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RATINGS: 609   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Give the gift of beer! More specifically, Brrr! The Widmer Brothers have handcrafted a special ale for the holiday season: a generous red ale. Not quite excessively hopped, with candy sweetness and a velvety finish. Perfect for celebrations. Prost!

Formerly known as W06 NW Red Ale

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2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
I had this on draft at Out of the Park Pizza in Anaheim Hills, CA. Im in the minority on this one: I didnt care for it. There was some other flavors along with the hops that just didnt taste good to me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
J_man (961) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Sweet, candied aromas. Clear red/amber color with an initially foamy white head that settles down quickly. Dried fruits and cherry with a caramel sweetness at the front followed by a woody, roasted dryness and then an earthy, pithy bitterness. Not thick but with a creamy texture throughout. Finishes dry and bitter. This is a very nice winter ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (11351) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2012
Tap @ Timbers. Pours reddish Golden with lasting offwhite head. Aroma is Rich malty, toast, caramel, good piney hop aroma. Taste is bready malt, toast, burnt caramel, light spicy, some fruit and piney hops. Medium body, lively cabonation. Pretty good. 240212

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2012
bottle. decent hop aroma with some bread malts. slight hop bitterness but gets overwhelmed by the strong peppermint/spruce finish. not my favorite amber or winter seasonal by far.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thetmaxx (905) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Poured into my samual adams glass. This was a very nice Amber ale. Noticeable hops on the nose stood out more than most Ambers. Also bitterer than most, made this an enjoyable beer! Still finished malty sweet like a Amber, but overall delicious!

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
stevefarns (4) - Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2012 does not count
12 oz bottle. Darker brown poor. Malty but fairly light in body. Good hop aroma but not as much in the taste of the beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (5988) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Crisp deep amber coloured body with a touch of a copper glow at the bottom, with a thick, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, nuts and a touch of earth - nothing unexpected at all for the style. Medium-bodied; Assertive flavour of metal, earthy malt, astringent and slightly resiny hops, deep alcohol and a touch of pit fruit sweetness. Aftertaste shows the alcohol warmth really coming through with a touch of hops and a lot of metallic notes and bitterness really deep on the palate. Overall, a strong and pungent beer that I really wasnt expecting. The flavours dont work so well and leave the mouth very bittered mostly from the metal, but a touch from the hops. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Manassas, Virginia on 19-January-2012 sampled at home in Washington on 09-February-2012.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5369) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 8, 2012
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours amber with a thick, cream-colored head. Aroma of caramel and sweet malts, some grains, and some spiciness from the strong hops. Flavor about the same, more interesting than most red ales. Average texture. A decent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10580) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Bottle @ home. Deep red/brown appearance with a lasting, tan head. Big piney, grapefruity hoppy, toasty malty aroma thats quite nice. Toasty, sweet caramel malty flavor with a huge grapefruity, organic, mildly piney hoppy flavor. Excellent brew! This is a winner. Keep it around, Widmer folks.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (4372) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
5 feb 2012, bottle. For a winter ale it is heavy on the grapefruit hops and light on the dark malt. Med body and a bit fizzy. grapefruit sweetness is dominant but not aggressive. Nice but not what I was expecting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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