Description:"Got the holiday blues? Out of ideas as to what to get that special someone? Don't worry, Kurt and Rob Widmer have the answer – give the gift of beer! More specifically, Brrr! Widmer's hard working brewmasters have handcrafted this year's edition special for the holiday season." —Widmer Bros. Brewing Co.
Random thoughts: This is the eleventh of my winter seasonal reviews. At the Beer Blogger's Conference in Boulder, I tasted Widmer's Brrrbon, a bourbon barrel-aged version of this beer. It was served to us by Rob Widmer himself! Quite a treat for this beer geek!
The tasting: Reddish orange in color with a white head that dissipated slowly, with some lacing. Aroma of citrus (grapefruit) and piney hops. The same citrus and piney hops are also present in taste, but there's also a solid caramel malt base and some spice in the finish. Medium bodied. It has a 7.2% ABV, but I didn't taste the alcohol at all. So be careful with this one!
Rating: 4 star. Really good! I want this again!I consider this to be a hoppy beer with a great malt base. I really liked this beer a lot. I finished it faster than I drink most of my beers. Great job Kurt & Rob! Now I need go find some more Brrrbon!