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RATINGS: 613   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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3.4
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Interesting amber. Clear, reddish-amber body with a thin, off-white head. Light lacing on the descent. Smell: Crystal malts, some modest notes of toasted bread and grains with an additional hint of fruit and alcohol. Taste: Amply sweet crystal maltiness with some toast, some graininess, and a hint of light-colored brown sugar. Moderate sweetness overall. Resiny hops, some pithy-accented citrus and fair degree of bitterness. Tiny flourish of berry. Long bittersweet finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Slight creaminess within. Coats the back of the throat.


3.3
GarrettB (1583) - 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 (1007) - 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 (6216) - 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 (260) - - 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 (4230) - 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 (13123) - 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 (523) - - FEB 12, 2017
C-. Pours a clear deep amber color with white head. Strong flavor, maybe too strong

3.3
balloonbuffoon (272) - - 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.

3.6
donandres (527) - Bayombong, PHILIPPINES - JAN 17, 2017
12 ounce glass poured to wine glass Appealing: deep red dark amber color, small off white tan foam looks clear not too fragrant, slightly hoppy bitter medium carbonation, long follow through, long intensifying bitter aftertaste Overall: good beer, a bit on the sweet side, nothing exciting but nothing exceptional either drank: January 17, 2017 1:07 AM

3.5
Rasmus40 (20338) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle from Boxbeers. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 281216


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