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Thornbridge Alliance

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

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Occasional.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2011
Boreft Beer Festival 2011: Hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of raisin, dried apricot, vanilla and a touch of highland scotch. Sweetish rich and fruity flavour, with vanilla, vineous alcohol and notes of rhum or scotch

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Balazs (784) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2011
Cask @ Borefts 2011. Ruby-amber color with no head. Dark ripe fruits, caramel, hops in the aroma. Sweet, long lasting taste. Flat, medium bodied, with a sweet finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MiP (13477) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2011
Cask, 11% at Borefts 2011. Not much aroma. Hazy dark copper colour. Very small white head. The flavour is nicely malty. With a hint of vanilla and a good dose of alcohol. Burning alcohol in the finish, actually. Too strong, in my opinion.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3256) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2011
Cask @ BBF2011. Hazy copper pour, no head. Aroma is malty, fruity and sugary. Flavor is boozy cognac, malts, ripe fruits, sharp and thin. Nice though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2011
Cask @ Borefts Beer Festival, 2011. Pours cloudy golden with a small creamy head. Lots of ftuit, a bit of bread, caramel and hops. Smooth, sticky and oily. Long dry end. Warmth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2011
Cask @ BBF 2011. Amber color. Floral hops and orange in the shy aroma. Alcoholic flavor, malty and sticky, yet not too sweet. Dried fruits. Bready notes, even some perfume.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2029) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Cask at BBF. Dark honey amber color. Large off-white head. Slow to fall and no lacing. Hoppiness is subdued but faintly there. Big alcohol nose annd a slight sweet malt aroma. Very wine like taste. Oxidation, fruity, full of alcohol. Sweet and burning in the back. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (4741) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2011
Cask at BBF 2011. Slightly hazy amber with off white head. Aroma of strong malt, fruit, raisins and same aspects in flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13920) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2011
cask at de molen ... copper... thin lacing ... sweet oxidised toffee malts ... soft sweet tofffe fruits ... nice soft easy ... open oxidised vanilla malts ... juicy orange ... nice but im defintly gone off barley wines

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (5018) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2011
Cask at the Borefts Beer Festival 2011 Creamy white head. Clear blond/amber pour. Sweet but very drinkable. Great beer.


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