tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A decent offering, well worth the money and i’d possibly get it again. Just didn’t knock my socks off. Not a bad brown ale, missing some of the nuttiness or chocolate id look for, but nice and sweet and drinkable.
fidelis83 (2267) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 13, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear mahogany brown with a 2 finger, creamy, beige head that has good retention. Aroma is toasted nuts, sweet white bread crust, lots of dark caramel, a little burnt sugar, floral, planty and light citrus hops. Maybe a hint of chocolate as well. Flavor is sweet caramel, brown sugar, a touch of roast, walnuts, woody and lightly bitter citrus hops. It all seems pretty good until this very strange aftertaste come around, well after swallowing, it tastes like old dried corn grains and brown lettuce. Definitely brings the beer down a couple of pegs. Palate is fairly light bodied, slightly syrupy and a over carbonated. I don’t know what it is, but this beer dove off a freaking cliff on my second drink. Must be the first beer after work phenomenon. Still not to bad, but at first sip it seemed great.
RedSox2004 (1553) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - OCT 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber brown wih a modest head and minimal lace. Nutty caramel with hints of toffee flavor. Medium body and mouthfeel, minimal carbonation. Inoffensive, just not terribly interesting.
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Standard nut bown ale, altough it’s kind of spritzy with the carbonation and nothing special in flavor.
brian60625 (745) - Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - SEP 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12-ounce brown bottle from the Clifton Park brewery. Pours an opaque brown, medium-bodied, early hop bitterness then a dry malty flavor. slightly sharp chocolate character. Overall, OKAY.
omhper (22322) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Mahogany colour. Chocolatey, lemony aroma. Sweet, mild and clean with some acidity. Not very convincing.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice dark, thick, ale. Rolls nicely down the tongue and nice soft aftertaste.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - APR 30, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.