Widmer Brothers Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon. This 22 ounce bottle comes in a box, presumably because it is a one-of-a-kind Brothers' Reserve beer. This one happens to be Limited Release #2 corresponding to Spring 2010. The label says this is a Rob Widmer favorite and denotes that with an X in the box by Rob's name. Kurt's name is there too but no X. Not sure if both are allowed to have checks, but Kurt didn't X his Box if it was allowed. Probably when it's your brewery, you can make whatever rules you want.
Nice fruity pear, sweet syrup and alcoholic booze aroma. It works! There is a thick and syrupy start, plenty sweet with quite a bit of honey and (mostly overly) overripe pears. The 10% alcohol is noticeable, providing a sweet wine type component to the profile. And while surely there, the alcohol is mostly tame (and I was very worried that was not going to be the case). Lightly spicy, cider-ish. Pretty flat, yet very smooth. Medium body, yet very simple. Honestly, this doesn't really taste like a beer at all and is a little weird. In a nutshell, too sweet, and that sweetness is linked to the overly ripe pears mentioned above--they are borderline. Interesting, yet not for me. I'm still drinking it, too. Getting harder!
No pictures tonight, Holmes. I can't find the camera. I am pretty sure the wife or mi suegra took it somewhere today after using it last night, showing off some photos from the shoot. When I find it, I'll try to remember to photograph the bottle and box for you!
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