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RATINGS: 604   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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mpersinger (366) - , California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Approachable East coast-style Amber with muddled hop flavor on top of light caramel malt base.


2.4
mrdrock (23) - - SEP 18, 2017
Light head that dissipates quickly Opaque brown color Floral, sweet aroma Mild malt flavor with light hops on top Brief tingle on the tongue Goes down smooth with lingering aftertaste of hops ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
vinivini (2991) - Gomel, BELARUS - JUL 15, 2017
Bottle. Misty deep amber ale. Moderate ivory head. Well-lacing. Aroma: sweet nectar, caramel, floral hops. Medium body. Moderately sweet nectary / caramely taste accompanied by solid hop bitterness. Medium long hoppy finish. Quite tasty.

3.3
GarrettB (1657) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2017
December 22nd, 2014 - More snow, more December, more winter warmers, and tonight’s is the aptly named Brrr. Deep and dark, it has a very hoppy scent, with with grapefruit, and dotted with some aromas of caramel and raspberry and a touch of bubblegum. The flavor is also quite hoppy, much more so than I would have expected. The carbonation is strong with a solid mouthfeel and a medium ti medium heavy body, and a long twangy grapefruit aftertaste. It’s not my favorite collection of flavors but it is intense, and probably a little better for California drinkers used to puckering punches of hops.

3.3
BeerRenter76 (1034) - Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2017
Originally rated on 12/31/08. I was expecting something a little darker and heavier but this turned out more like an IPA than a winter beer. Hoppy in aroma and flavor, some spice and malts show up in the taste. It leans toward the skunky side but it was tolerable. An o.k. brew

2.9
JPDIPSO (6286) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 30, 2017
Copper to light umber color with a smallish light tan head and a fairly heavy sheet of lace. Somewhat odd aroma with caramel malt and vegetable scent. The palate is very nice with a soft effervescence and just enough heft to not make it feel wimpy. Light start of sweetness is quickly swept away by an somewhat sulfuric mix. Slight metallic feel late. Bitter and nutty finish. Odd. 1/12

3.6
seehaferb23 (284) - - FEB 27, 2017
This is a Hoppy Red Brrr. I'm not sure if this is the right category for tasting. Nice combination though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
martjoobolut (5115) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle, BB 03.08.17 (from boxbeers). Pours red amber with beige head. The head stays for a long time. Nice lacing. Aroma is sweet, caramel, malt. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel, pine, malt, toffee. Finish is pine bitter. Covers the ABV really well. Overall: bit macro (it has a kind of really clean/neutered feeling as other Widmer stuff), but otherwise nice, sweet, caramel-malt driven beer with some piney hops.

3.5
Stuu666 (14806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours deep amber, nose is malty, meaty, light pine, taste is sweet, meaty, caramel, light fruit.

3.5
mjmoen (591) - - FEB 12, 2017
C-. Pours a clear deep amber color with white head. Strong flavor, maybe too strong

3.3
balloonbuffoon (596) - - JAN 30, 2017
Consume 01.30.2017 as a single. Paid $1.29 for a 12floz bottle with August 3, 2016 as its bottling date. Appears a dark nut chestnut amber - check. Sweet, raisin-like aroma - check, but also a bit buttery and boozy. Hmmm...this is pretty smooth. It’s not something that bombards my mouth. Medium-full bodied, and leathery sweet. I consider this worth drinking as a middle of the road American strong amber. It ain’t offensive.


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