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Thornbridge Alchemy XIV

Thornbridge Alchemy XIV
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Formerly brewed at Thornbridge
Style: Barley Wine
Bakewell, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
Dry hopped Barley Wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21680) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Draft at BBF 2011. Hazy amber color, white head. Aroma of caramel, citrues. Taste is sweet caramel, pine. Plain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Cask @ CBC 1st Birthday Party. Deep amber with a tiny white head. The nose is honeyed herbs, sage, mint leaves, strawberry and thyme. Floral indeed. The taste is herbal hops and honey, some red apple. Tangy light pineapple cheese yeast. Full bodied, a real sipper. Certainly a bit hot. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7932) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2011
(Cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 26 Nov 2011) Amber colour with brief, off-white head. Fruity, malty nose with dried fruit, citrus, resin and hints of oak wood. Malty, fruity taste with notes of citrus, caramel, resin, oak wood and a bitter-sweet finish with hints of orange marmalade. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness and a generous bitterness. Quite well balanced for a dry hopped barley wine. Very nice and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (17734) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 18, 2011
Süßer, stimmig milde rAntrunk. Leichte Vanillenoten, trocken milder Mittelteil, dennoch halbwegs vollmundig. Getreidiger Abgang. /11/11/10//11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (12955) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2011
Boreft Beer Festival 2011: Clear, pale amber with a small white head. Malty aroma with some caramel, grassy hops and a hint of diacetyl. Sweet caramel malty flavour with diacetyl and a grassy, hoppy finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2011
Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, flower and alcohol. Flavour is caramel, sweet, dried fruit, alcohol and flower.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 21, 2011
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2011. Pours a clear and golden beer with a weak offwhite head. The aroma is malt, sweetness and alcohol. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is alcoholwarmth and sweetness. Overall a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (12712) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2011
Cask at CP&K. It pours amber, with a thin beige head. The nose is syrupy, wood, floral, fresh hop and tinned nectarine. The taste is wood, golden syrup, honey, alcohol warmth, leather, nut, fresh hop, floral, plum and tinned nectarine, with a long warming, dry finish. Medium body, soft carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Ok, but a bit thin for this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (10184) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 13, 2011
On tap (@The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent, U.K.): Clear, deep golden, no head to speak of, sherry-like nose: dried fruits, cellary and caramelly notes, wood and yeast included; solid dry bitter-sweet flavour, full bodied as expected; very vinous bitter-sweet finish: almonds, old wine, cellar, mould with hops sticking to the palate for more than 30 minutes! (this was my last beer in Maidstone, I could feel the hops ’til I reached my hotel-room!!!) Great hybrid-brew, it is hard to say, if it is a beer or a wine......

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2011
Cask @ Borefts 2011. Amber color with a white head. Caramel, hops, somewhat vinous aroma. Medium bodied and carbonated. Sweet, vinous finish.

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