RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   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. Were just brothers.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (3075) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Bomber. Thick layer of yeast visible on bottom. Let’s not disturb it just yet pours a bright golden color with a little haze, under a barely off-white head. Smells of crisp malts, a bit of lemon. Taste starts with a touch of sourness, which I see other raters mentioning (good: my new basement is NOT cool at all; I’m concerned for my preciouses). Seems to show a bit of soft water, with sodium underlaying. But bready, bits of honey in the malt, a cross of many wheat styles, focusing on banana, clove, and coriander. Thickens up further down the glass. A bit too much dry wine settles on my tongue, which I don’t quite expect from this style. I think I expect a bit more complexity from abbey style beers, and this does not show much of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (10212) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bomber. Dirty yellow golden pour, fairly clear, small head. Quite sweet - candied sugar, light fruit and yeast. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (5113) - Fort Wayne, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Aroma: Dried fruits, spices--clove, ginger--and hints of caramel. Layered and complex. Appearance: Dark straw color with minimal head that dissipates quickly. Taste: Medium sweetness tempered by a light sourness in the finish. Well balanced and even. Palate: Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: This is a solid, well crafted beer. I would have liked a little more carbonation and body, but its a really complex and well designed brew. Id seek it out again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rubbishystuff (2503) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2015 Somewhat misses the mark for the style a little too sweet and lacked some tartness. However I did enjoy this beer, smooth, easy drinking, decently spiced and yeasty aroma in a good way. Maybe a little off butteriness? Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (11181) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2012
On tap at Fountainhead. Pours a clear deep gold with a white head that to the edges. Aroma has sweet grains and floral with a light sweet fruit backing. Flavor starts with sweet grains that last throughout and are joined by flOra and light fruits. A touch syrupy on the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (24002) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Hazy golden yellow color, scant white head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Taste is also very sweet and a bit plain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rando7 (779) - Iowa, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle pours golden yellow with thin head, not the fluffy head youd expect from a tripel. Aroma some light fruits, Belgian yeast and spice. Sweet taste of Belgian yeast, light fruits, citrus, clove and coriander. Palate fairly thick with light carbonation.

Not what I expect from a tripel, Ive had others that tasted similar described as Belgian golden ale or something. Decent Belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
22oz 2012 bottle. Belgian-style yeast, banana, light spice. Lightly sweet, and spicy taste. Little bitter. Alcohol is well hidden. Soft, smooth carbonation, medium body. Dry texture. Mostly clear, golden color. Little white head. Little lace. Enjoyable tripel, well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ccex (1277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2012
22 oz bottle pours an almost clear orange with a tiny white head and almost no lacing. Aroma is fruity and yeasty with lots of toffee, and notes of coriander, floral hops, and molasses. Body is light to medium with little carbonation. Tastes sweet with a long slightly boozy finish. Very good but not great. Ill probably pass this by the next time I see it, looking for a great tripel instead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (4230) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Shared bomber poured to snifters at Lunar Brewing Co.. Showed a hazed, orange/amber color, with modest, white head foam that reduced quickly to a thin ring & film, and left some light spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was light yeast, soft malt, light spiciness, some fruitiness, and candi sweetness. The flavor was similar, adding a low hop bitterness, hidden alcohol, with a light to medium body, low carbonation, but higher sweetness than I would prefer. Blame it on its youth(just recently bottled), or the low effervescence. Probably should have been cellared for awhile.

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