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

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3.61/5
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583 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:
#37,049
Reviews:
229
Ratings:
583
pDev:
15.51%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
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Photo of srhoadsy
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2011 bottling. Served slightly chilled into a snifter.

Pours a cloudy copper color with very slight head and no lacing.

Strong aromas of caramelized sugars, dried fruit and vanilla.

Flavors of caramelized sugar, candied citrus peel, toasted coconut with a touch of booze.

Medium to heavy bodied with a surprisingly crisp finish on the tongue. Mild and sweet aftertaste with just a hint of alcohol burn.

Surprised at some of the lower scores on this one. Maybe the aging helped this one immensely, but I can definitely say this was one of the better beers I've had in a while. Kicking myself for not having cellared several more bottles of this.

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Photo of mscudder
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of leftoverburrito
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of khensley
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Red in color, spider web lacing, faint rings per sip.

Smells like black liquorish in the woods.

Sweet front of tongue, intriguing bubble-gum/mike and ike's type of finish. Intriguing transition from sweet, to tart, to bitter in the back of the throat. Very sophisticated profile of flavor. Alcohol content is masked in the myriad of flavors that present themselves. A truly one of a kind flavor, which makes this beer worth sampling.

Big enough to fill the mouth, but not too big to be chewy. A bit undefined in the tongue tickle, but not so much than I mind.

I'm taken back to my days of a bourbon aficionado, when I drank too much whisky and coke. This beer tastes as close to whisky and coke as I could possible imagine. I love whisky and coke! Never saw this coming. How did they do it? A whole new category of beer. Try it, at least for the sake of sampling a one of a kind beer!!

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Photo of jrpapajcik
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Kelp
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of LuceScrew
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of LSx
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Satchboogie
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of GeePee
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of PStriedl
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of SuomiHobbit
1.25/5  rDev -65.4%

Photo of Lanstrum
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of CountryRock2001
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From Fall '10

Appearance - pours a cloudy light reddish amber. A thin head of tan breaks up quickly, just a scattered cover after setup, yet somehow manages some impressive lace patterns, apparently from the collar.

Aroma - faintly malty, only because the vanilla and wood are pretty dominant. Not an aggresive smelling beer by any stretch, but it's obviously bourbonized.

Taste - some light toastiness to the malt, going a bit bitter mid-palate as wood, spices, mild caramel, and some abv heat kick in. The wood continues to show on the aftertaste, providing a little twangy bite on the finish. Ends warmly, decent lingering boozy flavor but not especially layered or complex.

Mouthfeel - smooth, weighty, low key carbonation. Very enjoyable.

Overall - a fine sipper for the last few weeks of winter '13, it aged nicely.

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Photo of LordBowler
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of CaptainNomihodai
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.1/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had on -tap at Final Gravity in Roseville, CA

Appearance - A clear, reddish copper served to me with a thin, off-white head.

Smell - Smells like watered down bourbon. Sweet, oaky and boozy.

Taste - Follows the nose: watered down bourbon. Touches of caramel. Boozy. Not much else to describe.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with low carbonation. Smooth. Goes down easy enough.

Overall - Call me unimpressed. Truly tastes like bourbon that's been cut with water. That's it. Really nothing else to it. Definitely a beer that won't be on my future want list.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Kopfschuss
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 583 ratings
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