel Vanille, Holzfass, Alkohol, Süße. Geschmack süß nach Vanille, leicht holzig, sehr weich und mild, der Alkohol versteckt sich gut hinter der Süße.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
One of my favorites, helps that I have access to as much as I want thanks to an oblivious staff at a local beer shop. Super amounts of bourbon, a great bang for your buck! Especially compared to the current prices for aged stuff these days.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
20107589 (412) - randers, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
LuckyDog (602) - - MAR 21, 2015
Very smooth. Heavy bourbon nose and flavor, but not overpowering. Modest alcohol bite. Very low hops.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1481) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
Bomber ’12. Clear medium copper, tan foam mostly fades. Aroma of fruity vanilla, caramel, bourbon. Smooth boozy oaky fruity vanilla taste, toasted c-malt. Softer carbonation, medium bodied, low hopped. Easy. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
exeter (440) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
Pours a good head and then disappears but leaves good lacing. Has a clear reddish amber. The taste is bourbon up front of course and some smoky malt flavour, but doesn’t have as much wood barrel flavour as I would have liked. Still a great overall taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1066) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
Thanks Tony! I totally expected an imperial stout when I started putting this into the glass. Somewhat sludgy but a nice okay, vanilla aroma. Caramel malt dominates with lots of oak barrel and vanilla. A nice beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
magicmn (116) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottled at Hophead. Light brown colour. Sweet vanilla aroma with alcohol notes. Similar taste with additional maltyness and some neutral hop bitterness. Intensive enough aftertaste.


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