Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series) - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +38.5%
Everything told me that this would be a great and amazing brew. At $10.99 for a 22oz bottle, it had better be! Widmer is the only American brand in which Id risk this purchase, but wow! Widmer has outdone themselves again! This is by far the best new beer I have tried in a long time. This beer pours a beautiful dark amber color. The aroma of the bourbon barrels mixes well with the light citrus and vanilla aromatics. There is little head, no carbonation, and the perfect taste. If there ever was beer perfection, this is it!
12-17-2010 04:55:49 | More by ronniebruner
5/5 rDev +38.5%
Brrrbon is amazing. This is why I love barrel age beer and think bourbon barrels are probably my favorite after having tried a variety. I am not a bourbon drinker but something about the way the flavor of the spirit compliments the flavor profile of the imperial red brrr really hits the spot. The nose and the first sip of the beer are the absolute best because your pallet is overwhelmed with all of the flavors. A little pricey but anytime you age something that'll run up the cost. Cheers!
03-03-2011 19:20:40 | More by CraftBeerBarney
British Columbia (Canada)
4.75/5 rDev +31.6%
As the bartender slid the snifter glass across the bar I was to say the least a little excited. Held up against the light, a very nice briliant amber and small creamy head. So far so good. But then to the nose and I was taken aback. The smooth bourbon and oak notes are intoxicating. Then to the taste and my mind swirled. So balanced, so smooth, so easy to drink. Every sip was wonderful and it wasnt until I got outside into the fresh air did I feel the alcohal. Best beer I have tried in along time. I bought a bomber to cellar, but I dont know if that plan will work out as every time I see the bottle on the shelf I want to crack it and experiance that again.
01-16-2011 06:21:52 | More by LazyL
4.73/5 rDev +31%
beautiful clear, caramel color with a nice topping of foam.
citrus aroma, some pine.
caramel front, pine-y hop flavor as it slides past the middle, and clean and refreshing finish. doesnt taste like there is alcohol in here, yet it says 9.4% abv
overall, i really like this. i like this 'alternate' version of the previous brrr i tasted and the bourbon barrel flavor goes hand in hand with the hops and 'pine'. this really is a great brew. however, i am not sure we are all reviwing the same beer, are we? my bottle says '12 and yet the reviews go all the way back to 2010. this appears to be an annual product and i noticed there was an '11 version also. the brewery's website even advertises the '11, but not the '12.... confusion, but who cares? darn fine product in my hands. and since i still dont know if aliens exist, i suppose i can live without knowing whether this review should be for a '12 . . . . but i gave the taste part a 5. this is an awesome job of producing beer. 9.4%....even...
11-22-2012 20:57:12 | More by pkalix
4.55/5 rDev +26%
This beer pours an clean and clear amber/brown with a thick pale head that leave a lot of lacing on the glass.
I get a lot of cascade like citrusy/piney hops dominating the aroma with only slight notes of bourbon.
The flavor in this beer is very well balance and I only get slight hint of each (hops, malt, bourbon, barrel from most to least). It is almost like all four of these flavor combine in to one continuous flavor.
The mouthfeel is silky and smooth coating your mouth with each sip but fading quickly so you just want more.
A dangerously drinkable beer at 9.4% but drinking like a 4-5% beer. Extremely clean and blanced. It's a good thing I only have one.
12-12-2010 21:59:49 | More by JoePat
4.5/5 rDev +24.7%
2011 Seasonal BARREL AGED BRRRBON is an amazing beer, enjoyed it today at the Foodie Festival in Westport CT. Its one of the more impressive offerings from one of the most impressive craft brewers nationwide. One of the highlights of an event that featured a diverse variety from Widmer, BluePoint, Goose Island, Southern Tier and a host of locals.
Widmer Brothers states: FOLLOWING THE INITIAL BREWING PROCESS OF BRRR, THE BEER WAS GIVEN A FRESH CHARGE OF HOPS DURING SECONDARY FERMENTATION AND THEN PUT INTO KENTUCKY BOURBON BARRELS AND AGED FOR FOUR MONTHS. AFTER BARREL AGING, THE BEER WAS ALLOWED A TERTIARY FERMENTATION FOR FINAL CONDITIONING BEFORE RELEASE.
Nice auburn copper pour.
Frothy with sweet smell reminiscent of oak with vanilla. Little bourbon smell mild not overpowering. Texture is slick with taste of sweetness coupled with some alcohol but not negative. Solid hops composition with a little bit of a burnt earthy smell and feel. Finishes spicy like the Falconer IPA but not as hoppy just peppery smoothness. Really enjoy the texture and taste of this beer. There's essentially no cloying bitterness as its nicely hopped but maintains a 40 IBU and its potent at 9%.
It's not hot like a bourbon but if you don't like bourbon or whiskey you probably won't like this but I highly recommend it as one of my favorites from Widmer where I think the SXNW and the Pitch Black and the Falconer IPA are spectacular.
10-28-2012 02:15:58 | More by JHS123
Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 518 ratings.