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Thornbridge Alliance PX Reserve 2007

Formerly brewed at Thornbridge
Style: Barley Wine
Bakewell, England
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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During 2007, an alliance based on friendship and love of great beer between Thornbridge’s Head Brewer Stefano Cossi and Brooklyn Brewery’s Garrett Oliver led to the brewing of this refined strong ale which has been matured for over 18 months before being bottled. The collection includes the unoaked Alliance Strong Ale and two finished exclusively in fortified wine casks: Spanish oak Pedro Ximenez Sherry (PX) and American oak Madeira. We hope you enjoy this unique tasting experience.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
11th December 2010
Very hazy dark amber beer. Small but tidy off white head. Well integrated wood, fruits and sherry on the nose. Light palate, a little soft and semi dry. Sweetish light malt with traces of wood and sherry. Fruit salad sweets - well buried. Caramel toffee comes to the fore as the beer finishes semi soft and semi dry. Lovely unique beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 19, 2012
cloudy red amber, small offwhite hhead. malty woody, slightly fruity aroma, boozy, solid, nice.flavor is malty, nutty, boozy, sweet fruity, wood bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle shared during Mikkel’s and Thomass’ visit in Athens, Oct 2009. with a thin head. Malty aroma, with lots of wood and sherry. Full body, malty taste, with lots of fruit, vanilla, wood and sherry. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
Zu Beginn ist das Bier erdig und torfig, dabei süß und angenehm hopfig mit likörartigem Beiton. Dieser Beiton enthält holzige Nuancen, die sich trotz ihrer Milde positiv hervorheben und das Bier intetressanter machen. Ausgeglkichen, sogar süffig ist das eher schwere Bier. Im Hintergrund subtil alkoholisch. 9/10/9/10//10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2011
375mL bottle from the brewery, split with mcberko, pours a murky amber/orange with a very fine head. Aroma of syrup, lightly toasted caramel. Tastes similar to aroma but with a buttery texture and taste of sherry, with a pleasant hoppy finish, and almost soapy - in a good way. Quite stong alcohol flavour. Leaves a comforting burning sensation in the throat..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (5931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2011
375mL bottle from the brewery, split with Matts_Property, pours murky dark orange with a small white head. Aroma of brandy, tropical fruits, caramel / toffee and candied sugar. Flavour is very liqueur-like, emanating the brandy qualities most potently, with the tropical fruits and caramel / toffee blended superbly. Hops aren’t are as apparent on this one as the other two. The aging qualities are most prominent on this one. Most fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3120) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2011
Bottled. Pours a clear brown. Sweet with aromas of a dried fruit mix and port. Also hints of oranges. Soft carbonation. Medium to full bodied. Some alcohol notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10539) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
A: The pour is a standard amber color with a surprisingly large off-white head. S: Certainly a lot of sherry notes along with quite a bit of caramel and fruity sweetness. A hint of vanilla and oak as well. T: The base beer does not really seem to be all that noticeable here. Like the nose, the flavor is dominated by the sherry and oak. There is a bit of peat in there also, and a nice orange flavor that seems to come from nowhere. M: The body is medium to full with a low carbonation. D: A bit boozy as you get into drinking it, but still nice. One of the few Sherry aged beers I’ve come across and it certainly is an interesting one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JUL 4, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy and dark amber beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, fruit, tobacco and sherry. The flavor is malt, sweetness, sherry and tobacco. The palate is sweet with some alcoholwarmth. Overall a good and sweet beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2010
Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel, raisin, plum, light alcohol and sweet sherry. Flavour is caramel, alcohol, peach, sherry, raisin and plum.

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