Berthô

Cervejaria Colorado Berthô Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

An American Brown Ale made with Bertholletia Excelsa. But you can call it simply BERTHO, the beer that was seeking the most diverse cuisine of Brazil from its special ingredient: the Brazil-Pará. The sweet tone of malt combined with the bitterness of hops and the hint of chestnut create a unique and unmistakable flavor, as well as an excellent representation of Pará culture.

Profile

ABV: 
8.0%
IBUs: 
43
Served at: 
50 - 55° F
Hops: 
Nugget
Judges Review 
Nelson Crowle's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This slightly hazy, deep amber-colored beer with a moderately large head of tiny, light-tan bubbles has a head that retains well and fades slowly, leaving some nice Belgian lace on the glass. The aroma is nutty, toffee-like and slightly caramelly, with a background of roasty character, bread crusts, and some black pepper and slightly grassy hop notes – definitely an inviting aroma. The first sip brings across nutty notes and an English toffee malt backbone. Very slight fusel, solvent-like notes and smooth ethanol characters in the flavor do not detract and actually work pretty well with the nuttiness. Both the aroma and the flavor have some background smoky notes that add to the depth and complexity of the beer. A medium-light body with a dry finish that is slightly coarse only adds to the overall character of the beer. This is a good, highly sessionable beer with quite a bit of depth – although there seems to be some sneaky alcohol strength lurking underneath it all. This would go nicely with spicy meats, like pastrami or salami, or perhaps a Reuben sandwich.

Popular Reviews

Chris Guest's picture

My Score: 
82
Aroma: 
19 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
33/ 40
Mouthfeel: 
9/ 10
Overall Impression: 
16/ 20
An interesting brown ale with Brazil Nuts (from Brazil, no less!).
Jim Dykstra's picture

My Score: 
84
Aroma: 
21 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
32/ 40
Mouthfeel: 
9/ 10
Overall Impression: 
16/ 20
This is an enjoyable beer, especially with a little age on it (not a lot, just enough for the flavors to mingle.) The Brazil nut, while an interesting addition, is fairly overpowering both in aroma and taste. The hopping is mild but serves as a solid backbone in a slightly sweet, but generally enjoyable brown ale.