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

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

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very good

198 Ratings
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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 9
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
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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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

icehawk, Aug 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

johnny29er, Aug 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Joshpu, Jul 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

DSkilling, Jul 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

TKEbeerman, Jul 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Soxfan45, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

derkfromwi, Jul 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

SFC21, Jun 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

JacobGumina, Jun 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

pauldevay, Jun 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

bigfnjoe, Jun 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

JTomczak, Jun 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

powdersoldier, Jun 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

swetsastonic, Jun 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

ChalupaBatman, Jun 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

mwz5021, Jun 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Abe_Froman, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of HardTarget
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very cola like appearance, brown glass with reddish hue, a quick bubbly head that dies back to nothing. I blame pecans (oils kill head).

Smell: The cocoa nibs come through with a very chocolatey roasted barley smell that works. A whiff of heat which is odd, either the alcohol or the chile note.

Taste: A lot of flavors give a lot of complexity. The spices are strong but don't overwhelm everything else going on, mostly a pumpkin pie spice. There is a chocolate note in the sweetness, no real hop notes but it doesn't get cloyingly sweet. I get a bit of pepper heat which I assume is the green chile, and even a bit of pecan shell dryness at the end. Kudos for actually showing off 4 different flavors in one beer.

Mouthfeel: A bit toward the flat end, medium heavy body is slick and oily but manages to dry out encouraging the next sip.

Overall: A complex, flavorful beer. Expensive (about $12 for the bomber) so not something I would do often, but glad to have tried it out. Recommended.

HardTarget, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of TofuDC5
2.99/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: 1-finger, white frothy head after pour; settled to nothing after a minute or so. Maroon color; about 80% opaque.

S: Faint; chocolate, molasses, licorice. Something tickles the nose, but I can't put a finger on what it might be; bourbon and spices?

T: A bit weird and not to my liking; bitter and musty. Qualities of the aroma became less noticeable, and I'm left with an interesting oaky/earthy aftertaste.

M: Creamy and bitter. Quite carbonated.

O: I tried to appreciate this, but couldn't. Strikes me as such an average beer with no outstanding qualities. Lacks depth in flavor and smell and perhaps what really threw me off was the awkward imbalance of oak/earthy flavor and the rest, which was faint.

TofuDC5, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

johntfox, May 21, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I sell this beer. I have waited for a long time for a case to break so I could take one out of the breakage room. It never sounded very good (pecans with Chili's sounds bad) but I figured for free I would give it a try. I was REAL surprised how good it was. Just a hint of heat on the back end.... Very nice!!!

AlTrombley, May 07, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear reddish brown in color and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that quickly died down, leaving delicate lacing covering the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of cocoa nibs and pecans are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell except that the pecans are a little more prominent and there are also some notes of green chilies, which aren't really spicy, but become stronger as the beer warms up and linger through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather in interesting and has a good balance between all of the ingredients (cocoa nibs, green chilies and pecans) and hides its alcohol rather well.

metter98, May 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Kelp, Apr 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

roostor07, Apr 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

WynnO, Apr 27, 2013
SXNW (Brothers' Reserve Series) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.