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

Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series)Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series)
BA SCORE
46.2%
Liked This Beer
3.61 w/ 582 ratings
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
Ranking:
#36,158
Reviews:
229
Ratings:
582
Liked:
269
Avg:
3.61/5
pDev:
15.51%
Alströms:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
134
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 582 |  Reviews: 229
Photo of TNeedles
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of South2NW
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Valentno7
4.21/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of randomgnarkill
3.1/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

2010 bottle tastes like watered down whiskey.

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Photo of Epicfail97081
3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zbr1288
4.3/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
3.99/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2011. Was decent, especially as it warmed.

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Photo of Sellen
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Trentt2
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Disappointing. I was truly excited. Smelled magnificent. Taste only soso

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Photo of kamikazeokami
3.08/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Dwreck
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
2.84/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

bland....blah....weak nose...weak taste...so not worth the $$$ or effort..faint hint of bourbon....thin appearance...thin taste

nice ABV%...all I can say

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Photo of NJBeer265
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zach122
3.39/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of John_M
4.26/5  rDev +18%
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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Photo of schimschim
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GetTheYayo
2.96/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Skate4sublime
4.16/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of amvrana
3.82/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of CaptBreadbeard
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Dan269605
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Pav5069
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 46.2% out of 100 with 582 ratings
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