Thornbridge Branta
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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bakewell, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Status uncertain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2012

Cask (gravity) @ The 17th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2011, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium orange amber colour with a average, frothy and open, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, wood - tobacco, citrus - orange, overripped mandarin, light apple. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, light apple. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110429]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (22535) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2011
22nd April 2011
Jolly Butchers. Slightly hazy brown beer, residual white head. Light semi dry palate. Tiny bit of caramel malt. Vague red fruit notes in the background. Semi dry finish with mild bitterness. Occasionally Thornbridge make me go ’wow’ and occasionally they invoke a ’meh’. This is the latter!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17351) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2011
Cask gravity at Reading BF 2011. Clear chestnut. Lasting bubbly beige. Biscuit peppery hop ESB aroma. Very good satisfying beer with good peppery black hop. Really quite biting on finish. Good though. Pretty much a recraetion of Fullers ESB but slightly better. Not really my style. Lacks condition. Good flavours but would be even better in good nick

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9690) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
Minicask from Thornbridge brewery, Bakewell 22.04.11 consumed in at Loz’s mums 21.05.11 Pours hazy orange amber its a little hazy. Loads of soapy hops and quite perfumey, maybe even some spice in here. Medium bitterness in the mouth, mmhhh.. its ok but nothing like what Thornbridge are usually capable of. A6 A2 T7 P3 Ov13 3.1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2011
Cask Handpump from the Festival Bar at the Pied Bull, Chester 29/04/2011 Floral hop aroma. Amber golden coloured fruity hoppy and a little sweet on the palate with a hint of bitterness in a creamy malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2011
Cask handpull, The Shoes, Nuneaton (BIG new addition to the Nuneaton/North Warwickshire circuit; 10+ handpulls, 3 of them Thornbridge by the looks of it.)....Deep coppery orange with a slim disc of froth. Red apple and dried apricot aroma. Soapy bitterness, deep malt base, husk, plastic hints. Varnished digestive linger. Hugely ordinary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7932) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2011
(Cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 20 May 2011) Amber colour with foamy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with dried fruit, orange, apricots, hints of yeast and earthy hops. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, apricots, orange peel and earthy hops in a fairly bitter finish. Slightly more than medium body, with some sweetness. Very nice and solid ESB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2011
Fra cask på White Horse, Parsons Green 20 Mai 11. Gyldenbrun. Lavt skum som setter nivåmerker på glasset. God fruktig aroma. Smaken er tung fruktig. Ettersmaken det samme. Litt kjedelig - men god.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 2, 2014
Cask at the White Horse, Parsons Green, 25th May 2011. Deep orange amber. Signature Thornbridge smooth, clean taste. Some ginger, biscuity malt with a light floral hop dancing over the top. Hints of violets and elderflower.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2011
Cask, Sheffield Tap, April 2011. Statistically - below average. Stylistically - above average. For Thornbridge - below average What to say? Big biscuit malt, odd itchy hop. Not every Thornbridge beer is going to be a OMGWTFBBQ. Bitters are often the ones that impress 24 hours later, when you drink someone else’s and say - actually, that Thornbridge one last night was all right. It’s all right. It’s ESB. It’s not going to change your life.

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