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Thornbridge Alchemy XIII

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Thornbridge Alchemy XIII
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Formerly brewed at Thornbridge
Style: Brown Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Cask: Special - 2011
Alchemy XIII is a Brown Ale - an often looked down on style, nevertheless an exciting and challenging one to brew as it focuses on maltiness rather that hop character. This beer is brewed using a generous amount of Melanoidin malt which provides a strong malty character. It is dark brown in colour, on the nose it’s fruity with malt and orangey hops, dry in mouth with a long malty finish and moderate bitterness. Malts: Maris Otter Pale, Melanoidin malt, Crystal Rye malt, Black malt Hops: Hallertau Northern Brewer (bitterness), First Gold (aroma)


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1473) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2013
On cask at Coach and Horses, Dronfield - Aug 2011 - Rich reddy brown body, creamy white head. Nose is caramel, toffee and molasses. Taste is a fruity well rounded mouthful, slightly bitter ending.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14103) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2011
Bottle @ RBESG, London 2011. Pours brown with a small creamy head and lacings. Roast, ash and fruit. Caramel, chocolate and smoke. Smooth and full bodied. Nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6695) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle at RBESG 2011. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, brownies, and coffee. Rich, thick luscious with chocolate brownie and a touch of fruit. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11824) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2011
Cask at the Euston Tap. Pours dark russet with a foamy, off-white head. Toast, bread, some dough in the nose. Medium sweet flavor, doughy, with notes of brown sugar, caramel, faint herbal and earthy bitterness. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Some faint cocoa, light toast and roast malts, hints of nuts, more doughy bread and toffee in the finish. Pretty nice.


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