Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Traditional Ale
Bakewell, England


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RATINGS: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (15322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle. Dark amber/brown beer with a small but lasting beige head. Malty cork aroma, fruity, vinous, some citrus and raisins. Mslty roasted flavor, rubber, caramel, hay. Huge amounts of rubber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (7621) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
500 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of strong caramel, bubblegum and some grass. Flavour of roasted malts, very sweet caramel, bubblegum, toothpaste, white chocolate and grassy hops. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a long, malty, salty, sweet finish. Way too sweet and rootbeer-y.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (8200) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Pours dark brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is very root beer like, almost toothpastey, some malts and caramel too. Flavor of toffee, caramel, some mint, toothpaste and mild fruits. This might be a good beer but I can’t get past the toothpaste aroma and flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (7743) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
50 cl bottle @ olio, BBE 27.02.2017
Aroma has root beer and hints of herbs. Flavour has roasted notes, root beer, herbal notes and hints of cocoa. Completely different than I expected, a root beer with 10% more ABV than usually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (5399) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
500ml bottle

Pours pitch black with a foamy head. Smells like root beer, notes of toothpaste, dark ripe fruits, hints of roastiness and nuts. Taste is sweet, smooth, slightlly roasty with notes of root beer, hints of nuts, hops and lingering chocolate notes. Finish is sweetish and roasty with long lasting spicy notes. Quite unique, spicy and root beerish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tabernae (178) - Latina, ITALY - JAN 25, 2013
Versa nera, con una bella testa bruna. Tostata, con note di miele e cioccolato. in bocca è ricca , dolce, rotonda mai noiosa, ancora miele, cioccolato, bruciato. piena e appagante, il top di questo natale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Pours nearly black with medium dark tan head, minimal lacing. Aroma of rich cocoa, cream, exotic coffee, oatmeal, dark amber honey, and a nice tree nut mixture. Flavor matches well and comes together so nicely. Gets better as it warms to room temperature. Mouthfeel is slightly creamy and the aftertaste makes me want to keep sipping on it so that it never goes away. What a great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yorker (1859) - Herning, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2013
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a light tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, honey, liquorice, and a little booze. Flavour is honey, roasted malt, caramel, and a little warming alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (6918) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle from Bierkonig, Amsterdam. Pours pitch black with a huge frothy tanned head. Aroma is sweet malty, liquorice, wood and some flowery sweetness. Taste is a big surprise, full bodied, smooth, light roasted malts, ash,a distinct sweetness, like flowers and plums, suitable carbonation level, lingering malty goodies, included light salty liquorice, a true gem of a beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6571) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2013
Bouteille de 500 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Légère odeur de chocolat et de prunes. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un moyen col brun mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de chocolat avec une pointe d’alcool et de fruité. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût chocolaté. (Rating #4490)

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