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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Traditional Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 496   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned;
Bracia is the Celtic name for a beverage brewed in Iron Age Europe with reference found on a Roman inscription at Haddon Hall,Derbyshire. Little is known about this except it was high in alcohol, brewed with cereals and, most probably, honey. Thornbridge’s Bracia has been infused with a generous amount of dark and bitter Chestnut Honey. This was sourced by Head Brewer Stefano Cossi from Beekeeper Onelia Pin in the Alpine foothills of North East Italy. Aromas are of chestnut, honey, cappuccino, white chocolate, dark fruits, vibrant fresh peel. The mouthfeel is velvety and rich, with notes of coffee, chocolate, liquorice and hazelnuts with warming alcohol, cocoa and a little peat in the finish. Malts: Maris Otter, Brown, Munich, Dark Crystal, Black, Chocolate, Peated and Roasted Barley. Hops: Target, Pioneer, Hallertau Northern Brewer and Sorachi Ace. Bracia can be cellared for up to one year, maybe longer. Its flavours will evolve so why not enjoy the experience of opening a bottle every once in a while.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (8269) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. Black beer with a brown head. Rch malt and toffee aroma with light honey. Toffee and chocolate flavor with light coffee and light citrus. Medium-plus bodied. Toffee and chocolate linger with light fruitiness and light coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (15705) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Dark brown color, small steady brown color. Licorrice, honey, cough syrup, complex! Full-bodied. Dark malts. Lots of honey. Roasted finish. Complex and interesting beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (824) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2014 Very thick and dark, lovely tan head. Aroma is dark berries, light peat, malt. Taste is syrupy, very sweet, light smokiness and honey at end. Overall, lots going on - nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 8, 2013
Honig im nachklang/abgang gut spürbar. Feinherb, leicht schokoladig und likörig. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (3861) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
Bottled. Pours opaque black with a creamy, tan and lacing head Aroma of honey, nuts, roasted malts and chocolate. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry, with some malt bitterness and alcohol notes. Medium bodied, oily to creamy text. and soft carb. An excellent ale indeed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Draft poured a chestnut brown with a light foamy head. Mild flavor of roasted nuts, cocoa, peat. Honey like sweetness, well balanced

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (7896) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Draft. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Light smoky-ish malts, dark chocolate, some nutty , and some faint flowery hops in the finish. Rich, and a little fruity. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (7802) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Draft in the Avenue Pub in Nawlins!!! ... Deep black brown ... Solid gamer foam ... Dark fruit . Burnt scotch vapors and mild madness inducing brandy cooking chocolate ... Good and very intoxicating .. . , Fozzy bear was a rapist..

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
angelkostvo (1096) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 13, 2013
Black color with small beige head. Aroma of cream, chocolate, nuts, cappuccino, peat, liquorice. Taste is medium bitter, light sweet a bit savory. Perfect balance. Full body, velvety texture, flat carbonation. One of the best beers I have had, if not the best. Closest to perfection.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (3132) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a moka head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is full of peat, spices, herbs and really different overall. Taste is really sweet, almost cloying. Lots of honey and roasted malt and some chocolate is what I could taste. Full bodied and a little heavy. Mouthfeel is smooth, though. Overall a fun one, makes me wonder how the original ("real") recipe tasted (pretty sure it wasn’t as nice as this bottle!).


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