Brrr - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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Reviews by DeFaz:
3.73/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours a light amber color with good clarity and tiny bubbles racing toward the top. The head is better than average in size and the lacing is pretty good.
Smell: There's a good balance in the smell of caramel malts and hops, with the malt taking the edge. There's also a touch of spices and some pluma aromas, along with alcohol which is mostly disguised.
Taste: This one starts off sweet, with the caramel malt coming out in full force along with brown sugar and other spices reminiscent of the holidays. It finishes bitter and dry. The alcohol stays mostly in the background throughout for 7+% but still plays a role in the taste. This is a touch hoppier than the average winter warmer and somewhat less spicy, but it is certainly sweet.
Mouthfeel: The thickness is spot on and the crispness is appreciated, but the beer does finish sticky, something that makes the bitter finish rather offensive.
Overall: I've been drinking Great Lakes Christmas Ale this year and it's hard to compare this beer to that one, but this is pretty good. I like the balance here and there's some good flavors, and I like that it doesn't get too carried away with the spices or the alcohol. But again, the stickiness in the finish doesn't sit well with me. I'll call this a good buy for $7.99-$8.99/six pack, but it's not top notch.
Serving type: bottle
11-27-2013 03:38:43 | More by DeFaz
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United Kingdom (England)
4.24/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Darkish ruby amber, almost clear with a dissipated off white head.
S: Initially onions but it soon gives way to floral hops, English in character.
T: In the mouth the hops tastes more American with that classic orange peel profile but overall it drinks like an English bitter. Nice and sharp with an astute malt backbone which leaves a nice aftertaste, again reminiscent of English bitter. Too sharp for a session beer but on cask would be a different story.
M: Sharp and prickly. It's got heartburn written all over it.
O: Very nice. I'd love to try it on cask.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2014 05:56:58 | More by Hoppsbabo
Brrr from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 732 ratings.