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RATINGS: 714   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A deep, bold nut brown ale beautifully balanced with rich dark malts and a complex hop character converging to reveal a simply enchanting elixir.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
The color was a mild brown. A typical mediocre brown, should I be even getting into the flavors??? oh...i suppose. This beer’s nose was full of sweet malts and roasted coffee. Not much flavor to speak of. mild chocolate, lots of coffee, salty nuts and caramel.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2004
Bottle. Pours a clear see through orangey/redish/brown, with a paper thin lacey head. Aroma is sweet, sour, coffee, and nutty maltyness. The body is medium/thin but perfect for this beer, not too thick but at the same time not too thin. I get some nutty roast malt in the flavor not to be out done by some floral hops that stand up pretty nicely. The beer kind of grew on me. There is a little metalic flavor that i did not care for, but all in all not bad. I kind of reminded me of something between a English Pale Ale, an ESB, and a Brown Ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2604) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 25, 2004
Nutty, toasty malt aroma, somewhat bready and sweet, a light dosage of balancing fruity hops is apparent as well. Deep reddish brown color, filtered, with a slight but persistent creamy head. Flavor is actually fairly well balanced between the sweet, lightly roasty, grainy brown maltiness and the fruity, faintly citric hops. A bit of toffeeish sweetness lies in between. Low bitterness, but features a fresh hop character deep into the finish. Relatively smooth on the palate, body is medium. As Browns go, this is certainly respectable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2004
Dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of bread and nuts. Flavor of sweet malt and nuts. Pretty good and drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2004
Dark, caramel-y brown in color, with reddish foot and side, with a good, 1/4 " faint-tan head of foam with sticks it out for a bit. Aroma: led by notes of nuts and toffee, rich and malty, but still well-hopped and full of character. Taste: powerful carbonation on this one, bubbly through the mouthfeel, texture is tasty, toasty, dark. This is a lively brown ale, smooth in the extreme, ultimately drinkable. Gets a bit too sweet and cola-ish for my own tastes. but if you’re merely searching for an easily drunk, enjoyable-enough beverage to drink the night away with, the Messiah will do.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2004
Dark brown color, tan head. Malty with notes of caramel, toffee, earth, medium-bodied, OK.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Had quite a hoppy feel to start and finished malty. Kinda reminded me of a Scotch Ale, but stronger in flavor and a bit more hoppy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2004
Well…. What should I say? It’s not a beer with a great deal of depth, intrigue, complexity, or character; the name is the greatest attribute. The beer pours a dark chestnut colored body with a light tan head. The aroma and flavor are roasted with malt, a touch of toffee and toasted wheat bread. Palate is medium… it’s not a bad beer but it’s just lacking any real personality.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10142) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2004
Bottled: Dark amber coloured. Head is light beige. Malt, light spices, sweetness in the aroma. Malt and some flowers in the flavour. Vague bitterness in the end. Boring.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Nice malty, somewhat roasted aroma, with hints of vanilla. Roastiness is balanced well throughout. A good brown ale, quite enjoyable.


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