Brrr Hoppy Red
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Brrr Hoppy RedBrrr Hoppy Red
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From:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
Winter Warmer
Ranked #63
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
85
Ranked #22,485
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 13%
Reviews:
332
Ratings:
661
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 22, 2022
Added:
Oct 19, 2008
Wants:
  33
Gots:
  150
SCORE
85
Very Good
Brrr Hoppy RedBrrr Hoppy Red
Notes: availability: Late Oct. - Early Jan.
bitterness: 50 IBU
alcohol by volume: 7.2%
original gravity: 17° PLATO

malts:
Pale, Caramel 10L & 80L,
Munich 10L, Carapils, Dark Chocolate

hops:
Bittering: Alchemy
Aroma: Simcoe & Cascade
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Ratings by specialkheese:
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Rated by specialkheese from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Mar 11, 2012
More User Ratings:
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can poured into a pint

A- pours a clear deep amber color with a one-finger foamy white head that has great retention and leaves some lacing behind

S- smells of caramel malts, toasted bread, citrus and piney hops, a hint of dark fruits

T- hop forward up front with citrus peel and resinous pine leading the way. Mid-palate gives some caramel malty notes. The finish gives more pine and citrus peel that continue into the linger

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a slightly creamy finish

O- well balanced and super drinkable
May 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.81 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Apr 28, 2022
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours red. Thin foam. Soapy aroma. Kind of bland. Loaded with hops but they dont come through like they should. Thick and slightly bitter. Could use some malt character. I expects better from my reds.
Apr 02, 2022
 
Rated: 3.8 by icemanexit from Indiana

Dec 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Timfromthemainland from New York

Dec 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Marvicsin from California

Dec 25, 2021
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Reviewed by Shelbs90 from Montana

3.01/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
it smells alright but the taste of this beer is a little too bitter. might be good for a cold winter day around a fire but for easy drinking i wouldn’t choose this
Dec 07, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by archero from Texas

Dec 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.68 by TimSirovy from Michigan

Dec 02, 2021
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
6 pack of 12 ounce bottles.
I tried this tasty beer a few years ago. Scrappy notes. Date unknown.
Looks crimson and brown with a pretty good sized light tan head and has a really fragrant hoppy smell. I taste caramel malts and bold hops but not much "spice" considering it's a winter warmer. The hops are kind of zesty and I catch a taste of strong black tea which makes it a little bit bitter. Pretty smooth though, a little bit sweet and easy to drink and has a very good taste. Excellent!
Nov 29, 2021
 
Rated: 3.71 by Satsuma from Florida

Nov 26, 2021
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Rated by HankCouv

3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Better last year
Nov 08, 2021
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Reviewed by MaltsOfGlory from Oregon

4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz can

Pours a finger of just off white head into my teardrop glass. Retention is average, maybe a little below. Initial lacing looks pretty nice. Body is a lovely dark red, with hues of orange when held to light. Pretty looking beer so far.

Some nice rich malts up front, almost candi sugar like. Faint notes of bread, caramel, some hoppy pine, maybe some stone fruit. Sweet but inviting. Hard to reeeeally pull out individual aromas, but it smells very nice.

Flavor is a little more direct, noticeably less malty and sweet, instead a little more bitterness shines through. A touch a caramel, not as much bread coming though which is unfortunate. Not as much flavor all together to be honest. This is one of those beer that sessions really nice and the nose does a lot of work, but when you put it in a glass and really break it down there isn’t a lot going on. I’m going to be generous because I know how good this tastes out of the can as a casual drinker.

Carbonation is medium, maybe a little above that. Has a good body to it, not thick but sturdy. Sugars are quite well balanced all things considered. I wouldn’t have been upset with the sugar level that was presented on the nose, but if we’re talking balance, the flavor has more of it. Bitterness certainly helps that balance, and it creates a lively festive feel on the tongue, aided by the carbonation. Impressive mouthfeel.

Aforementioned, this drinks really well. Balanced and not too heavy.

Appearance turned out lovely. Thick sheets of lacing all the way down the glass. Head retention wasn’t amazing, but in this smaller glass I can only get a small head to begin with.

As this warms the nose and flavor start to open up a bit and get more character. This makes me feel more confident in some of these big scores I’m giving. Really nice beer that drinks dangerously easy and goes down fast.
Nov 16, 2020
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Nice dark amber with foamy beige head., decent lacing. Aroma of malt and mulling spices, taste is also spicy, nutmeg, coriander, cinnamon, mild lingering tartness/spiciness on the palate. Slight alcohol warmth.
Nov 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.94 by craigbelly from Iowa

Nov 15, 2019
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Reviewed by TRZ83

4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Because this beer is self-described as a “Hoppy Red”, I would say that it is a little lacking in the hops flavor, but the hops blend very well with the malty redness, giving it a solid back-end, making it very drinkable out of a can.
Nov 09, 2019
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Copper filtered with little carbonation and a finger of light beige head.

Dark toasted maltiness. Caramel and toffee.

Caramel and toffee, dark toasted, burnt notes, and light red fruit notes.

Medium, sticky body, with moderate carbonation.

Purchased in Sacramento, drinking in Redding, Jan 23rd, 2019.
Jan 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.82 by SargeC from California

Aug 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.73 by IDABEERGUY from Idaho

Mar 18, 2018
 
Rated: 1.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.69 by GinDC from Virginia

Jul 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.86 by 11-52_4hops from Virginia

Jul 19, 2017
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Reviewed by Fowdy from Idaho

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: filtered dark amber, almost brown with a caramel quick dissipating head.

Smell: subdued malts.

Taste: malts with mild hops.

Feel: smooth beer with a balanced taste.

Overall: looks heavy but is an easy drinking tasty brew.
May 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.91 by zotzot from Vermont

Mar 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.51 by mjbrandt18 from Pennsylvania

Mar 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.91 by rarigney from Washington

Feb 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by krome from Illinois

Jan 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.1 by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

Jan 22, 2017
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Reviewed by gandres from Philippines

3.41/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 ounce glass poured to wine glass
Appealing: deep red dark amber color, small off white tan foam looks clear
not too fragrant, slightly hoppy
bitter
medium carbonation, long follow through, long intensifying bitter aftertaste
Overall: good beer, a bit on the sweet side, nothing exciting but nothing exceptional either
drank: January 17, 2017 1:07 AM
Jan 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.74 by ZachyZach from Illinois

Jan 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.38 by Keananmichael5 from California

Jan 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by irongator from Kansas

Jan 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.9 by TrueMetalJake from Oregon

Jan 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.41 by klinej5 from Washington

Dec 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.84 by JohnBradSC from South Carolina

Dec 29, 2016
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Reviewed by LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
L - nice deep opaque amber/red/brown with minimal tan head
S - malty and dried fruit but definitely not a strong smell
T - malty with dried fruit flavors with a nice medium hoppy finish
F - rich, medium to full bodied with a good amount of carbonation
O - overall a very solid holiday ale with the traditional malty and dried fruit/spice character of the style but with more hops than traditionally found in the style which is definitely a welcome addition
Dec 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.55 by Rimbimhoot from Illinois

Dec 17, 2016
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Reviewed by Griffin2 from Virginia

3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
L - Poured a hazy reddish brown with a medium white head that lingers.
S - Smells of maltiness.
T - Medium hoppiness with maltiness to match. getting a little spiciness on the finish.
F - Nicely carbonated.
O - This is a nice beer for a cold night.
Dec 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.34 by OlegShora from Russian Federation

Nov 19, 2016
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