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Thornbridge Calver

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


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
A smooth but powerful Imperial Rye ESB. It pours deep copper in colour. The crystal and cara malts provide toasty and fruity flavours. The American hops are evident but not overwhelming as they balance the beer to perfection.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
Draft @ Borefts. Aroma is rye, grains, caramel and hops. Flavour is light bitterness with grassy hops, some rye and malty notes. Refreshing with a bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12885) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2014
At Borefts Beer Festival 2013. Amber with a small white head. Fruity and malty aroma. Sweet malty flavour with bread and biscuit character, some marmalade and citrus hops in the finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2014

Cask (gravity) @ 5th Borefts Beer Festival 2013, Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.

[ As Thornbridge Calver ].
Clear medium amber orange color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, wood notes. Flavour is moderate sweet with a long duration, caramel, rye, wood notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130927]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (17008) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, getreidig, Karamell, Citrus. Geschmack malzig bitter, Karamell, leicht schokoladig.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (4122) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2014
From cask @ Borefts 2013. Yeah, it’s from a cask alright. It’s blurry kinda whisky golden in the glass and the bubbly transparent head is quickly gone. The nose has a little bit of sweetness combined with lots of grains. A good hoppiness and some yeasty hints also found here. Smells decent. Dead flat on the carbonation and light oily in the mouth. Hard to put in to words what I think of this one. It’s an esb, but on steroids. -Really mouthdryibg in the finish and aftertaste. Quite bitter tail as well. 27.09.2013

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Gedronken tijdens borefts’13. Kleur is bruin/oranje en niet helder. Kleine witte schuimkraag. Het heeft een bittere smaak met een sterke dranksmaak. Mwah.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4498) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2013
Slighly hazy amber colour, no head. Aroma of hops, caramel, light rye bread. Malty flavour, light hops. Finish malts, hops and citrus notes.
(from draught @ BBF V, Bodegraven 2013. Thanks for sharing, RateBeer crew!)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16879) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
Cask at Borefts ’13, 28/09/13. Lightly hazed amber with no head. Nose carries light hop notes, toasted malts, light caramel, bitter orange, grass. Taste comprises orange pith, sugars, light grapefruit, caramel. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry grassy bitterness in the finish. Ok stuff but expected more from Thornbridge on a 7.4% jobby!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
28th September 2013
Borefts Beer Festival 5. Day 2. Almost clear amber beer, no real head. Smooth palate, semi dry. Almost no carbonation. Mild spice and caramel. Light dried fruits. Finishes smooth. Tasty but hamstrung by the flatness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
Pours an amber colour with a thin white head. Medium body. Sweet caramel, boozy, sticky, dry with good bitterness. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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