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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. We’re just brothers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (4781) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Golden honey color. No head at all. Aroma is yeast, sugar, fruit, and alcohol. There is a lot going on from the first sip. All of the aroma flavors along with some mildly bitter hop, yellow apples, wheat, and a hint of spice. No carbonation in the mouth. Yeast had settled to the bottom of the 22 oz. bottle and the pour was much darker upon emptying it. That must cause considerable difference between the bottle and draft. Aroma and flavor became more "wit-ish" with clove and banana. Not among the best of its style but still quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4763) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Sampled at the Two Brothers tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 5/21/09. Cloudy/chunky orange-ish copper pour with a medium off-white head. Yeasty and spicy aroma with a bit of tartness. Sweet and sour flavor with plenty of malt and citrus fruit. I liked this one a lot better than I thought I would.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (4701) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2008
Bomber, my 35th ’Tripel". Sweet and chalky, very yeasty nose, soft pale malts with just a little vanilla. Light spice and pepper. Hazy golden pour with a creamy beige head. Taste is sharply tart but not really all that acidic, gradually breadening out with some soft malt. Faint coriander and medium-strength pepper with a touch of orange rind and slightly harsher spice, perhaps a bit of booze toward the end, as well. Honey and phenols! Mediumish body. Wholly agree with the reviews that consider this a big Belgian Golden rather than a Tripel. And, though I’m dinging this a bit with a "low" rating (at 3.0), I still rather enjoyed drinking it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4572) - Brownstown, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 10, 2006
22 oz bottle from DiCarlos Armanetti in Mundelein, IL, (Dec 2005) drunk at cellar temperature from a La Chouffe glass at home. Pours with a smallish lasting snowy head atop a dark golden-amber translucent body....little lace or yeasty chunks apparent....middle-of-the-road sweet/sour aroma, with a bit of orangepeel and sourdough, little dusty-old yeast but really nothing to remember....mouthfeel fairly neutral with light yeastiness, medium body and a little syrupy/sticky character....flavor rather pedestrian, lightly orangey-peppery, bit of sourness and yeast....ehhh, hard to come up with anything to say, perhaps some sour apple as well towards the finish, yes that’s it, more tart than most at the end but really it doesn’t add up to anything significant, another attempt from these fine Illinois boys at something special that is just...adequate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Cloudy gold color with a thin head. Lots of coriander aroma, marshmallow and wheat. The flavor starts off heavy on the wheat, almost like a witbier. Plenty of coriander. Yeast and bread... very chewy. A bit of sugary sweetness on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JK (4349) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Wheaty. Banana. Way too much coriander in the aroma and the flavor. It dominates the beer and destroys any subtleies. Very much like a wit. Sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Poured a hazy gold-orange color with an off-white head. Yeasty aroma with spiced and floral notes. Sweet malt base. The flavor tasted flowery with malt in the middle and a rind bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2013
Backlog rating 3-11-2009 (Bottle) This beer pours a small off-white fizzy head that has good retention, one ring of lacing, floaties, visible carbonation, and the body hue is straw with a golden tint. The aroma is spicy, fruity, sugar, and malty. The taste is alcohol, spicy, fruity, sugar, malty, and some hops. The palate is spritzy and this is a medium bodied beer. This beer ends with a semi-dry finish. Overall, this is a beer I would drink again and the ABV does not overpower the taste.

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