Widmer Brothers Vanilla Barrel Aged Brrrbon ’13
Widmer Brothers Vanilla Barrel Aged Brrrbon ’13 is a Winter Warmer, 90% ale aged with vanilla beans in bourbon barrels and 10% ale. I have found the original Brrr to be enjoyable in the past, so I was curious to see how the vanilla and bourbon barrel changed the beer. It turns out patience is the key with this one! I was surprised, and slightly disappointed, at the lack of vanilla at first. There was lots of wonderful bourbon flavor, but I just wanted the beer to be more vanilla sweet and a bit smoother. The vanilla really came out as it warmed, becoming a vanilla-sweet boozy sipper. Probably a one time thing, so grab a bottle if you still see one sitting around somewhere.