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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (11884) - 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 (4656) - 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 (969) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
Cask at Bishop’s Arms, Malmö, Norra Vallgatan
Hazy blond color with a thin persistent head. Light aroma of malt and rubber. Soft mouthfeel, rather weak and dry; simple malt flavor, with a papery impression, low bitterness, not much hop quality.
Not as crispy as promised by the badge, with not much interest; what is the target?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7012) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
Cask, handpump at The Sportsman, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, Friday 14th February 2014 Pours gold slim white head, superb looker. Little washing up liquid, some soft sweet lemon, perhaps a tiny bit thin but good lasting bitterness and damn a tasty beer. Amazed I’d never had this. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (1391) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2014
På fat. Smak och doft av humle, malt, citrus, gräs, örter med toner av apelsin o ananas. Juicekänsla med tydlig beska med smak av tall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2014
Cask at the Bishops Arms (Gustav Adolfs Torg) Malmo. Poured a very murky light amber with a bubbly white head. The aroma is light malt. The flavour is weak bitter with a watery light hop, weak malt palate. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Not good at all. I’d like to think it just didn’t travel well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (5324) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Cask @ Kitty’s, Helsinki. Pours a golden hazy colour with a small head. Aroma of citrus, some floral notes and mango. Fresh flavour of juicy hops, mango, malts, grass and mild grainy notes. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a bitter, citrusy, juicy finish. Quaffable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olio (5260) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Cask @ Kitty’s.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Aroma of hay and some caramel. Flavor of mild fruits and some caramel. Dull and quite straightforward.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (3068) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Cask @ Kitty’s, Helsinki

Pours clear golden with a thick white head. Aroma of mild hoppy notes, grass, citrus and bready notes. Taste is smooth, mildly bodied and slightly hoppy with hints of grass and citrus. Finish is watery and smooth with mild bitterness. Decent golden ale.

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