Colorado Berthô - Cervejaria Colorado
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District of Columbia
2.33/5 rDev -37.2%
Beer appears russet to crimson with an inch of tan head. Scents include brown bread, prominent yeast, apples, molasses, dark fruits. Aggressive alcohol. Harsh, sweet and instantly cloying. Yeast character is overabundant and bites the palate. The imperial stout from this brewery was much better. No way I can finish this. Not again.
11-28-2013 01:52:30 | More by Huhzubendah
2.93/5 rDev -21%
This one pours a clear brown color with a thin weak off white head that settles fairly quickly and leaves no lacing down the glass.
The nose is dominated by he sweet malt. There is a touch of nuttiness and some sour notes. kind dull all around though.
The taste is an odd bitterness as if the nuts offer up some additional bitterness in addition to the hops. The flavor is off balanced. not great
The mouthfeel is adequate.
Overall not a very good beer and rather disappointing. I was expecting something better and more interesting. I recommend passing on it unless you want the novelty of brazil nuts in your beer.
08-03-2014 02:22:24 | More by AtrumAnimus
2.98/5 rDev -19.7%
Chilled 600 ml bottle into a tapered pint glass. No decipherable bottling date.
Look- Hazy amber-brown capped with two fingers of off-white suds. OK retention, minimal lacing. Mediocre at best for a brown ale.
Smell- Dusty, nutty, light treacle, subtle stone fruit in the background. Moderate clean herbal hops, present but mild. Noticeable boozy character - not too bad considering 8%, but it would be nicer if it wasn't there.
Taste- Similar to the nose, with more of a cherry/plum showing in the middle. Nutty, heavy toasted grains, balanced herbal bittering. Not as sweet as anticipated. Again, the booze is perhaps one notch too high but otherwise pretty nice.
Mouthfeel- Light-medium body, moderate carbonation. Fairly crisp even after it starts to warm. 8% ABV is definitely noticeable, somewhat astringent and warming on the back end. Despite that, it's actually fairly light and 300 ml or so disappeared quickly.
Overall- Has a lot of characteristics of a barleywine. Pretty reasonable price-wise, and I'd bet they're doing well in their strong beer domestic market. That being said, I wasn't wowed. It's a pretty standard brown and definitely boozier than most.
05-29-2013 00:27:32 | More by Lawl3ss
3.14/5 rDev -15.4%
Good initial head with plenty of spots on the glass for lace. Amber to brown for color. Hard to ascertain the cloudiness level.
The smell is sweet and a bit like freon (from a refrigerator). The latter being quite distracting.
The taste is overly sweet for a brown ale. There's the taste of molasses in the background. The swallow and aftertaste is sugary and cloy. Full body with a diminished carbonation level.
Overall, this is soda pop lover's beer--overly sweet without any hop balance.
07-21-2014 00:34:11 | More by smcolw
3.24/5 rDev -12.7%
All Colorado beers I've tasted have the same problems: they are transparent, light and tart. Cauim, Appia, Indica and this one have these as features - and I don't like it! Only Demoiselle escapes from this rule.
All right... except from that, Berthô have a nice appearance, of a browny/coppery color and an ok foam.
Smell is full of brazil nuts ("castanha do Pará") and you can also feel quite well the alcohol.
Taste is not malty as an american brown ale should be, yet you can feel some roasted and caramel malts. Brazil nuts are less evident and there are some tart tones.
There's also an aged cachaça nice tone in the aroma and taste.
And, as I said, this beer is really light. What doesn't balances the alcohol.
07-12-2014 02:48:11 | More by JaimeLondon
3.53/5 rDev -4.9%
Penny copper colored pour with an off-white head. The beer has a really interesting smell that seems to be half alcohol and half nut. The flavor is mainly nut and malt based with a bit of caramel and bread also present. Finishes with a sweet nutty flavor.
07-04-2014 23:02:27 | More by Karibourgeois
3.56/5 rDev -4%
With the newer flavor of beer extending beyond boundaries, it's a lot of fun seeing Brazilian craft beer infiltrating the U.S. craft beer market. Doing so is this domesticated brown ale that carries prescribed nutty flavor to excite the senses and sooth the soul...
Bertho kicks off with a mostly clear, cedar-stained hue that captures light with golden highlights and deeper mahogany tones. Its mid-statured head floats the beer with a dainty foam and semi-stern lace that intermittently speckles the glass.
To the nose, the ale is bright with notions of marmalade and honeysuckle. Although these scents are soft, its grainy scent of toast, bread, husk and starch all offer up a roundness that fits like a glove. Light on hop presence, the ale carries a nutty earthiness that carries its balance.
To taste, the beer is highly nutty, buttery and earthy as the taste of cola nut and cashew coat the mouth with grain sweetness, cola and toast. Its bread crust flavor bleeds into the nutty taste with ease, en route to a thin caramel middle and a finish that's rooted in earth, subtle bark, and cola nut to close.
Its beautiful texture is soft with bready malt texture, but also the spiciness of rustic Vienna malt accompanied by grain spices, light minty warmth and smooth alcohol spice. Its trailing carbonation extends nicely into a toasty finish with dry and earthen spice to close.
Bertho is a fascinating ale that carries a lot of nutty flavor, not sure all of it is of nut additions; its complexity lies in the talk of grain and additional nuts. Its a masterful blend even though its taste is somewhat pedestrian.
03-17-2014 05:50:48 | More by BEERchitect
3.68/5 rDev -0.8%
600 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly cloudy reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, nuttiness, brown sugar, brown bread, biscuit, pear, apple, floral, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with solid complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, Brazil nuts, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, nuttiness, brown sugar, biscuit, brown bread, light chocolate, pear, apple, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, nuttiness, brown sugar, biscuit, brown bread, light chocolate, pear, apple, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of dark/bready malt, Brazil nut, and yeast ester flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderate creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice imperial brown ale, but it pretty much feels like an ESB in flavor. Good balance and robustness of dark/bready malt, Brazil nut, and yeast ester flavors; and smooth to sip on for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.
01-20-2014 21:51:32 | More by superspak
3.73/5 rDev +0.5%
Picked this up at the Biergarten in Jenks.... Unfathomable freshness coding on the bottle
Pours caramel with 3+ fingers of quickly falling tan head. Nice head retention & lacing
S: Big nuttiness, toastyness, a touch of leafy & grassy hops
T: A little nuttiness, toastyness, leafy hops & dryness up front, plus a touch of dryness & cinnamon & even a little brown sugar. More cinnamon, more leafy hops, dryness & a touch of brown bread, Amaretto & more brown sugar. Finishes with leafy hops, tobacco, a touch more cinnamon, toastyness & dryness; almost gave this a 4.0
MF: Medium bodied, soft carbonation, a bit thinner than I hoped for, but warming
This one grew on me as it warmed, a different breed of brown. I am fairly impressed by this, I look forward to trying other offerings from these guys! Fairly easy to drink for the ABV
10-26-2013 04:37:55 | More by russpowell
3.73/5 rDev +0.5%
very much like a traditional nut brown, brewed with brazil nuts, from brazil, cool. mostly clear chestnut color with an inch or so of frothy white head with excellent retention. the nose is a little sweet from the malt, but its not chocolate malt so much as it is a classic caramel amber malt, sweet and earthy. i actually do taste brazil nuts in this mixed in with the sweet grain, it sort of reminds me of christmas when we always have brazil nuts in a dish on the counter. a solid nuttiness on this all the way, with a round residual sugar finish, and not quite enough hops for me to call this balanced. an impressive first beer from this operation, which apparently moved from colorado to brazil and got this brewery going. nice take on an amber nut brown type. very drinkable.
01-19-2014 21:03:43 | More by StonedTrippin
Colorado Berthô from Cervejaria Colorado
84 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.