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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
OH BROTHER! is one of a series of special limited-run beers in styles that are more extreme or unusual. <P>This crisp, straw-colored ale is blessed with a host of spicy and fruity aromas. We brew it from pilsener malt, candy sugar and some very non-traditional hop choices. But hey, we never said we were monks. We’re just brothers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5673) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2005
Not quite straw and too light for golden, a liquid that is quite yellow and orange in color. A slight haze. Head diminishes rather quickly leaving a ring and thin lid of tiny bubbles. Interesting aromas, with mild attic dust, light fruit and touch of marzipan. It does make your nose work. Does seem very light on the palate with a small bubble lift off the tongue. I must use the word interesting again. Quite dry for a tripel. Some more dust, along with with light citrus, and a honey dryness. Has some sparkling mead qualities. Light spice note mid quaff. Not a lot of malt flavors floating about in this one. more white vinous qualities. It does not fit the triple style that well, but it sure fits the belgian strong category.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Deep clear gold. Nose spicy, a bit musty, some orange and lemon. Very thick and syrupy, a bit off-putting. Flavor is tart and sour, sugars are a bit muted, quite a bit of spice. Very fruity. Between the odd flavor profile and the syrupy character, this pretty much bites as a tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsquire (4167) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2005
Hazy yellow gold out of the bottle, with a thin white head and a nose of stale white wine. This beer has a sour tang to it that I do not prefer. Flavor is of old lemon rinds, old apricots, and very old strawberries. The finish is of white grapes and yesterday’s white wine. This may have suffered because it followed so much Thanksgiving champagne, but it is still not a great triple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2005
Courtesy of Pialhead. Pours dark golden yellow with no head. Muted fruity aroma with slight alcohol. Very sweet le,om like flavor with some spice through the middle. Flavor is very one dimensional, but for some reason I’m o.k. with that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Hazy burnt orange with a medium white head. Candy sugar, cirtrus and yeast in the nose. Flavour is apricots, malts and orange with some good spicyness. Good alcohol, orange and spice, quite a nice effort, very belgian, though I’m not sure it’s a trippel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2005
Hazy orange-yellow beer with fine creamy froth. Aroma is outspoken fruity, its like smelling the dough of a unbaked lemoncake. There are soft yeasty accents with touches of abricot, peaches, Clementines in syrup (canned version Del Monte) dried orange skin, soft spices and fat yoghurt with fresh pieces of pineapple. The taste is Cake like and very fruity. It has hints of malts, milkbread, confit d’orange, masis banda, apricot chutny, white candi sugar, sultanas, and some mascarpone cheese. The hops are allmost not detectable but gives this brew an extra touch. Huge thanks Denton (Jokes) for sending me this most original brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9532) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2005
Light-orange beer, very sparkling hue, some hazyness; good white head, fine and with slightly orange taint. White candy sugar, as well as the inevitable citrus. Fruity and vinous nose, dried apricots, botrytis. Dry orange peel, touch of spiciness, tinned mandarine parts on juice, and I cannot exactly place the spice. Quite dry, whilst spritzy MF despite little visible carbonation. Very original taste - even when I would rather call it Belgian strong ale than a classic tripel. Fusel alcohols, real ethanol is very well hidden. Big thanks to Lachesis, who brought me what Jason and Jim didn’t - but it’s great, brothers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 25, 2005
quiet palate, vinous in nature. it suprised me, but not in any fantastic way. a sugary, fruity, vinous ale with a dash of spice. it reminded me of a wheat gone wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jzzbassman (1587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2005
Almost like I got a different beer than many of these ratings. The flavor was nicely balanced, with a hint of canteloupe at the beginning and a slight pleasing sourness at the end. Not overly sweet and I really enjoyed it. Thanks July Santa!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6427) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of Duane via trade. Aroma is pretty light with some banana and spice. Pours a hazy yellow with a small white head. A tad sour (lemon) with some light banana. Banana increases in the finish along with some spice.

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