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Colorado Berthô - Cervejaria Colorado

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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Brazil

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kodt on 04-30-2013

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Ratings: 70 | Reviews: 22
Photo of Mebuzzard
2.39/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

An average amber pour, no head, little lacing.

Aroma is semi sweet and tart. A bit nutty as well. Hints of caramel

Flavor has some flaws. The nuttiness is gone and caramel becomes stale. Cardboard defects, possibly infected a bit. Not surprising, really. Tart and plastic finish taints the undertones of "brownness". Didn't finish the glass, let alone the bottle

Photo of Huhzubendah
2.39/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 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.

Photo of dkw0063
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of XmnwildX12
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of Lawl3ss
2.93/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of AtrumAnimus
2.96/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of Oakenator
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of smcolw
3.16/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.17/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LakerLeith
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of JaimeLondon
3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Etrusco
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of factoide
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of heytomcat
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of jwps214
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of JoeMans
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of BEERchitect
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.
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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.

Photo of oberon
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%

My first try of this Brazilian brewer.Pours more of a lighter russet color with a minimal head atop.A sweet and fruity nose,much sweeter than expected,the alcohol stands out but the Brazil nuts only faintly.Quite sweet upfront on the palate with more fruitiness and caramel malts,the brazil nuts come in the finish along with mild earthy hops.It's quite sweet but it's got decent flavors,not bad.

Photo of Kolsenclark
3.64/5  rDev -1.4%

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Colorado Berthô from Cervejaria Colorado
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