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RATINGS: 740   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
A deep, bold nut brown ale beautifully balanced with rich dark malts and a complex hop character converging to reveal a simply enchanting elixir.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidelis83 (2267) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 13, 2010
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RedSox2004 (1553) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - OCT 21, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Standard nut bown ale, altough it’s kind of spritzy with the carbonation and nothing special in flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brian60625 (745) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - SEP 8, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (22322) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2003
Bottled. Mahogany colour. Chocolatey, lemony aroma. Sweet, mild and clean with some acidity. Not very convincing.

   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.

   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.

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