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

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

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BA SCORE
84
good

189 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 6
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
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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TheStashRide

Texas

5/5  rDev +34.8%

10-08-2012 02:30:58 | More by TheStashRide
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +34.8%

02-08-2013 23:06:10 | More by AOShabaz
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Michael341


5/5  rDev +34.8%

05-23-2012 14:29:36 | More by Michael341
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jason_nwx

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

06-24-2013 15:22:17 | More by jason_nwx
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

08-15-2013 21:32:38 | More by martyl1000
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thereal_adam

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

01-13-2014 03:42:45 | More by thereal_adam
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

01-18-2013 06:33:01 | More by Ravencrest
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Glibber

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

05-06-2013 05:12:00 | More by Glibber
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user785335

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

05-14-2013 20:29:57 | More by Chegui
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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JISurfer

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

10-09-2013 03:10:27 | More by JISurfer
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Hopstout

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

06-30-2012 21:35:55 | More by Hopstout
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barbellsNbeers

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

06-10-2012 02:48:17 | More by barbellsNbeers
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CoryR

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

04-30-2012 22:29:30 | More by CoryR
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Deerguy12

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

07-04-2014 02:24:22 | More by Deerguy12
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bcsbeer

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

08-31-2013 06:22:33 | More by bcsbeer
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TheSteak22

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

12-06-2013 19:20:16 | More by TheSteak22
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ngeunit1

California

4.23/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy brownish-red with a finger of frothy off-white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts, toasted coconut, brown and residual sugars, oak, vanilla, molasses, with a touch of dark fruit and booze.

T - Starts off with a mix of rich sweet caramel malts, brown sugar, toasted coconut, and vanilla. Through the middle, some oak and rum comes through with some more residual sugars, molasses, and a hint of dark fruit. The finish is a mix of sweet caramelized malts, brown sugar, toasted coconut, oak, vanilla, rum, and a bit of booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and warming finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice imperial brown ale with some great balance and complexity from the rum barrel aging.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 04:40:20 | More by ngeunit1
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ryanonline

Florida

4.23/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a very clear darkish brown with lighter brown highlights thick foamy head, very light lacing.

smooth and spicy, lil bit of cinnamon and sweet candied sugar. not much else.

taste is much more roasty, and somewhat clean. still has a sweetness to it, but much more subdued. faintly getting some piney hops in the background. Not super amazing but great for what it is.

mouthfeel is quite excellent. smooth and light and lightly bitter. dryish finish and a bit of slickness to it.

super drinkable.

awesome beer, a bit too expensive for a more or less simple beer. Still really good.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 03:46:36 | More by ryanonline
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Wrigfen

South Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle Limited Edition No. 10 Spring 2013. Pours nicely with a good full head. Very dark amber. Nice taste, not as full body as I expected based on appearance but a fine smooth beverage. I liked the nice mild aftertaste the best. At 9.5 ABV this is a very good beer and would recommend although a little pricey. Slight update, just had my second 22 ounce bottle from the Spring 2013 stock I purchased that was date coded March 2013. Drank the second one today July 1 2013 from same stock that I purchased in April 2013. This second beer aged in our house in a comfortable environment. Even better than the high rating I gave before, but will not alter my ranking since it was already high and the beer is still pricey. BUT GET SOME AT LEAST IT IS GREAT!

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 16:27:09 | More by Wrigfen
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - dark brownish amber with a big, white, brownish head that has good retention

S - huge caramel aroma and some bready notes

T - molasses, caramel, brown sugar

M - sticky, medium to full bodied, well carbonated

This was a nice beer. It truly was a big, bold, double brown ale. The maltiness was deep and complex, rich and sticky. The ABV was also very well hidden. This was a solid beer that I wouldn't mind having again.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 01:03:33 | More by tdm168
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cosmicevan

New York

4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another one from the 7/27 Top Hops mini tasting! thanks to jim for sharing (and hosting us)!

a - watery brown with a thin foamy cream colored head.

s - nutmeg sweet malts. The way a brown ale should smell. Really balanced. Everything in it's right place.

t - Wow...diggin it! just a great brown ale. the 10% rum barrel is a perfect compliment for the beer.

m - easy drinker...a bit watery.

o - very impressive. one of the better browns I've had. everything is in check here.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 03:48:48 | More by cosmicevan
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle - $12.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a medium reddish-brown body, a bit garnet-hued, with a less-than-clear clarity. Medium-small, off-white head.

Smell: Toasty, caramel malts, a bit sweetish in scent, with faint, faint hints of chocolate. Also, varied, rum-dipped fruit (albeit light) hints of cherry, fig, and plum.

Taste: Brown sugar and darkened caramel, a resounding dark toasted malt with slight shards of chocolate, of roast. Medium sweetness. As with the aroma, there's a good, pleasing fruitiness. Lightly herbal, earthy hops with a modest bitterness. Veins of rum, molasses noted. Sweetish, malty, smooth finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-light carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: It's good. I mean, everyone likes a nice, big, malty brown, right? Everyone likes a brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 18:18:28 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Kill Devil Brown Ale (Brothers' Reserve Series) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.