Thornbridge / Kernel Burton Ale
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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: English Strong Ale
Bakewell, England


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Dark ruby red, with an orangey fruity malt character. The spicy, resinous, lemony Goldings absolutely sing through the beer combining beautifully with the malt, and the bitterness is powerful and lasting, punching through the residual sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12885) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2011
Boreft Beer Festival 2011. Chestnut colour with a small off-white head. Biscuit malty aroma with dried fruit, and a touch of spicy hops. Sweet malty and fruity flavour with a rich, full mouthfeel. Quite bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2011
Cask at CP&K. It pours deep mahogany brown, with a thick bubbly off-white head. The nose is wood, fruity berry, sherry/port and warming spice. The taste is chocolate, fruity tang, bitter-sweet, wood, big hop bitterness, sherry, raisin, fig, red grape, spice and alcohol warmth with a dry-woody finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. A tasty, hoppy old ale. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12403) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2011
Cask @ BBF 2011. Soft oily medecinal hoparoma. Very malty flavor. Full bodied. Lots of earthy hops. Grassy. Long aftertaste. Good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9596) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2011
Cask, gravity at Boreft Beer Festival, De Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands, 24.09.11 Pours amber with a slight orangey hue to it, good clarity. Initially quite spicy with little wafts of spiciness coming back down my nostrils. This is lovely, it has a great balance of bitter & sweetness, the Goldings hops come across really well lightly lemony but showing throughout. I really liked this it’s a collaborative corker from Thornbridge & Kernel! A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2012
Cask Conditioned handpump Mr Foleys Leeds. A chestnut coloured bert with a big whtish head and lacing. Jammy fruit abounds. Very malty. Some hedgerow hoppiness. A big chewy, perhaps over chewy body. Good bitterness at the end. It’s OK but nowt special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7850) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2011
(Gravity cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 25 Nov 2011) Brownish amber colour with brief, bubbly head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of citrus, dried fruit and earthy hops. Malty, fruity taste with dried fruit, citrus and a generous earthy/citric bitterness in a long finish. More than medium body, slightly sweetish. Tasty and quite well balanced. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Cask at Cask Pub and Kitchen. Named "Coalition Burton Ale". Deep brown color. Nicely boisterous tan head. Taste is of roasted coffee and black cherry. Sweet taste. Very nice, though I don’t know much about the Burton Ale style!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (5053) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 9, 2011
Ripe cranberries and washed rind cheese aroma. Initially sweet and Fruity with dry bitterness and long dried fruit finish. Ruby amber with thin white head

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2011
Pours copper with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel and fruity notes. Flavour is malt, fruit, light hop and alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4498) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2011
Clear amber beer, small off white head. Malty aroma, caramel. Flavour pretty sweet, light malt. Low carbonisation.
(Draught -gravity- @ Borefts ’11)

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