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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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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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SenorEsteban

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-16-2014 21:37:50 | More by SenorEsteban
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jrand2621

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-13-2014 20:15:50 | More by jrand2621
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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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kk73

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-07-2014 07:11:42 | More by kk73
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KCuff

Oregon

3/5  rDev -19.1%

01-07-2014 03:54:18 | More by KCuff
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thegiantc

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-06-2014 02:18:59 | More by thegiantc
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-02-2014 15:05:27 | More by ncstateplaya
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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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FrankShirley

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12-23-2013 14:09:44 | More by FrankShirley
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Evan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12-14-2013 05:12:34 | More by Evan
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12-13-2013 05:34:22 | More by XmnwildX12
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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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PopnLoads

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12-02-2013 20:19:36 | More by PopnLoads
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jsprain1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-01-2013 03:18:00 | More by jsprain1
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

11-20-2013 02:13:54 | More by Stinger80OH
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SeatsTaken

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

11-16-2013 05:36:57 | More by SeatsTaken
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Thads324

Connecticut

3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Kill devil 2013
A: sexy gold wax on the top is a messy open, wax chips flying everywhere. Pours a copper not brown. Thin fizzy and loud popping tan head. Low level of lacing.
S : sugary sweet syrup aroma with hints of oaky wood and alcohol. A smidgen of vanilla and plum. Very nice smell reminiscent of big brews.
T : flavor starts with a big hit of sweetness. Caramel and toffee with candied sugar. A hop bitterness in the middle is pleasant. Good hop flavor of pear, apple meat and follows with hints of grape flavor. Finish is a big oaky, with hints of vanilla and almost but not quite a birch tree sprig flavor. Sweet, finish.
M: higher side of medium bodied, well carbonated but not overly so. Slightly slick with a zippy bitterness that lingers. Well hidden booze

Weird color, as I figured it would be darker brown. Fantastic flavor with a really nice hop flavor that is a different type of fruity than most. Grape and apple abound with the wood and vanilla oak on top is very nice. I think a bit of the zippiness is from the rum. Better than I thought from widmer.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 21:08:01 | More by Thads324
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Dicers

Texas

3.13/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Was looking forward to this beer. Tried to enjoy this during Game 2 of the World Series. Poured out a bit lighter than expected. A nice 2 finger head formed so I forgave the pour colour. Smell is a bit absent A trend of underwhelm is happening with this beer.
The taste was off. This is a blend of barrel aged beer but all I get is metallic taste.

Overall I'm not as impressed with this beer as I had hoped. This isn't terrible just not the best representation of what I had expected

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 01:30:37 | More by Dicers
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blmar311

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +7.8%

10-16-2013 00:18:46 | More by blmar311
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Azpittil57

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-11-2013 01:21:26 | More by Azpittil57
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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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Beersnake1

California

3/5  rDev -19.1%

10-08-2013 01:33:31 | More by Beersnake1
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.8%

10-05-2013 21:52:45 | More by MSandahl23
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Zach122

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-03-2013 02:56:21 | More by Zach122
Kill Devil Brown Ale (Brothers' Reserve Series) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.