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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2012
Cask at North Bar, Leeds. Pours a ruby brown, fairly big off-white head. Aroma is malty, with some citrus and earthy hoppiness. Taste is more hop-based - very bitter with some raisins, spicy hops and some caramel notes. You get the feeling the beer gives those up almost begrudgingly - it’s very bitter, with a brash finish. Not really my thing because of that. Still very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12711) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15579) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2011
Tap @ Borefts Beer Festival, 2011. Pours amber with a small creamy head and lacings. Grassy and grainy. A bit of caramel and hops. Smooth. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40836) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2011
From cask. Pours clear and golden amber to orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and light toasted malty. Bitter, fruity, mild caramelish and crisp hoppy fruity. Bitter and dry hoppy finish. Bone dry far finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12577) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2011

Cask (gravity) @ Borefts Bier Festival 2011, Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.

Clear medium to dark amber colour with a average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, sweet malt, earthy notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, sharp, UK hops. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110923]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
For me this was chewy and malty to the max. Aroma was low, flavour was low but bitterness was high. Tough one but enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (3831) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2011
Cask at Euston Tap. Dark amber/brown colour with small white head. Aroma is a bit stinky dish cloth funkiness and a bit malty. Taste is malty and creamy with an increasingly bitter finish. Slightly herbal element. Medium bodied and sightly oily and prickly in the mouth. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12953) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2012
some time some where probably De Molen Fest ...deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft sweet bitter toffee malt ... soft spicy malt ... ok but nothing exciting

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