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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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2011

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

Clear medium to dark amber orange colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, light to moderate hoppy. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110923]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40453) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2011
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and light hoppy. Bitter, fruity and light hoppy. Toasted malty and fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2011
Draught at Borefts Bier Festival 2011. Clear amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of grass, caramel and hops. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, grass and hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2011 26th August 2011
On tap at Craft Beer. Clear dark amber beer, little bubbly off white head. Light and very dry palate. Low, almost non existent, carbonation. Sweet dry caramel starts before getting a smack in the chops from astringent bitter bitter orange and bubblegum. Extremely dry finish with a long bitter bitter linger. Struggled through quarter of a pint of this and then drain poured. I like big beers and Thornbridge have done some fantastic big beers but this one ticks no boxes at all for me. Original rating 2.0.

24th September 2011
Borefts Beer Festival 3. A retry of a beer I really didn’t like, never going to be a fan of this but a little time has passed and the dryness and the bitterness have faded a bit. Caramel toffee malt, bitter english hops, mild orange citrus. Ok now - at least drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2011
tap at Borefts festival 2011 ... copper ... sweet hop ... juicy hop nose ... orange hop fruit ... juicy hop ... soft fruits ... sweet hop... ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21440) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2011
Cask at the Craft Beer Co., London. Pours clear ruby with a bubbly, white head. Ripe fruit and booze in the aroma. Medium to big sweet flavor, some toffee and caramel, lots and lots of alcohol, some ripe fruit. Warm finish, heavy booze notes, some ripe and sugary fruits. Some cherry liquor in there. A rather boozy character on the whole. Not awful, but a little rough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (17308) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17282) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2011
On tap at borefts 2011. Thornbridge alchemy 14. Clear orange brown no head. Good finish. Some orange liquer flavour. Some toffee. I do like the finish. I like thr spicy dry finish. Tasty if lacking a little on the aroma 638315

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15537) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2011
Tap @ Borefts Beer Festival, 2011. Pours clear golden with no head. Sweet and fruity with a touch of alcohol. Dry and fruity hoppy end. Smotoh and full bodied. Fine.

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