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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Old Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tommann (2953) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2011
500ml bottle at 7%. Pours a hazy copper with a large head. Aroma is faint, orange squash. Taste has some sour orange. Bread on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2011
50cl, at 7%Vol, as Coalition Old Ale, new exclusive English brew Anno 2010, from Den Bierzolder Heule, complex brew, malty and slightly sweet, yet easy to drink, balanced, clear, small head, good brew, yet expensive

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (20326) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2011
Bottled. Cloudy deep golden, small head. Grassy spicy nose. Medium-full bodied, well rounded moutfheel. Fruity, salty and sweaty. Fairly low bitterness. It’s allright, but not remarkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (5061) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2011
50cl Bottle at Dutch RB Meeting, gift from nate2g, thanks Nate! Hazy deep golden colour, white head. Aroma of flowers, lavender, light chalky, pale malts, citrus. Flavour is much the same, light sweet, dry citrussy finish. Medium bodied. Very subtle and tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7248) - 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 (2956) - 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 (6495) - 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 (9712) - , 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 (14345) - 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 (7475) - 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.


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