Brrr | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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86
very good
964 Ratings
BrrrBrrr
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
widmer.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by IronDjinn on 10-19-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
964
Reviews:
322
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
12.86%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
148
For Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Darkish ruby amber, almost clear with a dissipated off white head.
S: Initially onions but it soon gives way to floral hops, English in character.
T: In the mouth the hops tastes more American with that classic orange peel profile but overall it drinks like an English bitter. Nice and sharp with an astute malt backbone which leaves a nice aftertaste, again reminiscent of English bitter. Too sharp for a session beer but on cask would be a different story.
M: Sharp and prickly. It's got heartburn written all over it.
O: Very nice. I'd love to try it on cask.

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look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lovely deep red color, very clear, Nice 2 finger head, very persistent with sticky lacing all the way to the bottom of the glass

Aroma is light, biscuit, floral and spice

Taste is bold, hops, winter spice, citrus, caramel malts

Mouthfeel is thick and creamy.

Basically a red IPA with some tweaks, nicely bitter with more significant body than I expected. Visually gorgeous, a bit thin on aroma. One of the better Widdy brews I've come across the past few years.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great beer overall, as would be expected from a brewery such as Widmer Bros. Prototypical flavors abound for the style, malts, vanilla, caramel, some winter spices, with undertones of hops (west coast) and booze carried throughout. Beautiful nose too.

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Poured from a bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Dark amber, with nice thick and light colored head. The head lasted a very long time, and left a nice coating on the inside of the glass.

Smell: Pleasant, with a strong hops bitterness in the aroma. There is some citrus, herbs, and spicy aromas, but the hops dominate.

Taste: A nice mix of hops, citrus, malt, and spicy flavors, that make for an interesting and complex drink. Drinks much like a Pale Ale. The label lists caramel and chocolate matls, but the hops dominate this beer. There is a nice after-taste, that lasts for a while but not too long.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and crisp, with a medium body.

Overall: This is an interesting Winter Ale. Not what I was expecting, but good.

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Brrr from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
3.81 out of 5 based on 964 ratings.
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