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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Traditional Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 450   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   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.


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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - APR 7, 2012
Masterful brew - classic Thornbridge: at once both defining and redefining a style. Rich and heady with the honey packing a punch. Not an imperial stout but a clear traditional ale. Not much else to say but this is one of the best english regular beers - file in the same category as VIntage Ale etc.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikkos (303) - FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Mmmh right. This is probably a beer with the most flavor I've ever tasted. Dark cola colored, almost black beer with an infinite beige head. Looks perfect. Aroma is full of different dark notes, coffee, salty licorice, leathery and vinous, smoked malts, dark bread, ripe fruits. Taste is dark malty, smooth and and leathery. Salty licorice, coffee. Very very smooth, full of flavor. Finishes with nice smooth bitterness. 100% in balance. Awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sdaniel90 (538) - Mexico City, MEXICO - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle, 500ml. Opaque dark brown, almost black, with a frothy brown head. Rich musky, complex aromas: dried fruits, caramel, dark chocolate, nuts, alcohol. Medium to robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Rich and creamy. Exquisite roasted and dark fruit character with a fiery alcohol and bitter finish. A magnificent ale.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Percy0103 (297) - MEXICO - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle, 500ml. A pitch black beer with a medium size brown head. Aroma is of dark chocolate, caramel, nuts, coffee, a hint of honey and maybe cinnamon. Taste is bittersweet with a slightly alcoholic finish. Dense with some carbonation and astringency. Impresive character of chocolate and spices. Strong and long lasting aftertaste. A truly exceptional beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sinfull (1117) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Pours black with medium-sized , beige head. Aroma of chocolate , honey , roasted malt , raisins. Same notes in rather sweet taste ;light , roasted bitterness in aftertaste. Awesome !!!!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hikeg (68) - - AUG 14, 2015
Pours dark coffee brown with medium creamy light brown head. Good lacing. Malty aroma - nuts, chocolate, toast, pudding, alcohol. Medium hops with notes of grass and resin. Medium yeast aromas with notes of slight meat and basement. Notes of cocoa, tobacco and cappuccino. Medium sweet, bitter rather dry long finish. Body is medium, palate is velvety, carbonation is soft. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
langeveld12 (295) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2015
Pours an average light brown frothy head that mostly diminishes. Body is black. Aroma contains moderate malts (dark bread, hay, roasted and burnt malts, molasses, chocolate, coffee, nuts), moderate hops (resin, herbs, citrus fruits), light yeasts (dough, barnyard) and grape, raisin, plum, honey and licorice. Flavor is ligh acidic, then light acidic, sweet and light bitter, followed by sweet and bitter and finishing in bitter. Body is full with syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Great bear for a winter evening. Full bodied, subtle and enough complexity to make it better than average. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (2229) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Aroma: toasted malts, caramel, alcohol. Appearance: black, medium, beige, creamy head. Taste: light bitter and sweet. Palate: bitters intensify, toasted malts intensify, caramel, toffee, turning quite dry in the finish, full body, soft carbonation. Overall: very nice Tradional Ale, full bodied, immensely complex. Bottle from Wittich Weine und Biere, Olten.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9782) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2015
Draught @ Haand Ølfestival 2015, Drammen
Pours dark brown/black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, hint of coffee and hint of alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, malty, roasted and chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turboninja (229) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2015
Tap@Konttori, Tampere, Finland. Medium/strong aroma with dark fruits, coffee, some chocolate and plum. Pitch black color with small thick beige head. Strong balanced taste of coffee, chocolate, cherry and malts. Organic and sophisticated. Wide taste spectrum and long hoppy malty aftertaste with some chocolate and malts. Strong body with medium carbonation. Overall high quality and strong product with too much carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1347) - GREECE - JUL 15, 2015
500ml bottle. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, spicy - herbal, mint or something similar, perfume, licorice, dark fruits. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.


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