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RATINGS: 399   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (8428) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (581) - GERMANY - JUN 16, 2015
Rötlich orange. In der Nase kandierte Orangen, Vanillenoten, Eiche, leicht süßlich-malzig. Am Gaumen Orangen, Honig, leicht herb, leicht alkoholisch-scharf, ausgeprägte Sü0e, Bourbonnoten. Körper normal aber passend. Gut, lecker.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brnandersen (2448) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2015
Sample from bottle, CBF 2015. Dark amber colour with a thin, off-white head. Sweet aroma with bourbon barrel, vanilla, rich caramel malts, licorice and citrus fruits. Taste is sweet. Full body with a slick texture, Finishes slightly dry and fruity with bourbon barrel, a warmth from alcohol and rich malts. Had expected more. Still nice, trough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (11432) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle. Frothy White good mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hopy strong Bourbon aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9928) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle shared by Joes & Judyvv @ "Zunt Om Nog Langer Te Bewaren" tasting (ZONLTB). Hazy reddish amber color, average sized off-white to beige head. Aroma is malts, lightly bourbon, some sweetness. Taste malts, sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly bourbon. Decent body and carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4679) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle @ SONLTB tasting. Hazy amber colour with a small white head. Smells sweet, barley wine, almond, hint of bourbon. Tastes sweet, hops, almond, some bourbon, slightly vanilla. Medium to full body, soft carbo.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sonnycheeba (4192) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2015
2012 bottle. Pours mostly clear brown. Aroma is bourbon, oak, bready malts, faint caramel, and faint dark fruit notes. Flavor is bourbon and water on the rocks; heavy booze taste without much beer character there to balance things out; perhaps this bottle wasn’t aged in the proper conditions. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yiannnos (1073) - , CYPRUS - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber colour, vanilla bourbon aroma. Taste is sweet, caramel, bourbon, vanilla

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Akfan (18) - USA - APR 12, 2015
This is a 2011 Brrrbon Barrel aged beer. Age has mellowed the beer. Dark Amber color, nice aroma, mouth feel was slightly warm. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (5171) - 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.


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