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RATINGS: 711   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2012
I’ve read that back in the 19th century and south of the Thames, brown ales were the young Brit’s introduction to beer because they were sweet and weak in alcohol content. They were also popular with used car salesmen, according to George Melly. That’s fitting for Messiah because it’s sweet and easy to drink, but not necessarily interesting. Rusty brown color and light bodied.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with dark orange highlights. The head was thin and light brown. Big malty aroma, mostly buttery caramel, dates, and subdued roasted nuts. Medium bodied and moderately sweet. Molasses, caramel, and roasted nut flavors.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19187) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2003
Bottled. Mahogany colour. Chocolatey, lemony aroma. Sweet, mild and clean with some acidity. Not very convincing.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2004
Nice dark, thick, ale. Rolls nicely down the tongue and nice soft aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - APR 30, 2004
Very dark brown with ruby highlights, light aroma of sweet-roasty-musty malt. Hops are subdued, and the malt character is distinctive though not very engaging; nutty and roasty or a bit mucky and not blended that well. A tad watery and less complex as it warms. Not on board for this one, and I find the boasty, religious-tainted bottle notes annoying.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JMerritt (1764) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2004
Dark brown with flecks of garnet. Head is initially medium and light brown, but quickly fades to nothingness like the head of a quickly poured soda. Slight whiffs of brown sugar and roasted malt in the aroma. Mildly sweet flavor, again with brown sugar and molasses notes, with a moderately roasty finish. Traces of aspirin in the aftertaste. Very lightly bitter. Carbonation is a touch too high, and the body is rather thin.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2005
Either my palate was completely trashed by the few previous beers or this had absolutely no taste. I’ve never seen a beer this dark with so little flavor.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4349) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2005
Not much here. A standard brown ale, mildly sweet. Well carbonated. Very faint roasted flavor.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bkurtz (726) - PERU - DEC 17, 2005
Poured a reddish brown wothout much head. Nice balance, nothing overwhelming, but a little watery. A decent brown ale.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
doughert82 (20) - Bay Area, California, USA - APR 1, 2007
(bottle) Crisp brown ale with refreshing taste. But nothing to get excited about, in short, their are many browns I would drinkl before this.


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