RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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.

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jmohno (1679) - Iowa, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Clear orange,no head. sweet vanilla,juicy-fruit,some bready yeast,spice ,sweet buttery carmel. Taste is mirrored,sweet, with more noticable spice,fruit,buttery carmel,orange-bannana.Clove.Mild grassyness more spicey though. very crisp tangy finish.Malty smooth. No alcohol detection.

andyhwcinc (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Purchased at Evolution Liquors in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on a Sunday late afternoon while watching the Bears crush the Jaguars. Appearance is a cloudy bright gold with a thin white head that rims around the glass. Aroma of Belgian yeast, coriander, clove, bit of vanilla, sweetness, smell is pretty nice but not like a typical Tripel in my opinion. Taste goes down nice and smooth with a light spiciness, pretty sweet stuff, I like it.

benfergy (248) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - OCT 6, 2012
The aroma is quite yeasty. The taste is a tad bit sweeter than other trippel ales, but this doesn’t cut into the flavor, so that’s good. Overall, a pretty good beer.

inechoic (4) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2012 does not count
22oz. Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a thin ring of head. Very clean taste and aroma, deceptively easy drinking for such a hefty beer. Well balanced for an American triple.

Headbanger (4022) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2012
22oz bottle 9/25/12 (Malloy’s Naperville)-44° in Trappist Glass-Pours am orangish amber with a small white ring for a head. Aroma of yeast, sugars, and malt. Taste of the same with a bit more yeast and hops. This is a decent well balanced brew.

BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Bomber bottle aged over a year and served in Duvel snifter:

Tasted side by side with Ommegang Tripel Perfection and Straffe Hendrik Brugs Tripelbier 9°

App: Amber orangy hue with almost no head nor lace, nearly lifeless. Even with the etched glass this struggled to produce any bubbles, sort of ugly compared to the other two. (2)

Aroma: Heavy toffee, candi sugar and bready malts, plummy, pitty, almonds, herbal, flowery and even a tad meaty. Much more different than the other two, smells simply sweeter and less fruity. (6)

The taste starts with some honey and sugary components, rich layers of malt and even some marizpan. Slight pop of leafy and grassy hops before lingering clove like spice and fruit nut cereal finish. Seems actually the most rustic and traditional tasting of the three. The aging does bring out some yeasty rustic notes as it warmed but that was welcomed. (7)

Mouth Feel and Overall: Very smooth alcohol presence on the palate, lush, oily and forgiving (4) Well it has it moments and shows some tribute to the classic style, this brew can not hold up the critic nor the old school tried and tested recipe. Ultimately the biggest knock I have of this brew is this unwillingness to go for the gold, seems happy being what it is. (13)

otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2011
Appearance: orange with some golden hay streaks along the sides and bottom. Pithy head fades fast into a thin layer bordered by a thicker collar. Swirls alright.
Nose: orange pulp, pith, and spices. Peach pulp and mango in the back. Cinnamon, bark, and cut wood. Leather and orange mingle.
Palate: orangey and boozy, almost detrimentally boozy. Smooth and creamy from the middle into the finish. Orange pith, mango, and apricots hit hard in the back, lingering with sweetness from their flesh and bitterness from their skins. Underneath is soft leather, splintered wood for gentle support. Mostly sweet and meaty from the fruits above. As warms a sourish quality arises in the form of guava and papaya.
Final Thoughts: quite intriguing though a bit one dimensional. Alright for a tripel but lacked something which I can’t put my finger on which is in and of itself one of the problems.

Leighton (22836) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger, NYC. Pours a cloudy, glowing fold with a pillowy, white head. Pleasing aroma of banana, apple, honey, clove, orange and Belgian sugar. Flavor is very sweet with mild phenols, coriander and apple. Medium in body with restrained carbonation and some warmth. Finishes sweet with light alcohol. A take on the style.

SudsMcDuff (8541) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 21, 2010
i really liked this, but got bogged down in the after day mess .. . stop crying! .. . golden in colour, medium sticky foam .. . ever thought about growing a mustache? .. . yeast, honey and a different spice in the flavour, but tasty .. . Aw, get your ass outta here, it’s too hot!

kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear deep golden indicative of pilsener malt with a moderate foamy off-white head that leaves some thin soapy lacing. Aroma is slightly sour, citric tart. Bottle had a large quantity of yeast which after stirring clouded the beer and filled it with suspended globules. Flavor is a bit tart, fruity with a hint of sugary sweet. Certainly not a traditional take on a belgian tripel, but I enjoyed it.

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