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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Old Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Bottle at Max and Jess’s place. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Phenolic yeast, toast, fruit. Fuzzy yeast, light phenolics and musk. Sweet with a touch of booze. Warm booze and malt.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2740) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Tasting at MaxxDaddy’s house. Not like any Old Ale I have had before. The appearance is a cloudy orange, white head. The aroma is fruity, citrus. The flavor is flowers, caramel. The finish is floral hops, perfume-like. Not bad, but unexpected, a serious departure from other Old Ales I have had.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (5826) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle at Max’s tasting. Pours orange with a white head. Sweet malty aroma with light fruity notes and light toast. The flavor is fruity and toffee sweet, with light hoppy and toasty notes. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle shared by Mario at Max’s tasting. Pours cloudy amber. Off white head. Nose and taste of honey, sweet malt, resin, bitter citrus, yeast and light caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2011
Bottle at ACBF ’11. Orange amber colour with thin ivory head. It’s like a dry pale ale. VEry bitter on finish. Some orange fruits. Bit grassy.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2011
On cask at the Euston Tap on 4 December 2010. I was really looking forward to this beer but have to say it was a bit disappointing to say the least. Green apple in the aroma. Rather musty on the palate. Didn’t seem in very good condition. Not sure I had this at the same time as the others who gave it a positive rating. Must try to get hold of a bottle to re-rate. Default score in the meantime.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (7923) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle. Deep gold with a firm white foam. Aromas are caramel base malts with sandalwood perfume, pineapple and lemon. Spiced oranges with melon and bready yeast. Clean and hoppy with woody aspects and apricot. Flavours are very dry woody hops with sweet mixed fruits. Mainly dry with grapefruit bitterness and some pine. Herbal and perfumed with peppery alcohol. Good yet somehow fleeting - therefore demanding another mouthful.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2011
Bottle 500ml. @ Th. 4th. Alvinne Craft Beer Festival (ACBF) 2011, De Kasteelhoeve, Doorniksesteenweg 314, Outrijve (Avelgem), Belgium.

Clear medium amber orange color with a small average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, fruity, wood, light to moderate hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, hoppy, fresh grass. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110304]
7-3-7-3-15

Cask @ Euston Tap, 190 Euston Road, London, Greater London England NW1 2EF.

Unclear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay, straw, green apples, toasted, caramel, oxidide. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light light acidic and moderate bitter with a long duration, brown sugar, dried pale fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to sof. [20101204]
6-2-6-3-11

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2807) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle @ ACBF 2011. A little hazy golden/orange colored beer, with a white head. The aroma of fruits and tonsil with peach. The taste of sweet fruits, some bitter, dry. The aftertaste is dry sweet with a little bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (3679) - GERMANY - MAR 9, 2011
(bottle) pours a hazy golden-orange colour with a frothy white head. aroma of grass and pepper, quite spicy, with notes of cinnamon, straw and grain, some light cardboard present as well. flavour is very floral, with hints of dandelions, some light cooked vegetables and a slightly unfitting bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.


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