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

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BA SCORE
82
good

527 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 527
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15.83%
Wants: 19
Gots: 123 | FT: 3
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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3/5  rDev -16.7%

stbo101, Jan 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

BroTucker, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of tut2528
2.8/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured into pint glass

S: hops and malt dominate the aromas, there's also some fruits present mainly apples and cherries. there is a slight burn of alcohol.

T: very bold bourbon and very strong alcohol. There is a quick taste of sweetness from the fruits described above and hops but almost all aspects are ruined by the intense alcohol character.

Now I know why this one hasn't moved off the shelves. Very disappointing. Everything seems off.

tut2528, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of buckyp
4/5  rDev +11.1%

buckyp, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of whatthehull
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tulip

2011 edition

A - Nice copper color, half finger white head and some slight lacing

S - Not a lot of nose. Malt, yeast, some spices, wood, soil, some booze and a slight hop

T - Wood, whiskey, earth, winter and fall spices, slight vanilla, flowers, hop comes in and out, a bit of booze, roasted malts, sugar, nutty, an almost Belgian yeast note and lots of minerally soil

M - Medium minus body, no acidity, low complexity, medium minus balance and medium finsih

D - Very drinkable ale, a good starter for people who want to have a "big" or "bigger" craft brew. Okay for a winter warmer, nice and refreshing but not much else to ad

Final thought - $13 and only 9.4%. Way to high of a price for a beer that is just OK. I would get one a year if it was half the price

whatthehull, Jan 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

mtalley999, Jan 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

BucsNBucks, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of Dope
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Dope, Jan 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

ohtheguilt, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of liamt07
3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle from AJ's Fine Foods on North Central in Phoenix. 22oz into a chalice, 2011 vintage bottled August 21 of the year.

Poured a translucent brownish orange, with about a finger of white head. A bit of lace and a film of retention. Nose has some orangey hop notes that are a bit resinous, a touch of oak, vanilla and only a slight suggestion of bourbon. Taste has quite a bit of the same, orangey-like hop notes (which, as I move through the bottle, come across as more and more artificial), with lots of oak, butterscotch - almost along the lines of an Innis & Gunn. Some bourbon flavour, without any bourbon burn. A hint of spice, bitter in the finish with a dash of alcohol. Heavy medium body and carbonation is quite low, slightly more drinkable than some pure 'sippers' out there. Too sweet for my liking though, and lacks any real complexity to make this stand out. Despite the nice looking bottle and packaging, this was certainly not worth the $14 I dropped on this. 22oz ended up being too much, half of this was disposed of.

liamt07, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

DarthGuitarHero, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of GilGarp
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled last fall, 2010.

Server cool into a goblet, Bourrrbon is a striking red color with great clarity.

Aroma is sweet and boozy with obvious bourbon barrel influence.

Flavor is strong with heavy bourbon character. Unfortunately not a lot else going on. Burr is a great hoppy beer but this aged version doesn't have much depth.

Mouthfeel is smooth and the alcohol is subdued.

Overall not a bad beer if you like bourbon but otherwise not much to like.

GilGarp, Jan 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

heresy22, Jan 02, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle, Fall 2010 (stamp on bottle says October 2010) vintage. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a reddish/copper color with about an inch light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is a bit boozy, the brew smells like bourbon, vanilla, coconut, caramel malt and some dark fruit. It tastes like bourbon, vanilla, caramel malt, coconut, and a little bit of sweet spices and dark fruit. But the bourbon flavor in this brew is stronger compared to the other ones. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's coating, smooth, and has moderate carbonation. Aging this brew for a little more than a year certainly hasn't hurt it. I thought it was good, now I might have to buy a bottle of the 2011 version to try.

bluejacket74, Jan 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

jimmy82063, Jan 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Jstark5150, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

JayAre46, Dec 28, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Heretic42, Dec 25, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

AaronBurr, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Marti403, Dec 24, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled last night at the Alehouse.

Pours a bright orange/amber color with a pretty good off white head.

Aromas are very bourbon forward, boozy, with some roasted nuts, light cola, and mixed spices.

Taste is a bit of a let down. Caramel malt sweetness, light cola, some nuttiness, and a general booziness. But it lacks complexity, and comes off as an odd mixture of booze and spices.

Thin, but smooth mouthfeel, but leaves a bit to be desired.

Overall, this is ok. I really enjoyed Brrr, but this treatment of that beer doesn't work all that well. I guess it's something to try once, but not something I'd like to revist.

flexabull, Dec 23, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from 22 oz bottle into snifter.

Very disappointed.

Poured a rich off-white head that, within seconds all but disappeared.

Immediate smell of toffee/caramel with a hint of chocolate that quickly fades.

The flavor has a hint of wood and a sweet malty undertone. The flavor quickly fades leaving a slight bitterness behind.

Puts a light coating on the mouth that quickly turns to water and fades away.

I had such high hopes for this beer.

StielBier, Dec 23, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a goblet, bottled in Oct 2010. This pours a hazy tea color with a very small short lived bad. The smells are of toffee and caramel malts with a little bourbon. Feel is medium to thick with a little extra carbonation. The taste is pretty good, more bourbon taste than I expected with the smell, along with the load of malts, pretty great stuff.

DavidST, Dec 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +38.9%

haveasam, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of Cyberkedi
4.38/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Strong aroma has a decided overtone of bourbon-soaked wood, as well as fruity and malty tones. It pours a beautiful clear golden amber with a decent light golden tan head. Flavor has a strong woody bourbon overtone, which dominates the flavor but still lets through malt and apple/pear notes, plus just a hint of caramel. Smooth texture has slightly above average body and quite a bit of fizz, leaving a tingly, woody finish. This is a bold beer for bold people.

Cyberkedi, Dec 19, 2011
Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 527 ratings.