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Brrr - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

728 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 728
Reviews: 283
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 16
Gots: 25 | 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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christracy76

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

02-17-2013 19:26:26 | More by christracy76
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beerdhabelly

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

02-16-2013 15:31:58 | More by beerdhabelly
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DMXLOX22

Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up the last of a case of singles of this beer at my local establishment. Can't wait to indulge.

Appearance: Pours an amber, dark, robust, tangerine rust. Leaves behind a sensible, half-inch froth of head and nice overall lacing. Pretty inviting with it's robust coloring.

Smell: Has a great sense of caramel flavorings and moderate spices that really bring out the essences. Some fruity flavors also compliment this beer well. Mild aroma of malts comes together.

Taste: Very good bitterness comes along with a mild tang of citrus hops and some roasted malts. Some brown sugar seems to linger with the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Has medium carbonation with a quite nice medium body.

Overall: Actually enjoyed this beer, but it did lack a few minor qualites of individuality. This beer was good, but reminded me of every other winter-warm type of beers like Sierra Nevada's Celebration. Wasn't exactly thrilled with the results. I did enjoy it however, but it would've been better if there was a hint of difference. I may try again, but most likely will stick to a more familiar beer with similar taste. Only reason this beer was given a reasonable score was due to the fact it fit well in the category. Cheers!.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2013 02:45:35 | More by DMXLOX22
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Skramer

New York

4/5  rDev +5%

02-10-2013 22:30:14 | More by Skramer
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

02-10-2013 16:27:01 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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DCocco86

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

02-09-2013 17:12:08 | More by DCocco86
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jmmy3

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-09-2013 09:47:55 | More by jmmy3
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JellyJacket

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

02-09-2013 09:08:08 | More by JellyJacket
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jcarr405

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

02-08-2013 17:59:57 | More by jcarr405
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jadams11

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

02-08-2013 01:13:02 | More by jadams11
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snohojimbo

Washington

4/5  rDev +5%

02-07-2013 18:52:51 | More by snohojimbo
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Nugganooch

California

3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle from their seasonal mix case into a Sierra Nevada balloon glass

A: Pours a semi-transparent dark amber color with some ruddy brown tones to it. I got about a half finger thick of dark khaki head that retained for a few minutes leaving the glass frosted with some dots and scattered lace.

S: The nose is comprised mostly of orange and grapefruit with a real zesty citrus quality to it. I pick up on the sweet malts and a light breading from there. Aroma is nice and more hop forward than expected. Floral with some underlying evergreens noted.

T: Taste brings forth the hops as the nose suggests with a nice combination of orange citrus and lemony pine flavors. The nutty caramel malt base holds firm without becoming overly sweet revealing a bit of bread crust as well. I get dark toffee notes with some soft hints of fig and plum like esters. There is a moderate amount of overall bitterness to the beer and not much alcohol flavor coming through at all. A slight metallic tinge in the finish but overall it is not too distracting. A surprisingly nice beer and pleasantly hopped for a Winter Warmer.

M: Nice light and frothy mouth feel gives a smooth texture to the beer’s consistency. Moderate body overall that starts to gain some heft towards the finish. There is some light alcohol warming and an even ratio of wet to dry. Nice sapping linger of hop oils after the drink.

D: This is a nice little beer that I rather enjoyed. Much hoppier than I was anticipating with some nice balance of malts and flavors overall. Nothing ground breaking but hits the spot in drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 21:17:51 | More by Nugganooch
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eulerthegrape

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-03-2013 21:04:24 | More by eulerthegrape
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cosmonick

Indiana

4/5  rDev +5%

02-03-2013 01:04:10 | More by cosmonick
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-31-2013 23:31:31 | More by Mattyb79
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neil2me

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5%

01-31-2013 04:25:03 | More by neil2me
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Eric908

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +5%

01-31-2013 02:23:41 | More by Eric908
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-30-2013 02:48:50 | More by cliff1066
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EORS

Maryland

3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice brown with ruby hints when held to the light. A quarter inch of head, doesn't stick around for long. The beer is smooth and balanced between malt and alcohol, but doesn't have the corresponding hop aroma or flavor. A bit of bitterness from the hops, but mostly sweet malt and a bit of warming alcohol. A good example of the style, without being an exceptional one.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 01:30:11 | More by EORS
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-28-2013 00:55:55 | More by waddellc2
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powdersoldier

Washington

4/5  rDev +5%

01-27-2013 19:56:05 | More by powdersoldier
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VALIS666

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-26-2013 08:41:28 | More by VALIS666
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oldirtycaffrey

Virginia

3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great winter brew. Pours a dark amber color with a slight foamy head, leaving a trace of lacing throughout. The smell is excellent -- hints of pine, citrus, hops. Full-bodied. The taste is bitter yet not astringent and pretty easy to drink considering the high ABV. Relatively easy to drink. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 21:55:20 | More by oldirtycaffrey
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larbush

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-25-2013 02:06:53 | More by larbush
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J10Jordan

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%

01-22-2013 20:10:07 | More by J10Jordan
Brrr from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 728 ratings.