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RATINGS: 418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1709) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Strong oak. Light brown. Bourbon. Nice. Cola. Tasted at my variants themed tasting. Thx Tony B

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettTaylor (696) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2016
This is for ’12. Poured into snifter - clear dark orange with thick light tan head. Aroma - lots of bourbon note on nose, some dark fruits underneath. Light oak with bourbon notes on palate predominate, but finish is a bit earthy hoppy with some pine/resin.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11728) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small, creamy white head. Aroma has sweet malts, caramel, light toasted, mild oak. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is mild, caramel, malty, some sweetness, light vanilla, toasted, quite oaky dryness. Vinious and quite warming.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (3451) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle. It poured a dark amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of malts, caramel with raspberry and bourbon. The taste was similar to the aroma with more caramel, malts, raspberry and bourbon. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drsandman (789) - New York, USA - DEC 25, 2015
2012 bottle on XMAS 2015. Pours a clear amber, thin beige head. Aroma is big bourbon, sweet malt, candied fruits, toffee, caramel. Flavor is oak, bourbon, prune, med sweet. Med body, fairly dry - more bourbon in nose than taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ANZUShophunter (206) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2015
2011 bottle at Real: gastronomy pub, Honolulu (thanks Tap Hunter). Pours reddish amber with fleeting head. A boozy bourbon nose leading to rich malty taste with bourbon accents. Very smooth drinking and enjorable; I’m sure aging has mellowed the edges on this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Klimaet (1110) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle from Salling. Pours clear dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aromas of lots of malts, bourbon, vanilla, booze, fudge, sweet licorice. Taste is boozy, bourbon, fudge, vanilla, chocolate, light hoppy. Pretty decent actually!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Unde (670) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2015
(Bourbon barrel ’13) Orange to brown beer, smallish head. Aroma has caramel malts, vanilla and Bourbon barrel, syrup sweetness. Taste is sweet, caramel and syrup, Bourbon and vanilla from the barrel. Some cookie or other malt flavour. Medium body and medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Punkero (115) - FINLAND - DEC 16, 2015
I’m sensing the barrel. Great. Dark sweet fruits. Elegant. Vanilla? Oh, lovely. This is for the friends of whiskey.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2015
Hazy amber pour. Aromas of oak, bourbon, raspberry, vanilla. Full bodied, toffee flavours, caramel, vanilla, berries. Noticeable bourbon barrels. Lingering bitter finish with wet wood and light spice.


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