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Old 11-14-2008, 03:22 AM   #11
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I had two more bottles of this tonight. In my opinion this is one of the best Widmer products I've had. For a company that is on the larger side of craft brewing they definately did a top notch job here. The Widmer site gives grains and hops, so I'm seriously considering a clone.

Was trying to figure out what Alchemy hops were, and luckily found the answer here at Homebrewtalk. In my opinion I'm picking up chinook in the beer.

availability Late Oct. - Early Jan.
bitterness 50 IBU
alcohol by volume 7.2%
original gravity 17° PLATO
malts PALE, CARAMEL 10L & 80L,
MUNICH 10L, CARAPILS, DARK CHOCOLATE
hops BITTERING: ALCHEMY
AROMA: SIMCOE & CASCADE
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:28 AM   #12
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My local bar had it on tap a couple of weeks ago. I think it's far better than jubelale by Deschutes although generally I like Deschutes brews more than Widmer.

I'd be interested in a clone recipe. On their website they list their bittering hops as alchemy which is actually a blend of hops.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/widm...my-hops-26396/


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Old 11-14-2008, 03:32 AM   #13
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I can't compare it to Jubelale or pick one over the other because I would marry Jubelale if I could. But I think Brrr would make a great mistress.
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:35 PM   #14
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I'd be interested in a clone recipe. On their website they list their bittering hops as alchemy which is actually a blend of hops.
I'm using 1/3 each of Warrior, Horizon, and Zeus for my Broken Halo clone (Millennium is similar to CTZ).

They use lots of crystal 10 which is probably where the sweetness comes from.
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:19 AM   #15
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I'm finally trying this brew tonight and although it doesn't fit the mold of a typical winter brew, this stuff is phenomenal. I'd probably classify it as an IPA. The piney, citrusy hop flavor/aroma is spot on for a hophead like myself. This would be an excellent year around brew if it were actually available. I'll be stocking up on Snowplow and Brrr this winter.
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:29 AM   #16
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My wife brought home a sixer of this yesterday. We tried a bottle tonight and I thought that it was a nice amber ale with a pleasant hop flavor. I poured a bottle of this and a pint of an amber I have on tap and got them confused when I brought them into the kitchen, the color was so close. The way we were able to tell was that the Brrr had more hop flavor then ours.
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:35 AM   #17
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Brrr is the best Winter beer I've had.
It's also the best Widmer beer they've made.
Gotta love that SIMCOE!!!
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:53 AM   #18
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I believe Brrr is based on the '06 Spring seasonal Hoppy Red. I haven't had Brrr yet but did enjoy the red.
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:05 PM   #19
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First one I tried, I was not blown away. second one was much better, then I had the third bottle and was liking it way more. I really liked it after the fourth.

Then I realized it was 7.2%.


Brrr definantly sneaks up on you.
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Old 12-31-2008, 04:27 AM   #20
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I had this today and was floored by the taste and aroma. This beer got me more excited about a beer than I've been in a while. If there are any Seattle folks out there, it should remind you of Big Time Brewery's IPAs. IMO that brewery produces the best beers around, I just wish they bottled. Some of you said that this beer's sweetness comes from higher amounts of crystal, I've gotta try that. Have any of you had any luck cloning this since your original posts?


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