Saturday, October 18, 2014

Widmer Brothers Brrrbon '13

This is a 9.4% ABV ale aged in bourbon barrels from Widmer Brothers of Portland, Oregon. It is 90% barrel aged mixed with 10% regular ale. It is an imperial version of their Brrr seasonal ale.

The beer pours a medium brown and burnt orange in color. There is about a half inch of light beige head. The aroma is vanilla, very oaky, light bourbon, over a sweet and tart ale, candied oranges and orange peels. The taste follows the aromas, lots of orange peel and oak, lesser amounts of vanilla and bourbon, both sweet and tart. The finish is astringent with a woody dryness. The beer is medium bodied, mostly smooth, with a light, tingling carbonation. This is quite good.

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