Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series) - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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3.68/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
01-03-2012 02:13:59 | More by GilGarp
3.95/5 rDev +9.4%
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.
01-02-2012 00:52:41 | More by bluejacket74
3.25/5 rDev -10%
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.
12-23-2011 18:04:15 | More by flexabull
2.5/5 rDev -30.7%
Poured from 22 oz bottle into snifter.
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.
12-23-2011 04:08:28 | More by StielBier
4.22/5 rDev +16.9%
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.
12-21-2011 02:52:00 | More by DavidST
4.38/5 rDev +21.3%
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.
12-19-2011 23:14:33 | More by Cyberkedi
3.9/5 rDev +8%
Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice glass. 2011 vintage bottled on 8/12/11.
Appearance: Pours a bright and clear brownish amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Decent two fingers of off white head that quickly fade into a thin patchy layer.
Smell: Smells a lot like bourbon. Has a fair amount of woody oak and vanilla along with caramel and toffee malts that are lightly roasted. Also some light hints of the typical winter warmer spices of cinnamon and ginger. A little bit of alcohol. Oak and vanilla stand out the most.
Taste: Big taste of bourbon, oak, and vanilla up front. Caramel and toffee malts come towards the finish along with some light hints of winter spices. Also a little taste of alcohol. The oak and vanilla flavor is pretty strong while the malts and spices are subtle. Somewhat sweet but not overbearing.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Feels thin for such a high abv barrel aged beer but it is easy to drink and the alcohol heat is mild considering.
Overall: Quite an interesting take on a winter warmer. Oak and vanilla flavors are nice. Could of been a little more full bodied.
12-10-2011 05:53:16 | More by MattyG85
3.48/5 rDev -3.6%
Bottle dated Aug-20-11.
Poured a clear lighter shade of amber with a thin layer of tan foam that receded quickly and didn't leave much if any lacing. Smell was light elements of bourbon wood- vanilla and cherries and a bit of alcohol. Taste was quite the same with vanilla and cherry elements, mild maltiness reminds on this is a beer and not the leftover watery remnants of an inexpensive Kentucky bourbon on the rocks.. Mouthfeel was medium and held together okay however my overall impression was as somebody else mentioned 'bland'. There is just enough of an initial hint of bourbon elements to get a person excited...but like that...it's gone.
12-09-2011 05:30:53 | More by JackieTH
Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 516 ratings.