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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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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. Weíre just brothers.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4991) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2005
[draught at The Map Room] - somewhat cloudy gold, with almost no head or lace (appears almost flat) - mild, yeasty aroma, with a touch of lemon/orange, clove, maybe - a little peppery as others have noted, with enough sweetness to cut it, but not to overpower - fairly balanced, but really not all that interesting or different - there are lots of great american-made tripels, but this is just run-of-the-mill.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5541) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2005
This is a nice drink, but not "extreme or unusual" as advertized. It pours a slightly hazed golden body with a very short-lived fizzy white head that couldnít care less about lacing. Itís got a soft, yeastily fruity aroma - bananas, cherries, orange (?) - and is a little tart. Lively in the mouth, it has a sweet malt and citric flavor backed up by cloves and white pepper. Itís got a sticky-dry, peppery finish. Despite itís 8.5% abv, this comes across more like a Belgian golden ale than it does an abbey tripel.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2005
22 oz bottle. pours a light gold cloudy pour, with little head to show off. Nose shows off a variety of amazing notes right off the bat... banana, cloves, big time pepper. Taste expands on that pepper taste, as well as other aromas. Yeastyness? if thats a word pushes its head through upon my first sip. Very nice brew, especially for a local.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 30, 2005
22 oz bottle, [fresh 2005 bottling]: cloudy, dusty peach colored body with an almost non-existent champagne colored head. Clove and banana flesh effervescence tingle my eye lashes as well as my nostrils. Spicy yeast mixes with orange rinds and cracked pepper to release an incredibly complex and deep flavour, that has a wonderful balance. A long sourness in the finish also lends well to the initial spice. White grape skins and another dose of ground cloves wraps a wonderful beer from the brothers in Warrenville. Thanks guys!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Hazy golden body with a moderate, white, quickly diminishing head. Sweet, spicy and slightly sour aroma of coriander, clove, lemon, banana, bubblegum, sourdough bread, peach skins, other fruity esters and some whole, moderate grains. A little time to breathe, really brings out a lot of the beautiful aromas that are missing at first. The body isnít too thick, actually it could use a little more heft, but is very smooth, almost silky. The flavors highlight all of the complexity and beauty of the aroma. The sweet, fruity aromas match perfectly with the spices and yeast elements. The finish is long, but enjoyable and not too cumbersome in the middle of an extreme heat wave. The alcohol is all but non-existent. All told, this is easily the best beer Iíve had from Two Brothers. A true treat.


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