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Brrr - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

768 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 768
Reviews: 286
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 21
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
availability: Late Oct. - Early Jan.
bitterness: 50 IBU
alcohol by volume: 7.2%
original gravity: 17° PLATO

malts:
Pale, Caramel 10L & 80L,
Munich 10L, Carapils, Dark Chocolate

hops:
Bittering: Alchemy
Aroma: Simcoe & Cascade

(Beer added by: IronDjinn on 10-19-2008)
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GreenEggsHam1, May 12, 2013
Photo of RonKoch
4.71/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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.

RonKoch, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of GreatWeisseHope
4.7/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

GreatWeisseHope, Jan 31, 2009
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4.68/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

denn7164, Nov 17, 2009
Photo of yesyouam
4.68/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

yesyouam, May 25, 2012
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4.63/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

csiewert, Dec 27, 2010
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Brrr from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 768 ratings.