Tasted >10 days before official release, I feel privileged to post our official tasting of the first beer in the new Widmer Brothers Brothers’ Reserve series, Widmer Brothers Cherry Oak Doppelbock. See Oh Happy Day #8 – Widmer Brothers Cherry Oak Doppelbock for the official unboxing. Read here for the official review.
The cast: “The Belly”, Mr. Dave, and myself.
The setting: my kitchen
The experience: outstanding! First things first… looks like they nailed it exactly as intended. Of course you would expect that from folks as reputable as Kurt and Rob, but you never know… too many conflicting experiences… Anyhow, as I was saying… they nailed it. Cherry, oak, and doppelbock all mixed in a perfect union of beer goodness. From nose to finish, this brew is calculated and exact. This amber-colored brew starts you off with a with subtle cherry and malt wafting through a tan head… the taste is silky smooth, warming, lightly carbonated… the finish is right back to the cherry and malt and a hint of caramel with just a little tartness to round it all off. An end to end great experience.
This one is close to hall of fame… really close. Close enough that when I get another bottle and taste it again, I might change my rating… will have to see. At least for the style… will have to noodle on it. In any case, it is a clear winner and belongs at the top of the For the Win category.
Great job on the first brew in the series and looking forward to future releases, guys!
JBB6 Rating: For the Win