Kartoon Brune | Five Seasons Prado

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Five Seasons Prado
Georgia, United States

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by aracauna on 11-16-2003

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by roblowther:
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4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

It arrived in a tulip glass, a cloudy orange-y brown with a thin, now you see it now you don't head. The smell was all spice. Cloves, cinnamon, and prunes. It was a delight for a lover of quadrupels. It doesn't classify that way, but it has tendencies to that style like an LPGA star has tendencies towards, well....anyhow. The taste is sharp up front, reminds me of nutmeg. It quickly mellows to a very subdued caramel. Very nice. The mouthfeel is silky up front with a chewyness that comes on later to really let you know you've sipped something serious. Again, I just couldn't be happier. The drinkability is very good. It's a complex flavor but one that doesn't demand so much of your attention that you couldn't down a few lost in conversation with good friends. An excellent beer, all around.

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Photo of glid02
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this after stopping in to sample the Hopgasm - the description piqued my interest. 8% according to the whiteboard in the kitchen.

Pours a hazy dark brown color with a one-finger white head that recedes quickly into a ring around the glass. Not a whole lot of lacing.

Smells like a dunkel more than anything with lots of banana, but there are also a decent amount of darker malt aromas coming out.

Tastes like it smells up front, then it gets a more robust character, with more of a maltier flavor and hints of dark fruits.

Mouthfeel is good, it's a bit on the thin side, but the carbonation is just right and it goes down smoothly.

Drinkability is good. It gets a better flavor profile as it warms that increases its quaffability.

Overall this is a tasty beer, but I'd rather try their other offerings than order another. Worth a shot.

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Photo of GreenWBush
3.52/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Almost blackened, brown/ruby. No head or lace to speak of, though this may be a beer-glass issue as opposed to a beer issue.

Nose hints at classic Belgian archetypes; clove, spice, sugar, yeast phenols, leathery esters, dark fruits.

Taste follows nose but with a slightly dirty and unrefined insane sweetness. Rush of dark-cherry, dark rum, leather, clove. No detectable booziness makes this passably entertaining.

Rides very close up to that proverbial line of cloying...but stops short. Pairs well with red-meat. I'd like to see this with a few years of age on it...which could either bring things into line or exaggerate the already-strong sweetness. Reminds me of a clone of Grottenbier.

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Photo of aracauna
4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good not-quite tan head leaves nice lacing. The body is cloudy and a dull dark brown. The aroma is fairly spicy with balanced alcohol and esters. Good flavor. There's a surprising hoppiness backing up the spiciness and the malt. It's a noticeable hop bitterness but not overwhelming. I can see why this won the Beglian-Style Ale category at the Georgia Craft Brew Challenge this year. You couldn't ask for a better example of the style. Man I wish growlers were legal in this state. As a side note, the beer is served in a tulip glass with no logo. Served on the cold side. Definitely gets better as it warms, but the flavors are strong enough that if you're too impatient to let it warm, you won't have wasted your time.

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Photo of hopdog
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1 litter bottle labeled 66 / 180 and brewed on 8/11/05.

Poured a medium brown color with a small sized head. Aromas of yeast, fruity, chocolate, and just all around fruity. Tastes of dark fruits, chocolate, fruity, caramel, and light spices.

Notes from and tasted on 12/16/07.

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Photo of brentk56
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives at the table with a hazy dark russet color and a delicate tan head that quickly drops to a ringlet but leaves behind some good lacing

Smell: Modest toffee and earthy aromas

Taste: Starts out rather sweet, with toffee, overripe banana and candi sugar flavors dominating; after the swallow, a surprising amount of bitter flavors kick in that provide an earthy and sloghtly woody complexity; the finish is rich and complex, with a tone that reminds me of Ricola herbal cough drops

Mouthfeel: Medium/thick body, slightly sticky with prickly carbonation; don't know what the ABV is, but it is not low

Drinkability: An excellent, well-balanced and interesting brew

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Photo of doubleipa
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a nice snifter. At least a half inch of creamy, tan head. Fair amount of lacing with a head that last pretty long. Aroma has hops, though subdued, maly, and yeast, with malt the predominate aroma. This is another great beer from the 5's. As another rater commented, it was served a bit too cold. As my wife commented, I wish they would list the ABV of their beers.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear, medium reddish-brown body with a very thin, off-white head.

Smell: Aroma smelling of dark malts, dark caramel, brown sugar, smooshed bananas, and a piquant spice note in the background.

Taste: Dark maltiness presents a touch of roasted grains and mildly sweet tastes of dark caramel and brown sugar. Pinch of cocoa powder. Slight fruitiness. Nice peppery kick of grains of paradise spiciness ushers in a slight bitterness and a dry, earthy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Paired well with the defeat of the Philadelphia Eagles by the Arizona Cardinals and the Artisanal Cheese Plate.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, almost opaque mahogany with a fluffy tan head. Strong aroma has overtone of molasses and some good hints of hops. Lively flavor is sharp and malty with hints of caramel and both bitter and sweet ribbons through it. Texture and finish are smooth and pleasing.

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Kartoon Brune from Five Seasons Prado
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 9 ratings