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Thornbridge Blackthorn Ale

Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bakewell, England


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask & Bottle conditioned: Regular.
Light, golden, lemon, grapefruit - a good bite of bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alphadelic (2171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Pale gold with a light haze frog spawn head. Fuddy cereal straw head a tad metallic but heavily hopped English style. Lovely wholesome cereals lovely toastiness mingling with lightly citric hops and a sweet toffee fudge finish. A really great session that drys the top of the mouth a tiny bit too much but is otherwise perfect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12959) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
Golden with a small white head. Fruity aroma with pear and just a hint of butter. Dry and fruity with good hop flavour, and a lasting bitterness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2009
On cask at The Carpenters Arms, Marble Arch. Hazy golden with a smallish white head. Earthy and fruity hop aroma and flavours. Quite bitter. A good bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear light to medium yellow orange color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, dusty, light to moderate hoppy, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. (070808)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5569) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2008
GBBF, Trade Day, 2008 Cask. Mmmm. Very nice. Smooth and gently sweet and juicy malt with a pleasing hop zing. Lovely beer. My last of GBBF 2008.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MiP (15305) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2008
Cask, 4.4% at GBBF08. The flavour is slightly peppery as if it were stronger in alcohol. Other than that, there is nothing to say.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SaintMatty (6891) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2008
Cask (GBBF 2008) - Golden in colour. Light hoppy aroma with a bit of malt. Watery and thin at first, you can then detect some grapefruit and lemon. Fairly refreshing but has the potential to be much better.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
KimJohansen (10423) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
Clear golden with tiny white head. Sweet aroma. Sweet fruity flavor with a mild bitter end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25477) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2008
Cask. Golden colour with small head, which leaves some lace. Flavour is citrusy and quite much of caramel and mild notes of not-too-sweet honey. Flavour is quite much the same along with some mild spicyness coming in as well as a nice grassy bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2008
Bottle, from Brewery, Derbs. Golden colour; thin white head. Malty, hoppy aroma. Citrus fruit flavours. Clean and refreshing with a nice bite and pleasing dry bitter finish. A definite country gent of a beer from the manor house.

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