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

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BA SCORE
82
good

513 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 513
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 15.51%
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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Mayo2323

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-19-2014 23:46:53 | More by Mayo2323
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +38.5%

01-18-2014 21:59:22 | More by Lehighace06
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SenorEsteban

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-16-2014 21:39:17 | More by SenorEsteban
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incubuscience

Illinois

1/5  rDev -72.3%

01-14-2014 04:47:23 | More by incubuscience
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-NESTO-

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-10-2014 20:13:33 | More by -NESTO-
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

01-09-2014 21:07:55 | More by ohiobeer29
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Brenden

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This looks similar to the original, a thick but opaque orange-brown with maybe slightly more brightness, perhaps slightly more thinness in the edges. It develops a little less light orange head, just under one finger with pretty good retention but less heaviness or stick to it, though it puts down some decent spotting and patching.
The bourbon comes first on the nose, ethanolic but with a bit of vanilla and wood to it. Dark fruits are there, though covered over a little, while, interestingly, the note of grains is lessened. There's still a sturdy hops presence by way of resin and citrus rind, while The toffee and spiciness and toffee are somewhat enhanced, though the spiciness is more heat here.
In the flavor, the wood seems to overtake most of the other elements. I like wood, but I like it to be integrated for depth rather than overshadowing everything else. I do still get a hint of tobacco leaf, and I like the sweeter hints of vanilla, toffee and caramel. Hops take their place in the overall profile, and the sulfuric note I got in the buildup is diminished.
The sturdy malt backbone in this medium-bodied beer seems to have been thinned slightly by alcohol. Carbonation is still light but enough to support, but the transition from crisp in the front to smoother in the middle isn't as good. The finish does remain dry.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 19:40:09 | More by Brenden
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andruke

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

01-07-2014 21:36:57 | More by andruke
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JorSince88

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

01-06-2014 02:45:41 | More by JorSince88
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vfgccp

New York

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-05-2014 03:24:18 | More by vfgccp
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-05-2014 00:11:48 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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mnphish

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

01-03-2014 06:07:52 | More by mnphish
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Pug

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

01-02-2014 14:32:46 | More by Pug
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dsreeves

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

01-01-2014 23:55:48 | More by dsreeves
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-29-2013 19:17:42 | More by bigbeers84
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -10%

12-27-2013 21:46:28 | More by cjgiant
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Allurex

Kansas

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-27-2013 02:49:11 | More by Allurex
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Danobold

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-27-2013 00:22:06 | More by Danobold
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ryannosaurus

Arizona

3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

'12 poured to a snifter

Decent head that dissipates quickly, leaves a little lacing. Nice red / amber color with a light haze.

Aroma has good bourbon and strong oak notes,. A bit of odd malty mustiness, but not enough to detract

Flavor is malty and brown sugar with noticeable bourbon and oak, hint of butter and vanilla

Mouthfeel is slick and buttery, decent body.

Not as Bourbon as last year. A touch diacetyl/buttery, but that is interesting note with oak. A bit more CO2 or hops or hot alcohol might add a needed counterpoint... it's all bourbon and oak and limited bubbles. A darn good beer, a bit south of great.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2013 01:30:12 | More by ryannosaurus
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.19/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a snifter.

A: Hazy amber hue. Light rising carbonation. Pours a slight, bubbly, white head which quickly disappears. Very slight lacing.

S: Molasses, licorice, raisin, and bourbon.

T: Light malt grains and bourbon. Bitter pecan shells.

M: Boozy. Bourbon character overshadows any other components.

D: Sipper.

Atmosphere is okay. No real head or lacing. Nose is sweet and boozy. Light flavor in general, except for some bitterness and booze. Overall, this is a decent quaff.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 22:50:05 | More by bmwats
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Braz

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.8%

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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3%

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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

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Gww1864

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-28-2013 21:04:28 | More by Gww1864
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-26-2013 21:28:22 | More by mendvicdog
Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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