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Colorado Berthô - Cervejaria Colorado

Colorado BerthôColorado Berthô

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BA SCORE
86
very good

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%


Brewed by:
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Brazil

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: kodt on 04-30-2013)
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.56/5  rDev -7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 05:50:48 | More by BEERchitect
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 21:51:32 | More by superspak
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 21:03:43 | More by StonedTrippin
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

2.33/5  rDev -39.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 01:52:30 | More by Huhzubendah
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 04:37:55 | More by russpowell
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Bung

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

600ml. Rust colored pour, half finger of white head.

Aroma, toffee like maltiness, quite nutty. Some toasted notes along with tobacco. A little red fruit or apple almost. Faintest herbal hops

Taste, Toffee and peanut brittle. There are large leather, tobacco and leafy components as well. The English type hop bitterness just balances things.

About mid body, ample carbonation. Hides the 8% and drinks quite easily. Just a little much with the nuttiness, but it is as advertised.

Rogue Hazelnut is what comes to mind. I did enjoy this quite a bit, though not something I would reach for two in a row. Definitely much more of an English Brown or Extra.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 01:41:50 | More by Bung
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Zorro

California

4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brown Ale? Not really.

Clear dark amber color with a medium tan colored head. At best this is a red ale.

Smells strongly of English hop leaf. Herbal with a scent of leather and tobacco. Slight butter, toffee and caramel aromas. Very aromatic ale.

Starts out malty and herbal with a good hop bite. Tastes like a Double English Pale Ale. Toffee and tobacco with a medium hop bite in the finish. Leather and herbs, this is tasty.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a damn tasty beer but it isn't a Brown Ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 01:34:04 | More by Zorro
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emerge077

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Obscure find at the Beer Temple, a stout oddly-shaped bottle with a bear on it.
For once I don't have to thank my wife's aunt for a new Brazilian beer...

Color is a very dark and saturated reddish copper, lots of visible carbonation, an irregular collar of foam around the edges of the glass, and a floating island of surface skim.

Aroma is pretty sweet with a nutty malt character, to be honest it really resembles a German maibock (not too farfetched considering Brasil's history).

Sweet and smooth, a bit of lagerish astringency, noticeable alcohol after the swallow, as well as a tannic, nutty bitterness. Rich maltiness, caramellized sugars, again fairly German in structure. Medium bodied with medium-low carbonation. Overall pleasant, a fairly big Brazilian beer worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 03:07:48 | More by emerge077
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a decent looking fizzy big bubbled head that hits almost 1 finger and fades semi slowly with layers of lacing, over a semi hazy darker chestnut cranberry maroon colored beer.

Nose starts just like an ESB, earthy slightly herbal bittering hops, a bit of a Hedgerow like hop character, under that is a nice malty profile, caramel candy malts, a definite nuttiness, an almost chestnut toasty but slightly fruity nut character, and some fruitiness.

Taste brings similar profile to the aroma, but starting with sweet candy malts, very sweet, toasty reddish malts and caramel but quite a bit of a molasses like character, as well as nutty flavors, again the semi sweet earthy nut characters but not really toasty of chestnut, more of a cashew like nut, and a bit of brown sugar like flavors. Hops are there as well, again ESB like hops with more Hedgerow herbal earthy grassy hop profile, not my fav hop profile at all, but that doesn't mean it's not done well. Finish is sticky sweet, quite sweet still and quite sticky, toasty malts lingering, lots of candy with more molasses and more sweet nuts covered in sugar, and a bit more herbal earthy grassy bittering hops.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb, a hint of booze but hidden fairly well.

Overall not bad, way too sweet for my tastes, and the herbal earthy ESB style hops are not great, but as that seems to be what they were going for it's not bad. The booze is hidden well, and teh nuts are there but get a bit drowned by the bitter hops and sticky sweet malts.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 03:11:12 | More by jlindros
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Atlas1

Texas

4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

These Brazilian Colorado brewing companies recently started showing up in Texas, and this was the second beer from the brewery I've had. The first was a delicious stout. This brown hazelnut brew was just as good as the stout.

Poured into a snifter. Pretty shade of brown. The nose is sweet malt, bananas, unripe pear, and faint clove. The taste is malty sweet yet nutty. Finishes sweet in the throat. It's a big beer at 8% ABV, but it's not boozy. Mouthfeel is full-bodied and smooth.

On the whole, I'd say this is a delicious beer. I can't say I have much experience with Brazilian beers, but if I try more like this one I'll be thrilled. Great to see a new craft beer market emerging in an unexpected place.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 01:18:15 | More by Atlas1
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Lawl3ss

Texas

2.98/5  rDev -22.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 00:27:32 | More by Lawl3ss
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kodt

Illinois

3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Hazy brown, large white foamy head.

S - Nutty and sweet, slight hint of fruits.

T - Unique nut flavor sets this apart from other nut brown ales, sweet with some toffee and caramel notes.

M - Smooth and a bit creamy.

O - Very enjoyable. Unique take on nut brown. A little sweeter than most. Surprised to see this is 8.0%, alcohol is hidden very well.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 20:14:25 | More by kodt
Colorado Berthô from Cervejaria Colorado
86 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.