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Thornbridge Alchemy XIV

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

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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2011
Cask Conditioned Handpump Wellington Birmingham. An amber coloured beer with whitish bubbles for a head. A proper English barley wine. Boozy Christmas cake fruitiness throughout. Dipped bread and candlewax. No massive alcohol flavours but there is a warming quality. English style hops. Nice and tongue coating. Tasty and improves through the glass.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6174) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4791) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3394) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2011
Cask @ BBF 2011. Clear golden pour, no head. Buttery, creamy and hoppy aroma. Flavor is thick hoppy with decent solid malts. A little too buttery but still quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14040) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35220) - 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]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (3072) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 4, 2011
Thought I rated this already! Cask at Wellington, Birmingham Rich fruity nose with minimum carbonation. Sweet malt body and resinous hop finish. Reminded me of AB:02 to some extent

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (8923) - 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......

3.6
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13856) - 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


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