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RATINGS: 742   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A deep, bold nut brown ale beautifully balanced with rich dark malts and a complex hop character converging to reveal a simply enchanting elixir.

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fiulijn (21274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2014 As He’Brew Messiah Bold
Dark mahogany color. Aroma of caramel, roasted nuts, wet soil. The mouthfeel is quite dry, with a strong dark caramel taste and some roasted and chocolate malt. Bitter but without hop quality. Unimpressive.

2.8
harrisoni (19348) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2009
Bottle from Utobeer. Very dark brown colour with thin disappearing head. Some dry malt on aroma, some yeastiness. Mouthfeel is ok, but nothing interesting, flavours are some sour fruit and some dry malt. Bit toasty. Bit of nuttiness I suppose, some drying on tongue on finish. Fine, but rather bland and dull I thought. Not even as interesting as a British premium bitter of this strength. The malts are there, but don’t impart sufficient flavour. No bad or off flavours.

2.7
mcberko (18999) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2012
12 oz. bottle, pours a dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of sweet candied dried fruits, nuts, sweet dark malts, and chocolate cake. Flavour is less full, with toasted nuts, muted dried fruits, roasted dark malts and some feint molasses. Quite easy to drink, but also a rather muting flavour profile - but maybe my taste buds have been scorched off after so many big beers. Solid, but unmemorable.

2.5
Oakes (18873) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2008
Bottle, Alibi Room
Red-accented brown. Fruity nose - raspberry and some chocolate notes. Thin body, light fruitiness and insipid coffee. Not exactly my kind of beer.

2.5
rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
Bottle. Amber color, offwhite head. Malty chocolate aroma, a bit unfresh. Roasted malt flavor, a bit too thin.

3
TBone (18228) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2009
Bottled 5,6% (at Chriso, BB 12/2009) Dark ruby brown color, small creamy beige head. Nutty, kandi sugar aroma. Papery malty flavor, light nuts, caramelly flavor. Some hops in the aftertaste.

3.1
jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark. Nose of lager malt, raisin and light hops. Taste of raisin, lager malt and light toffee.

3
bhensonb (15768) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Malty aroma typical of an American brown ale. Clear brownish amber color with reddish hilites. A little white head that laces a mite. Has a smooth malty taste, again it’s a brown ale. Mouthfeel is medium, and creamier than most brown ales. There is a hint of some sort of spiciness, and there is a little hop at the end. Overall it’s a brown ale.

3.1
Ratman197 (15376) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2008
Bottle poured a clear brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of cocoa, carmel, light fruittiness and a hint of spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, nuts and a hint of spice with a smooth semisweet finish.

3.3
DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 28, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2013 Re-rate 6/10/13: Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Tom L. Roastiness, chocolate, nuts, caramel, some herbal hops. Bittersweet, finishes bitter. Decent. 7/3/6/3/13=3.2

Re-rate 2/13: Bottle. Beer Of The Month Club. Dark brown with a medium beige head. Nutty malty aroma with light toastiness/roastiness, some caramel, notes of chocolate and a light fruity hint. Sweetish malty and nutty flavor, slightly roasty, with a dry finish with mild hoppy bitterness. Medium-bodied. A good easy-drinking Brown Ale. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4

Bottle sample at a tasting. Dark brown color with a beige head. Malty aroma with some roastiness, some nuts and hints of caramel. Sweetish malty flavor with a bit of roastiness and a bit of nuts. A dry and mildly roasted finish. Medium-bodied. Nice. 6/4/6/3/13=3.2


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