Brew Review: Brothers Reserve Barrel Aged Brrrbon

by Kelli H. on April 24, 2012

Beer: (Widmer) Brothers Reserve Barrel Aged Brrrbon
Date: 4-7-12 (Right after getting engaged!)
Location: Portland, OR
Type: Winter Brrr Seasonal aged in bourbon barrels
Availablity: Limited Release #3 Fall 2010
Alochol: 9.4%
Price: $11.99/22 oz

Aroma: Wood and bourbon/liquor

Appearance: Hazy, dark, amber

Body & Texture: Smooth, light-medium bodied, no bite, great lacing. Not much head retention, off white/tan head.

Aftertaste: Woodsy and bourbon.

Overall Impression:
Surprised! Not what I was expecting at all. This has no alcohol bite to it, which I really appreciated. I went into this tasting with my mind clouded with judgement. I thought it would taste like strong bourbon, but to me, this tasted much better than bourbon. I would definitely recommend this beer to any craft brew lover. I really was so happy with this tasting. If you can find this very limited release, pick it up, and do a tasting with some friends. I think everyone would be pleasantly surprised. My dad gave me this beer, as well as another Brothers Reserve (review coming next week), and I was super happy with it. So, thank you, dad!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers April 24, 2012 at 12:30 pm

I have to admit, I’m not a big bourbon beer fan, but you’re pictures are downright lovely!


Cait April 24, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Oh my goodness – is that snow under there!?!

And I agree completely with Tiffany – that’s EXACTLY what I was going to say! Not the biggest beer fan but your pictures are amazing!


Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) April 24, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Thank you! Yes, it is snow! The little bit that was left in Tahoe.


Maren April 24, 2012 at 9:42 pm

ooo this one looks especially tasty!


Jane April 25, 2012 at 6:23 am

Did it come in that fancy box?! Girl, you so fancy!! I’ve never tried a bourban beer. In fact didn’t know they existed. I need to branch out more often!


Made in Sonoma April 25, 2012 at 6:35 pm

You know me, so fancy!

Reply April 26, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Gorgeous bottle, lovely box, and not EVEN all that expensive for a bomber. This looks like a great choice from your daddio!


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