Colorado Berthô - Cervejaria Colorado
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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
3.8/5 rDev +2.4%
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.
08-01-2013 03:07:48 | More by emerge077
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
3.78/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
06-15-2013 03:11:12 | More by jlindros
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
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
4.03/5 rDev +8.6%
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.
09-18-2013 01:34:04 | More by Zorro
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
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
3.75/5 rDev +1.1%
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.
09-30-2013 01:41:50 | More by Bung
3.86/5 rDev +4%
Brown copper color with a two finger beige head with short retention.
Nice aroma of cocoa, lots of nuts, bread malt, a hint of vanilla and caramel.
Predominant nutty flavor with earthy and herbal hops, some spicy yeast and a bit of dark fruits. Castanha do pará is clearly noticeable here. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation, a slightly creamy sensation. Alcohol of 8% abv is superbly hidden.
Beer with great execution, not super complex but does well the job. Castanha do pará bitter nuts matched perfectly with the beer, giving complexity to the bitter profile. If you like these nuts it is well worth it to prove this.
07-21-2014 00:07:24 | More by FLima
Colorado Berthô from Cervejaria Colorado
84 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.