Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bakewell, England


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Thornbridge Brother Rabbit (4%) - an early spring ale. Hopped with three classic American hops: Cascade, Chinook and Centennial (N.B. J D Wetherspoons festival programme October 2011 states hops are Amarillo and Cascade). Gold in colour with tropical fruits and orange sherbet dominating the aroma. Medium body with a clean firm bitterness to balance – a great thirst quenching beer.

JCB's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2012
On tap at Craft Beer Co. One of the lesser Thornbridge brews I sampled but still pretty yummy. Bright, glowing golden-orange pour with a crisp, firm carbonation. Soft grassy notes along with expected floral and citric aromas. Inviting and springlike in late summer. Bright, lively mouthfeel enhances this effect to some degree and the hop profile was bright, bitter, and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1382) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Cask at the White Horse, Parsons Green. Quite low carbs, some grainy, beautiful grassy hops and a citrus finish. Incredibly drinkable, great example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Cask at The Holborn Whippet, London on 19 Jun 2012. Poured a pale golden colour, with a scummy white head. Aroma of freshly cut grass, citrus and some pale malt. Grapefruit hop flavour, with soft fruit and grain. Finish was chewy malt, caramel and spruce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerheart65 (1024) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2014
Pale golden, slightly hazy, thin head is creamy white and long, lots of sticky lacing. Tropical fruits and citrus, caramel malt covered mostly. Semisweet and soft, round, light to medium body, bitter finish dries and had bit pine. Tasty one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackafholmes (375) - - JUN 21, 2014
Cask from the stags head, Sheffield. Golden ale with not much head. Aroma is grassy and grainy, slight off smell on this, maybe the drains. Taste is much better, light and refreshing nice dry finish. Palate is lovely, the tingly carbonation I like with a medium - thick body. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (4150) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
My third and final beer at the Pheasant, Wellington, Shropshire on 14th June 2014: cask half-pint. Slight haze to the dull golden body, a white head. I thought this a little bland, a mild hop citrus note here and there with a light maltiness in places. I can’t get as excited as some do with Thornbridge, beers like this are the reason.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (2399) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
Cask@coopers tavern, burton. Very pale gold beer with small head. Aroma of dry malts. Taste is dry hops, malts and some fruit. Ok beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (1777) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
Cask the greystones Sheffield. Yellow colour thin white head. Aroma is slight fruity. Taste fruity some sweet malts light hops and bitterness. Medium body. Ok golden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (13002) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 9, 2014
Cask at Black Door. Clear golden-amber color, good steady off-white head. Citrusy flowery aroma, also some maltyness. Light-bodied to medium-bodied. Citrusy light flavor. Quite fruity real ale. Sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5541) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2014
Cask (Ivy House, Sunderland) - Dark amber in colour. Hops, caramel and some fruity notes in the aroma. Fruity taste with caramel, dried apricot and sultanas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esox (1114) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2014
Cask. Slightly cloudy, pale golden beer. Soapy, weak head. Fresh, citrusy hoppy nose:grapefruit, tangerine, sweeter nectars, green grapes. A touch of yeast abs a hint of biscuits from pale malts. Some sweetness at first but finishes dry with crisp bitterness. Well balanced. Tasty session ale.

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