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RATINGS: 435   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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. Theres essentially no cloying bitterness as its nicely hopped but maintains a 40 IBU and its potent at 9%. Its not hot like a bourbon but if you dont like bourbon or whiskey you probably wont 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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (1479) - - NOV 24, 2016
Bomber, 2010 vintage. Rich caramel malt aroma with notes bourbon, vanilla and oak. Pours cloudy caramel colored with a thin white head that has little retention and lacing. Starts with caramel malt flavor with a little bit of vanilla. Finishes smooth with bourbon and oak flavors and a touch of booziness at the very end. Pretty nice winter ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (2691) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2016
22 oz bottle shared by Gustav. The pour is a thin caramel tinted amber with a thick bubbly egg shell colored collar. The aroma is pretty decent. There is a sweet malt and a string hop. Light vanilla and bourbon are present. There is a hint of metallic on the back end. The flavor is interesting. There is a big malt and some light hops. Its like a subdued Bigfoot. I like it. The hops are toned down and the sweetness comes through a little more. The mouth feel is lighter and well carbonated. The aftertaste is all sweet malt, bourbon, and a hint of vanilla and oak. Interesting brew

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebone1988 (1464) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20 and Gus. 2013 vintage. Aroma is caramel, toffee, bourbon, barrel, hops. Appearance is dark red, copper brown, light tan head. Taste is very subtle. Some caramel, toffee, some earthy hops, some booze, mostly intensely subtle. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, some booze and caramel in the aftertaste. Overall, Id say this is past its prime. Good, but not great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rask0lnikov (841) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 2, 2016
660 ml bottle as barrel aged Brrrbon 12. Ruby brown colour. Modest white head. Hints of vanilla, hints of bourbon, hints of marzipan in the aroma. Hints of bourbon, slight taste of almonds and nuts. Slight marzipan. Slight oakiness, marzipan and bourbon in the end. Well balanced, rather medium bodied, rather medium carbonated good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (4222) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle at THT. Hazy dark golden with small off white head. Loads of sweet bourbon, vanilla, sweet caramel, loads of spices, oak, figs. Over medium sweet and light bitter finish. Over medium bodied. Massive barrel notes but very nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (3023) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
Sampled from bottle at THT May. Almost clear reddish amber, white head. Sweet caramel malts. Vanilla, bourbon. Sweet, light bitter. medium body. Low carbonation. Pretty nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (9470) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
bottle shared at the May THT. Thin ring white head. very hazy amber pour. Very good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (11511) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle shared at THT. Hazy amber brown with a ring off white head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, caramel, vanilla and malt. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Above medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (9110) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle at DE lfestival 2016. No head. Hazy amber body. Sweet fruity malt honey artoma with bourbon, vanilla and wood in the background. Alcohol dominated bitter sweet fruty flavor with a long finish and a low carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (6342) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 13, 2016
2011 vintage I had this one last year and was amazing another year in the cellar didnt help. Looks like it peaked at 4 years. Pours out a amber topped with a sand head. nose is caramel vanilla light bourbon barrel notes. Taste is starting to feel age a little cardboard but still with the sweet caramel malt and bourbon.


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