Brrr - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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4.71/5 rDev +23.9%
I've been wanting to try this one for quite some time. Finally today, I pulled one out of the Advent Beer Calendar that my wife made me (Thank you, Sandy).
Beautiful appearance. Warm copper-red color, followed by the kind of beautiful lacing too few of us can fully appreciate.
The aroma of fresh hops is very inviting.
The strong hops are especially interesting, predominately Grapefruit .
The caramel flavors of the malt are lip smacking good.
Widmer Brothers, who not too long ago, disappointed me greatly by discontinuing the Drifter Pale Ale, impress me anew this evening with this experience.
12-03-2013 23:01:30 | More by RonKoch
4.7/5 rDev +23.7%
Poured into a glass tankard. 3 fingers of off-white head over a copper-orange well clarified beer. The foam slowly recedes leaving appropriate lacing down the glass interior.
Aroma of grapefruit and tangerines, pine and dark caramel malts. Back of hand rub gives a strong isovaleric aroma, expected for such a highly hopped brew.
Flavors of toasted bread, chocolate malt and crisp NW hops. Warming alcohol, finishes dry with a pleasant lingering hop resonance. Body/mouthfeel is smooth for a stronger beer.
Definitely something I could and will drink many of.
01-31-2009 00:04:41 | More by GreatWeisseHope
4.68/5 rDev +23.2%
So usually I'm not a big fan of hoppy winter seasonals. But 'Brrr' is good.
Poured into a pint glass. Looks amber, nice head. Smells like... well, hoppy beer and maybe some caramel.
The taste is some citrusy hops and malty sweetness. Not particularly complex, but balanced and delicious. The hops' flavor reminds me a lot of Widmer's Drifter Pale. Drifter is a bit cloying for my taste, but Brrr gets it right with a heavier malt presence.
Mouthfeel is nice; medium body complements lots of flavor, but it's light enough to drink.
Drinkability is... well, I'm reviewing the fourth of six, so there ya go. Holy jebums, 7.2% alcohol? Wouldn't know it; these go down like Pabst, but [even more] delicious. *hiccup*
Good Brrr. Def one of my favs.
11-17-2009 07:46:37 | More by denn7164
4.68/5 rDev +23.2%
Widmer Brothers Brrr Seasonal Ale is a very clear, sparkling copper ale topped with a dense, light beige foam that has outstanding retention and lacing. It has a rich pine aroma with sweet caramel in the nose. It's pretty full bodied, very smooth and foamy. The finish is clean and nimble. It tastes pretty bitter and a little sweet. The balance is really nice. Pine resin is the loudest flavor. The bitterness turns to something more like juniper by the time the caramel sweetness emerges just after the swallow. This one kind of took me by surprise. It's a pretty serious beer and it's really easy to drink.
05-25-2012 14:19:23 | More by yesyouam
4.63/5 rDev +21.8%
My favorite winter seasonal of all... Pours a dark amber with a little bit of white foamy head. Smells of citrusy hops and sweet malt. The taste is a perfect balance of malt and citrus hops... With more hop flavor than malt which is the way I like it... Finishes amazingly smooth with no harsh aftertaste.
12-27-2010 21:07:13 | More by csiewert
4.55/5 rDev +19.7%
Glad to see other reviewers "get" this beer! Because I've heard comments from people about how it's too hoppy, too thin, too something to be a good winter seasonal. Plus I guess people miss Snowplow, Widmer's terrific previous winter seasonal (and apparently Widmer realized that and brought it back out in addition to Brrr). Well, Brrr is a great beer, whether or not it is appropriate as a winter seasonal. And it does taste good in the winter. Makes a great Christmas gift. And yes, I wouldn't mind if they'd keep making it year-round. So...if you're looking for a barleywine or a spiced beer, this isn't it. But if you want to try a well-hopped, well-balanced, big (but not huge) red ale, give it a try.
12-17-2008 04:30:22 | More by chezztone
4.53/5 rDev +19.2%
I got this brew from whoneeds8, Thanks Maston!
12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.
L - clear amber color with a beige head that left sheets of tiny bubble lacing.
S - crisp, clean citrus hop aroma, wonderful.
T - citrus hop flavor from start to finish with just enough malt to keep things in check.
F - medium bodied with a crisp feel.
D - waaay too easy to drink!
Final Note: this is listed as a winter warmer, but I based my review on how it tasted and I never tasted a winter warmer quite like this!
01-14-2009 22:57:12 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
4.53/5 rDev +19.2%
Extremely impressed with this...my only other Widmer was their hefe which is fine but this one really impresses.
Great aroma of juicy fruits...oranges, tangerines, peaches, mangos, papaya...simcoe all the way....great aroma..
pours a nice amber shade with a creamy head that coats the glass nicely...creamy mouthfeel too....almost like it is on nitrogen...medium bodied...
similar hops lead the way on the taste along with a very subtle toasted maltiness....
Relatively bitter but also very juicy and tasty with its hoppiness.
I'd call this an amber ale...and a good one....damn glad I bought this...
12-20-2008 05:53:43 | More by ZAP
Brrr from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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