TimBRRR - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
3.2/5 rDev -8.8%
On tap @ the Widmer Gasthaus (Portland, OR) on 9/4/11. Served in a pint glass.
Pours a clear copper, with a finger or less of off-white head. Retention is good here, with this staying frothy, and drenching the sides of the glass with creamy lacing. The aroma smells floral, resinous, and spicy, with some green hop character underneath. This mingles with an extra underlying layer of caramel sweetness and toasted bread. This is decent.
The taste has a lot of caramel sweetness going on with it but even more roast as well. A green citric bitterness from the hops only seems along for the ride, as the malts really just stand out and control this for the most part. The hops at least finish this with a dry and piney feel, which lingers along with some light warmth. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied and sharper feeling up front before eventually getting a bit creamier as this goes down the throat. The alcohol is there. It’s mostly well hid, with no active stinging heat or anything, but the overall fullness from it does start to wear on the palate after a while.
I really wanted to like this one but there was just WAY too much malt activity here and not enough fresh American hop flavors to help add complexity and balance to this. All of that roasty sweetness, especially when paired up with the higher alcohol here, just got to be too much to really say that I enjoyed this.
09-27-2011 19:01:37 | More by Kegatron
4.33/5 rDev +23.4%
I was with a group of friends at the Widmer Bros Gausthaus Pub the other day and they had this on tap.
This beer pours a deep ruby in color and has a beautiful two finger head. In the nose you get a huge note of a pine forest, and you picture yourself in a lush forest. For the taste, there is sweet toffee, caramel, sweet citrus, and light pine notes. As you drink this brew it coats the tongue with a velvety rich texture, as well as some nice carbonation. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. I am a huge fan of the smaller version of this, Brrr!, and this Imperial Brr(basically) didnt disappoint. I am really impressed with all of Widmer limited selections, because they are all very well done.
07-28-2011 07:00:52 | More by PaulStoneAnchor
TimBRRR from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.