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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2010

Cask (gravity) @ Thornbridge Brewery, Derbyshire, England.

Light unclear medium orange color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, dried fruit, prune, date, dried, light alcohol, initial light good oxidide notes. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity, date, prune, dried berries, raisin, alcohol warm. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. Great balance .. Huge Thx. for letting me taste this lovely nice beer ;O)) [20100424]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2009
37.5 cL bottle. Pours unclear orange with a fully gone head. Aroma is smooth fruity and malty. Sweet fruity, light sharpness and subdued sweetness malt flavoured. Fruity and sweet malt flavoured finish with a solid bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29017) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2011
Cask. A hazy amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of alcohol and over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet wtih notes of over ripe fruits, malt, and alcohol, leading to a dry and alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13911) - 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 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.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2007
UPDATED: APR 21, 2009 Cask gravity at Nottingham BF 2007. Hazy amber/copper with no head. Last half out of the barrel. No off/bad flavours. Barley wine aroma, plus good lime. God that’s strong. Lime and grapefruit, syrupy malt, but the alcohol is very heavy. Tangerine jelly. Stronger version of the IIPA. Strong and fortifying.3.4/5.

4
   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

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (10405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2010
Cask at The Euston Tap. Pours clear, dark amber with a creamy, off-white head. Super malty on the nose, with toffee and chestnuts, some light booze, and honey. Very sweet, with a strong honey and chestnut character. Sugars are highly attenuated and the mellowed effect is wonderful. The alcohol is present in body and mild warmth but not very much in the flavor. Full in body with fine carbonation and a smooth, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Finishes sweet, very malty, with mild bread, heavy honey and toffee and more chestnuts. Just the faintest hint of earthy bitterness. Fantastic overall. Great beer.

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.


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