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Brrr - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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very good

774 Ratings

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Ratings: 774
Reviews: 286
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.93%
Wants: 21
Gots: 46 | 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

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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Photo of stealth
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark red pour with a spicy hoppy aroma. Nice head on this pour. Very much like an IPA with its hops foundation, with some spice (don't ask me what spice, it's just spicy) thrown in. Not too bitter, but the amount of hops caught me off guard. I really enjoyed this one. A pleasant surprise.

stealth, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of Greggy
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a thick 1 finger light tan head over a dark red amber body. Ample carbonation and a bit of yeast sediment is present. Nice lacing is present.

S- Yeast, nutmeg, all spice and almost a peach pie aroma surrounded by a nice hoppy backbone.

T- Starts out quite malty. A dry breadiness is present suround by the nutmeg allspice and again, peach notes. Very much representative of the nose.

M- Slightly higher carbonation which I like. I would have no idea that this was 7.2% ABV.

D- Pretty darn drinkable. I think the carbonation helps quite a bit there. I'm admittedly not a big winter warmer fan but this is quite good.

Greggy, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of buckyp
4/5  rDev +5.5%

buckyp, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of kjritt
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

served from a bottle into a glass.

a. reddish brown, good clarity

s. hoppy and slightly metallic

t. spritzy, hoppy, light, perhaps a bit spicey. a good drink on a cold day

m. smooth, tangy, slight linger in the back of the throat

o. similar to an ipa, but with an extra punch. a good dose of hop, but the spice is a nice touch to seperate it from many other brews. a fine addition the the widmer bros collection.

kjritt, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of towlea25
3/5  rDev -20.8%

towlea25, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of sebree19
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

sebree19, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Stoffel, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of Otisimaas
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Otisimaas, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 11/8/11.

Pours a murky brown with a 1 inch puffy light tan head that settles to a small cap. Thin rings of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sweet malt and some herbal and citrus zest hops. Taste is of herbal and citrus zest hops up front that becomes sweet with malt flavors on the finish. There is a mild bitterness that sticks to the tongue after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a somewhat smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good Winter warmer that is quite hoppy for the style.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of Ghizmo
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Ghizmo, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of joeyrvv
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

joeyrvv, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of goldie2828
4/5  rDev +5.5%

goldie2828, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of dragomni
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

dragomni, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Aggiedad
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Aggiedad, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Genuine
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a clean pint glass.

Appearance - First thing you notice is the night, deep ruby red body that beautifully dresses this beer. Very nice, slight off white head.

Smell - Hops from the beginning, a wonderful citrus hop aroma touches the nose and doesn't let go.

Taste - What an amazingly balanced winter warmer...the hops are in the forefront before giving way to the nice somewhat sweet malts, then finishing with a very very slight roasty note. The chocolate malts are there just enough for you to notice.

Mouthfeel - I really like the carbonation, fits this beer well.

Overall - I think this just may be a new winter favorite. I really appreciate the 7.2% ABV as I think winter warmers should be higher in alcohol. This is a wonderfully hoppy and warming beer for the winter months. Pick some up, you won't be let down.

Genuine, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of Extrajoker00
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Extrajoker00, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of leedorham
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

leedorham, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of HoistinBrews
4/5  rDev +5.5%

HoistinBrews, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of bostonbluenose
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

bostonbluenose, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of tsmiller7
4/5  rDev +5.5%

tsmiller7, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of hreb
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle is dated "Nov 07 11", though there's no indication what that date means. Chilled and served in pint glass. Beer is caramel color with bright traces of red and just a little haze. Medium thick tan head holds on to a few big bubbles. Aroma is a kick ass combination of fresh yeast, sweet wort, and bright hops (suggesting citrus may come later).

Flavor is impressively complex and perfectly balanced. Crisp, with bitterness brought out by aggressive carbonation, followed by a thick malty sweet body, which plays off the bittering hops which follow that. Finally the beer washes itself away leaving no aftertaste at all. Other flavors are of orange peel and pine.

No spice flavors to speak of, and while the alcohol is on the high side, you'd never guess its weight from this superbly balanced brew. Winter warmer or not, this is great beer.

hreb, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of Bdel34
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Bdel34, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of lurpy1
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Split a pint, not horribly impressive to look at, amber with great clarity but very little head or panache. Smell comes through with a botique of spices, little bit of candy coating. The taste starts out heavy on the hops, but the finish is a bit of a malt bomb with something of a candy corn hint. Nice tasting beer.

All in all, a good beer. But at around a buck a bottle, a great value.

lurpy1, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of logicalparadox
3/5  rDev -20.8%

logicalparadox, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of JDizzle
4/5  rDev +5.5%

JDizzle, Dec 26, 2011
Brrr from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 774 ratings.