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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (4279) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2011
Cask @ BBF2011. Clear amber pour. Aroma of caramel, cream, fruis and malts. Flavor is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, very thick body. Well balanced, very smooth. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markas101 (2295) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Cask, The Greystones, Sheffield. Dense copper amber, creamy head. Balanced aroma, sweet caramel and coriander. Sweet, thick with a butterscotch and honey flavour that is challenged by a line and alcohol bitterness. 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21440) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Cask at BBF 2011 courtesy of Dom, thank you sir! Clear dark amber, thick white head. Aroma of flowers, butterscotch, light spice. Taste is sweet and dry caramel. Very nice.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17282) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2012
Kernel thornbridge coalition burton 7.2% clear orange amber beautiful colour. Cracking condition. Loads of goldings on aroma. Sweetish but then goes really hoppy goldings leafy tea thing. Rather good and full.3.9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9591) - 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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (17308) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 18, 2011
Wenig intensiver aber interessanter Karamellantrunk mit zarten Hopfennoten. Die Süße ist ebenfalls gelungen und gering, harmonisch, etwas Frucht. Stimmig! /12/12/12//12

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (14108) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2011
Sampled at Borefts Beer Festival @ De Molen, Bodegraven. Clear dark orange / light red color. Smell sweet, slightly hoppy. Taste sweet, some bitter especially in the finish. Average carbonation, medium body.

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