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Kill Devil Brown Ale (Brothers' Reserve Series) - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Kill Devil Brown Ale (Brothers' Reserve Series)Kill Devil Brown Ale (Brothers' Reserve Series)

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178 Ratings
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.13%


Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Released April 2012, #6 in the Brothers' Reserve Series.

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 04-27-2012)
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-18-2013 16:56:23 | More by sendbeer
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Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.1%

04-19-2014 00:47:23 | More by mpenning13
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

04-18-2014 03:36:11 | More by Beerlover
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jokelahoma

Missouri

3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker. Not a ton of head, fades to just a skiff. Laces well, though.

Aroma is sweet chocolate and malt. Not a big hop presence.

Flavor is big and rich, without the crappy country songs. Sweet, molasses flavors. Again almost no hop presence, with just enough bitterness to keep the brew from hanging around in the aftertaste. Not bad, and easy to drink for a big brew. Probably a tad too sweet for more than one, though.

Mouthfeel is big, rich, oily, clingy... In short, it screams "big alcohol beer here!" Yet for all that, it isn't work to drink it.

Not bad. It's unapologetically big and sweet. I've had better big browns, but I've had worse too wouldn't drink it often, and it'd probably work better in the fall, but it's worth trying.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2014 23:25:34 | More by jokelahoma
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

03-17-2014 01:13:35 | More by user785335
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Florida

3/5  rDev -19.1%

03-12-2014 18:30:25 | More by ekfl
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Texas

3/5  rDev -19.1%

03-09-2014 15:42:54 | More by Karibourgeois
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-22-2014 02:14:57 | More by Mplsbrew
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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.1%

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Kansas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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New York

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-03-2014 03:42:22 | More by socon67
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welldigger888

South Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 2013 bottle with a dense creamy fantastic head leaving blankets of lace. A crystal clear tawny brown garnet hued elixer. Wonderful!!!

Sadly I am hit right in the nose holes with oxidized hops.

Extremely creamy smooth malt goodness with a touch of vanilla and barrel goodness. A hint of the sweet rum comes through on deep thought and sadly some oxidized hops.

This brown drinks like a wonderful dense barleywine, man this is full bodied easy drinking BIG brew!

I feel that while this drinks great it is not a brown but a really nice barleywine!!!!

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 22:33:45 | More by welldigger888
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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Texas

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Hawaii

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North Carolina

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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A: pours a caramel amber; the beer seems pretty clear for its darkness. Little head, barely sustaining.
S: rich sweetness, molasses and brown sugar.
T/M: starts with a creamy malt feel, which is quickly backed by the molasses from the nose. The alcohol adds a little burn early that fades and you can notice the rum-barrel aging as the maltiness fades, but it's understated. I also feels there is a little smokiness in there, without conviction. The ending feel is a little alcohol/carbonation burn/tingle.
O: wasn't exactly sure what I expected, but it does tend toward the sweet side for a beer, more of a "dessert" beer than a brown ale. It has some depth beyond the sweetness, but one should go into it knowing to expect more of a sipping off-norm beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 06:49:18 | More by cjgiant
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Pennsylvania

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Kill Devil Brown Ale (Brothers' Reserve Series) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.