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Thornbridge Alliance Madeira Reserve 2007

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

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
During 2007, an alliance based on friendship and love of great beer between Thornbridge’s Head Brewer Stefano Cossi and Brooklyn Brewery’s Garrett Oliver led to the brewing of this refined strong ale which has been matured for over 18 months before being bottled. The collection includes the unoaked Alliance Strong Ale and two finished exclusively in fortified wine casks: Spanish oak Pedro Ximenez Sherry (PX) and American oak Madeira. We hope you enjoy this unique tasting experience


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
11th December 2010
Cloudy amber beer, tidy white head. Woody caramel vanilla nose. Softish dry palate. Aniseed and minerals lead to a sweetish malt base. The Madeira is pretty subtle but provides a nice dark tone against the light fruit salad sweet notes found in all 3 of these beers. Caramel malt before the slightly spirity finish. Nice beer but not in the same league as it’s siblings!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2011
Bottle purchased at the Grove Inn in Huddersfield. Amber/golden with a medium off white head.Sweet malty aroma with lots of ripe fruits, vanilla, oak, madeira. Sweet taste, very ripe fruit, sugar, caramel a bit alcoholic, decently hopped that makes the finish bitter. Well crafted liek a mixture of UK and US Barley wines.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Bottle. Cloudy amber color, slight soapy white head. Brandy sweet and malty nose, caramel. Taste is mild and refined, lighter sherry notes with candied malts. Sublime and light.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (11048) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
Auch diese Allaince Version startet hefig-süß, hier ergibt sich aber schon zu Beginn ein klebriger Alkoholeinfluss. In das Getreide ist eine angenehme Würzigkeit eingebettet, die auch zu der zu starken Süße beiträgt. Die Fasslagerung ist erkennbar, der Alkohol an sich dagegen weniger. Dennoch ist es der Hauptkritikpunkt: Das Bier ist zu süß! 9/10/11/11//11

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2011
375ml bottle fromt he brewery split with mcberko. Pours a thick, deep orange. Aroma of a dessert wine, toffee and tropical fruits. Taste and sweetness resembles that of a dessert wine, with hints of toffee with a nice, clean, hoppy finish. Moderately full bodied. Beautiful.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2011
375mL bottle from the brewery, split with Matts_Property, pours a murky dark orange with a small white head. Aroma resembles that of a red wine, with tropical fruits, toffee, caramel and subtle hops. The flavour brings out the vinous qualities really effectively, meshing with the tropical fruits, toffee / caramel, and ending with subtle, but obvious hops that linger. Excellent - slightly supersedes the regular Alliance Reserve.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3271) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2011
Pours a hazy light brown with a diminishing off-white head. Smells of caramel with floral hints. Sweet with aromas of marzipan. Full bodied. Quite soft carbonation. Dry finish with tiny hints of alcohol and residual sugars.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (5319) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2010
Tap @ pre-ZBF 2010. Compared all three together. Hazy orange, short off-white head. Fruity, apple, madeira, slight sweet. Firm malty body. American strong ale. Great stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2010
Bottled at DLD. Poured medium amber with a dusting of white head. The aroma picked up dry-aged oak upfront (but not in the typical sour fashion), with warm biscuity malts and light smoke beneath.. vinous notes and oak rose through the back of the nose. The flavor found warm vinous fruitage, biscuits, and brown sugar maltage at the core.. spicy and warm, with a fine complement from the barrel.. I loved the malt bill in here too. Warm and moderately sour on the palate with an oily texture to it.. the barrel was well-integrated, and this was a tasty brew.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (4619) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2010
@ Pre ZBF. The aroma has caramel, madeira, oak. hazy, orange coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is sweet, has caramel, apple, orange, oak, madeira and a hint of vanilla. Good body, nice balance. For me the best Of the 2007 Alliance series.


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