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Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series) - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series)Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series)

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BA SCORE
82
good

514 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 514
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 15.24%
Wants: 18
Gots: 119 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bitterness: 40 IBU
Alcohol by Volume: 9.4% ABV
Original Gravity: 20° PLATO

Released: September 2010

(Beer added by: BarrytheBear on 09-24-2010)
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dfernandez77

California

3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Aroma:
Vanilla, caramel, mandarin orange, and dragon-fruit. Background of grassy floral notes. Sweetness in the aroma is more fruity than malty. No discernible hop character. A little bit of wet brown paper wrapper aroma - but not enough to detract from the overall appeal.

Appearance:
Pours with a small head, light tan color. Medium head retention and strong fine lace. The color is coppery amber about 17SRM, with a very slight haze even poured at 55F as I did this glass.

Flavor:
The bourbon barrel aging comes through in vanilla, and caramelized sugar flavors. Forward herbal flavors like bitter orange peel (Bergamot). There is no distinguishable malt character, and mild hop bittering without a discernible hop type. Finishes slightly bitter and astringent.

Mouthfeel:
Medium heavy mouthfeel with a light slickness. Finishes dry in the throat with sweetness in the front of the mouth as saliva works on the residual sugars. Nice complexity with different things happening in different parts of the mouth.

Overall Impression:
Some very complex characters going on in this brew. Some of which are not completely complimentary. Altogether though it is somewhat pleasing. And although I like Bourbon as much as the next fellow - a beer that is more like a hopped Bourbon, than a beer kissed with Bourbon character doesn't do it for me. Perhaps it would benefit from a year or more in the cellar, but at this young age it reminds me too much of when I used to drop a shot-glass of Jack into a frosty mug of Bud. Before I knew what good beer was.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2010 04:41:31 | More by dfernandez77
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Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 514 ratings.