Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Traditional Ale
Bakewell, England


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RATINGS: 426   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (2007) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2014
Duft av kaffe og vanilje. Dyp sort farge. Brunt kremet skum som forsvinner. Fin smak av kaffe, lakris og vanilje.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2008) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours dark brown with a large small-bubble brown head, Aroma is chocolate, soy, licorice at first, as it warms up a spicy green pepper note with a light smokiness takes over. Taste is sweet chocolate and licorice, finish is coffee, soy, licorice and medium roasted bitterness. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OllieBBommel (1194) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle@home Appearance: ruby bronw with creamy head. Aroma: hops, roasted malt, licorice, dried fruit. Taste: licorice, dark chocolate, dried fruit, bitter. Palate: smooth, alcohol warming, full bodied bitter, low CO2. Overall: very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (3493) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle 0.5l at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 21012012. Colour is dark brown with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, chocolate, red wine and malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3478) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2014
Large tan head dark pour mild to medium carbonation aromas grain caramel toffee nuts earthiness the flavours medium strong bitter toffee chocolate liquorice roast coffee wheat cereal caramel citrus peel noted honey very rich but smooth ale rather nutty tasting hazelnut peanut like taste brilliant stuff the finish wonderful earthy tastes malts nuts honey grain the best of the best great drinking ale or sipping

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
elbernays (760) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 27, 2014
Pours deep black. Lovely solid tan head. Leaves good lacing on glass. Big chocolate, coffee, alcohol, lactose, aniseed liquorice, nuts,. Flavour is a creamy milk latte, caramel, hazelnut, dry earth, liquorice, cherry. A slightly dry finish but it is so luscious it’s leaves a milk chocolate aftertaste. Slight alcohol hit. It’s a beer you delve into and find it hard to leave. Layers of complexity. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
suurjuust (1531) - ESTONIA - JUN 25, 2014
Dark brown, big brown head. Nose is malts, toasty notes, dried fruit, chocolate, apples, nutty notes. Flavor is apples, malts, chocolate, toasty and peaty notes, coffee.Dry toasty finish. Full mouthfeel with vinous notes. Very nice. Shared by martjoobolut, thanks!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnicolaescu (1078) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 25, 2014
BOTTLE 50CL Look: pitch black , espresso frothy to creamy head. Aroma: rich black malts, chocolaty, something totally hard to get sweet-vegetal-caramelized (is this the chestnut honey?), fresh-cut pumpkin, light alcohol, dark dried fruit. Taste: intense, sweet and chocolaty, dried fruit, nutty, spicy alcohol byte and potent bitterness.

Unique and intense. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (1248) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 22, 2014
0,5L bottle, BB 24.10.18. Pours dark brown-black with brown head. The head stays. Aroma is dark chocolate, dark fruits, and malt. Taste is sweet and bitter, raisins, dark chocolate, and roast. Finish is dark chocolate bitter with some sweetness and alcohol. Overall: very nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
24.03.2013, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Fyldig sødmerik lukt med preg av mørk malt, humle, salt lakris, mørk frukt, alkohol, kaffi, karamell, mørk sjokolade. Fyldig lett tørr og sødmerik smak med preg av mørk malt, humle, lakris, kaffi, bitter sjokolade, mørk frukt, brent karamell. Middels bitterhet som set godt. Veldig god.

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