Brrr - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Ratings: 817
Reviews: 290
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.93%
Wants: 25
Gots: 62 | FT: 1
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

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

Bittering: Alchemy
Aroma: Simcoe & Cascade

(Beer added by: IronDjinn on 10-19-2008)
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4.68/5  rDev +23.5%
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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a goblet. Nov 26 11 on the bottle.

A: Pours a clear ruby brown with a 2 finger puffy off white head. Not much visible carbonation, head sticks around as you sip.-
A good amount of lacing on the glass.

S: First I get dark fruits and hops with a carmely brown sugar backing. I like the over-ripened sweet fruit smell. Roasty chocolaty malts. Alcohol is faint in the background.

T: Sweet candied taste with a strong hop bittering. Flavor is smooth from start to finish leaving a twangy hop taste on the tongue. The chocolate malts are a great touch and kick in as it warms up.

M: Fairly flat on the palate. Low carbonation and a little thin. Has the warming of a good winter beer.

Overall I think it would be better fresher but I can still enjoy its qualities. With a name like Brrr sounds like it needs some bourbon aging.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A- Finger off-white head. Deep brown color. Sticky thick lacing.

S- Brandy type smells and brewing spices. Warm and complete.

T- Spicy and hoppy with warm malts.

M- Medium bodied and slightly vinous.

O- Decent. Not bad at all.

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4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, picked this one up late in the season as part of a mix six. Pours brown with some orangey-red hues, thin beige head that sticks around as a foam atop the ale. Good lacing on the glass. Aromas are citric hops, brown sugar, caramel, and some spiciness, cinnamony perhaps, although I don't think any cinnamon was used in the brewing process...imagination? Tastes are very well balanced and complex with notes of spicy hops, brown sugar, grapefruit, orange rind, toasted grains, chocolate and a nice smack of bitter pine resin on the finish. Mouth-feel is on the fuller side of medium and nice and creamy while being slightly oily on the finish. Overall, a very nice surprise from Widmer Brothers! I really enjoyed this one; loads of complexity, bitter, but tons of malty at the same time. Worth getting again...maybe earlier in the season next year, although this would be nice and refreshing for a warmer day too. That being said, it is not what I'd expect from the winter warmer style it is in.

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Brrr from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 817 ratings.