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RATINGS: 719   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.


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2004
hazy brown, foamy beige head. malty aroma not unlike pizza dough, but not stuffed crust. easrthy hop with mild roast, coffee and raisin. flavour and body are pretty thin. not great.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2005 You should know that I am not a big fan of Brown Ales, although I will drink it ocassionally because Newcastle is so available even in Bud/Miller establishments. Great looking beer, smells great but you really have to inhale. Good, full mouthfeel. Hops are light-medium and dissapate quickly leading to a malty/molasses taste with a strange aftertaste. Overall a good solid beer but overpriced because of the kitschy/funny packaging. Probably a step up from Newcastle but not by much. Says it is kosher, but that could be part of the schtick - what would not be kosher in beer??

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (8269) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2004
Thanks to Darkover for the trade. Pretty gimmicky name, yes? Pours a dark brown color with a thin beige head. Thin lacing rings. The aroma is nutty and roasty. Medium-bodied with toasted malt, hops and a bit of fruit in the flavor. The finish is lightly malty with just a hint a hops. Overall this is an average Brown Ale.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crockett (1009) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2004
Pours red/brown with a tan head. Decent lacing but the foam fades away pretty quick. Clean fresh aroma of fruity hops and light spice. Toasty. Looks and smells better than it tastes. Thin and watery, some molases and nuts. Smooth milky finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jew02 (16) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Bought this beer just because of the bottle. It turns out that this kosher beer has a great flavor. Wouldn’t recommend this as part of a drinking game but if you just lounging and rinking its a great beer.

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 (2627) - 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 (1517) - 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.


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