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SXNW (Brothers' Reserve Series) - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

SXNW (Brothers' Reserve Series)SXNW (Brothers' Reserve Series)

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BA SCORE
87
very good

173 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 173
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%


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

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: shand on 09-07-2012)
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richbrew

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10%

11-17-2012 17:22:29 | More by richbrew
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ambruns1979

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-19-2014 09:38:34 | More by ambruns1979
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mpenning13

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-19-2014 02:24:32 | More by mpenning13
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Beermasterjarrett

California

2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

04-02-2014 06:01:21 | More by Beermasterjarrett
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

03-24-2014 18:30:27 | More by Goatboy
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Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-16-2014 13:57:02 | More by fredmugs
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-03-2014 21:45:42 | More by TriageStat
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-03-2014 16:35:49 | More by rmcodrum
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guytyping

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

02-23-2014 01:30:19 | More by guytyping
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timoteo833

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-14-2014 00:07:39 | More by timoteo833
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Swaino

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

02-13-2014 02:49:21 | More by Swaino
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TheKitten

Montana

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

02-02-2014 15:52:18 | More by TheKitten
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lswilma

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10%

02-01-2014 20:53:00 | More by lswilma
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-30-2014 01:59:25 | More by tommyguz
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/8/2012. Pours slightly hazy very dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, toast, light roast, chile pepper, clove, cinnamon, herbal, brown bread, light nuttiness, and toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, cocoa, and spice notes; with good strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, toast, brown bread, light roast, clove, light chile, light nuttiness, light cinnamon, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Zero bitterness and minimal pepper heat on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, toast, light roast, brown bread, light nuttiness, light chile, light cinnamon, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of dark/bready malt flavors with moderate cocoa and light spice/chile notes; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice spiced strong ale. Good balance and robustness of dark/bready malts, cocoa nib, and light spice/chile flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. Would have liked more spice presence in the taste, but they have obviously faded due to age. Still a very enjoyable offering overall.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 22:56:24 | More by superspak
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NateMac13

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Montana

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civicm87

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-20-2014 00:37:09 | More by civicm87
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arizcards

Arizona

4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Received this from a friend back in late October. Bottled on 8-8-12.

Beer poured dark brown, rather flat, with a off white head.

Nose is dominated by cocoa.

Taste is eclectic but very good.This is a well crafted blend of cocoa, chilies, pecans, northwest hops. It works very well.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall this was very fun to try...too bad i did not have it a year earlier!

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 01:38:09 | More by arizcards
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SenorEsteban

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-16-2014 21:38:06 | More by SenorEsteban
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eddsan

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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vfgccp

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10%

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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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ONUMello

Ohio

3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Dark brown with a 1/2-finger head
S: Sweet, nutty, earthy
T: Dried than it smells. Fairly earthy/herbal which is nice. I can distinctly pick out the pecans, cocoa and chili mentioned on the bottle
M: Medium-bodied, smooth, well integrated alcohol
O: I would have loved to try this a bit closer to its release but just stumbled across the bottle tucked away in the back corner of a retailer's fridge. Overall though I enjoyed it quite a bit

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 00:28:57 | More by ONUMello
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SXNW (Brothers' Reserve Series) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.