Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series) | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series)Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bitterness: 40 IBU
Alcohol by Volume: 9.4% ABV
Original Gravity: 20° PLATO

Released: September 2010

Added by BarrytheBear on 09-24-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
581
Reviews:
229
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
15.69%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
134
For Trade:
4
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Fall 2010 Barrel Aged Brrrbon #3

Appearance:
Clear amber color with a tall two finger tan head

Aroma:
Crisp, slightly hoppy and citrusy with a hint of vanilla

Taste:
Creamy, vanilla front with a slight hoppy/fruitiness and a nice carmel finish

Mouthfeel:
Very smooth bodied and a very light carbonation

Opinion: Very nice smooth beer. Not to strong of flavors but a nice balance of an aged winter warmer and bourbon. Nice beer for a relaxing evening

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4.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Strong aroma has a decided overtone of bourbon-soaked wood, as well as fruity and malty tones. It pours a beautiful clear golden amber with a decent light golden tan head. Flavor has a strong woody bourbon overtone, which dominates the flavor but still lets through malt and apple/pear notes, plus just a hint of caramel. Smooth texture has slightly above average body and quite a bit of fizz, leaving a tingly, woody finish. This is a bold beer for bold people.

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4.32/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to LazyL for cracking this open on championship Sunday.

Pours a dark amber. Not much of head and little little lacing.

WOW, what an aroma. A nice velvety bourbon flavor that melts in my mouth.

I've ahad a couple brews already, so my review may not be complete, but I know this is a top quality beer.

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4.32/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber into a snifter

A: Pours a murky amber with a nice light tan head that fades to a small layer leaving a bit of lacing on the glass.

S: The nose is sweet caramel, oak, and malt with a tiny bit of hops in the background.

T: Starts off with a huge wave of caramel which develops into a sweet vanilla and bready malt backbone with the smallest tinge of hops to balance things out on the finish. This reminds me of beers like Nemesis 2009 and Insanity...sweet but not cloying.

M: The feel is creamy and medium-full bodied. Not overly carbonated and not flat...just right.

D: The alcohol is hidden well for a 9% beer and I wouldn't hesitate to have this again.

Don't let the bad reviews fool you...this actually a well done barrel aged beer if you like things like Nemesis 2009 and Weyerbacher Insanity.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I confess I have not been a huge fan of this beer in the past, but the recent version (sampled on tap at Growler Nations last night) was flat out outstanding. The current version seemed to have a lot more bourbon, which blende well with the underlying, fairly sweet base beer. There was a lot of vanilla and brown sugar as well, with the beer reminding me more of a barleywine or old ale. Alcohol was very well integrated into the flavor profile, and the beer was very soft, smooth and long on the palate. Had no problem drinking my 8 ounce pour, and was tempted to get another (but there were other beers on offer that required my attention).

Nice effort from the folks at Widmer.

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Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
3.57 out of 5 based on 581 ratings.
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