Colorado Brewing and Trading Co. Reviews


Cletus
Colorado Brewing Raspberry Wheat 2.6
Please note that on my older reviews I used a 100 point scale. To make up for any scoring discrepancies, all palate and apearance scored are assigned a neutralized 3/5.

Undated review: This beer was very fruity in flavor. It tastes more like Bartles & James than a beer. One for the women.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Cletus
Colorado Brewing Wheat Me 3.4
Please note that on my older reviews I used a 100 point scale. To make up for any scoring discrepancies, all palate and apearance scored are assigned a neutralized 3/5.

Undated review: This was a golden beer with a white head (actual name was slightly different). The beer smelled like dust and sweet. It tasted very hoppy in a good way.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Cletus
Colorado Brewing Irish Dry Stout 2.6
Please note that on my older reviews I used a 100 point scale. To make up for any scoring discrepancies, all palate and apearance scores are assigned a neutralized 3/5.

Undated notes. Pours dark brown with a tan very creamy head. This was a sweet malty beer. Very similar to Guinness.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Cletus
Colorado Brewing Ruperts Big Nose Brown 2.6
Please note that on my older reviews I used a 100 point scale. To make up for any scoring discrepancies, all palate and apearance scored are assigned a neutralized 3/5.

06/01/02: This tasted nice and nutty but was watery. The smell reminded me of vegetables. It wasn’t a bad beer but they make some others that are much better. I’ll have to remember to skip this one the nest time I’m there.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Cletus
Colorado Brewing Red Rocks 3.2
Please note that on my older reviews I used a 100 point scale. To make up for any scoring discrepancies, all palate and apearance scored are assigned a neutralized 3/5.

01/17/03: This is nice and malty and it has some sweet candy like flavors. The smell is on the hoppy side but there’s also some grassy aromas there. Tastes full bodied.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Cletus
Colorado Brewing Old Hand 2.6
Please note that on my older reviews I used a 100 point scale. To make up for any scoring discrepancies, all palate and apearance scored are assigned a neutralized 3/5.

05/15/03: I’m not sure about this one. The alcohol punches you in the face from the start. It does have some nice dry malty features, but this one is not for me.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Cletus
Colorado Brewing Gorgeous Blonde 3.4
Please note that on my older reviews I used a 100 point scale. To make up for any scoring discrepancies, all palate and apearance scored are assigned a neutralized 3/5.

01/22/03: This looks great in the glass. It’s yellow with a billowy foam at the the top. I like the way this one is dry but also has some spiciness to it. It’s also nicely full bodied.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Cletus
Colorado Brewing Hat Trick IPA 3.4
Please note that on my older reviews I used a 100 point scale. To make up for any scoring discrepancies, all palate and apearance scored are assigned a neutralized 3/5.

07/07/01: I don’t get to try IPAs fresh too often but they’re meant to travel so I guess that’s not a big deal. This smells like oranges and tastes bitter with some caramel there. I like it quite a bit.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Cletus
Colorado Brewing DoppelZok 3.8
Please note that on my older reviews I used a 100 point scale. To make up for any scoring discrepancies, all palate and apearance scored are assigned a neutralized 3/5.

07/01/03: I understand that the guy who made this is a homebrewer. He should definitely try to sellhis product more often! A great beer that is chocolatey with a nice spicy bite to it. The maltiness goes on forever.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

rachmeister
Colorado Brewing Raspberry Wheat 3.7
Pretty decent beer. The raspberry wasn’t overpowering, but definitely there.
Saturday, October 27, 2007

spkldhenlvr24
Colorado Brewing Ruperts Big Nose Brown 3.1
On Tap in Colorado. Alright brown ale. Deep brown color and small tan head. Very full bodied flavor. A lot of malt. Decent
Wednesday, June 02, 2004

UnionMade
Colorado Brewing DoppelZok 4.6
Decadence. Pours black with a grayed tan head. Aroma is hugely sweet and roasty, with coffee, chocolate, and plenty of roasted malt. Flavor is huge and impressive. Big big bittersweet roastiness, with coffee, chocolate, slight licorice, a hint of cherry, raisin, and a touch of nuttiness. Extremely complex, massive body, wonderful small bubbled mouthfeel. In the vein of Celebrator. Fantastic.
Monday, July 07, 2003

UnionMade
Colorado Brewing Hat Trick IPA 3.8
On cask. Pours nice and frothy in that inimitable cask conditioned way. Big hoppy aroma, with a bit of citrus and good malty backbone. Flavor is clean and sharp. Nice IPA. Plenty of body, well balanced, slightly estery, adding a grapefruit flavor. Hops are just right. Nice beer. My idea of a proper IPA.
Monday, July 07, 2003

VENOM
Colorado Brewing Old Hand 4
Whiskey appearance of clear copper with a dollop of light tan cream. Cask like carbonation. Dry, hoppy and aggressively alcoholic. Massive amounts of Goldings hops balance the toffee malts and grainy candied sweetness. Medium thick body. Lush and supple. A perfect sipping style Strong ale.
Monday, August 26, 2002

VENOM
Colorado Brewing Irish Dry Stout 3.6
Opaque with a thick creamy tan head on a non-nitro pour. Minimal carbonation. Thin, sourish initially. Dry. Cocoa elements and heaps of roasted malts. Slightly watery as expected. Raspberry hints. Thickens and generates a coffee aspect as it warms. Light bodied. Smooth and easy drinking. A solid, albeit thin, dessert brew.
Monday, August 26, 2002

VENOM
Colorado Brewing Wheat Me 4
Hazy amber with a sticky light tan head. Slow carbonation. Huge hop nose. Hoppy, citric and lush with bushy hop notes. Mellow body. Medium natured. Alcohol tasted in wisps. Dangerous with loads of Cascade hops and wheat malts for supreme drinkability. Surprised me with the amount of hops in this one.
Monday, August 26, 2002

VENOM
Colorado Brewing Vienna Lager 3.5
Clear amber with a thin light tan head. Light carbonation. Clean, crisp smooth and malty sweet. Some citrus elements as well. Medium light body. Sharp and tingly. Well lagered. Toasted caramel coated popcorn flavors emerge as it warms. Good session brew.
Monday, August 26, 2002

AceOfHearts
Colorado Brewing Red Rocks 3.5
I had forgotten that I drank this a few weeks ago. Quite refreshing and crisp, I liked the hoppiness. Amber-reddish color.
Friday, June 07, 2002

VENOM
Colorado Brewing Hat Trick IPA 2.9
Nice english version with a slight americanized addition of Cascades, but not too much. Definate Goldings aroma and flavor and just a nice mellow brew, but no IPA by any means.
Saturday, June 30, 2001

VENOM
Colorado Brewing Ruperts Big Nose Brown 2.6
Average brown. Just too much caramel malts and not enough of anything else. Too sweet as well.
Saturday, June 30, 2001

VENOM
Colorado Brewing Moon Spice 3.5
Better than average with a nice flavor and mouthfeel. Perfect blend of spices with none overtaking the other. Nice job.
Saturday, June 30, 2001

VENOM
Colorado Brewing Red Rocks 3.6
Nice irish red. Crisp and clean with a nice malt flavor and excellent Goldings hoppiness. Awesome brew.
Saturday, June 30, 2001

VENOM
Colorado Brewing Gorgeous Blonde 3.1
Nice version of a czech style pils. Crisp and clean with a noticable Saaz spiciness and mellow malt background.
Saturday, June 30, 2001

VENOM
Colorado Brewing Raspberry Wheat 3.3
Nice lambic style wheat brew with an awesome rasberry flavor. Tart and mildly sour with not too much effervescence.
Saturday, June 30, 2001