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Thornbridge Colorado Red

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

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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Coinciding with the release of his bottled range in the UK market, Doug joined the Thornbridge team to recreate a version of his Red Ale, which has recently medalled at the World Beer Cup and North American Beer Awards. The 5.9% beer is crammed with speciality malts and with a twist on the popular American Red Style, it has been hopped instead with a massive amount of oil-rich English hops including Admiral, Bramling Cross, Phoenix, Pilgrim and First Gold. “We wanted to take a great US style of beer and put a bit of a British twist on it,” says Brewery Manager, Kelly Ryan. “We don’t want people to dismiss the fantastic breadth of flavour and aroma that UK hops can give to a beer... not every beer should be about US or NZ hops. It was also amazing to work with such a stalwart of the US microbrewing industry”. Colorado Red, as the beer has been named in tribute to Doug’s brewery, will be released on Monday August 2nd at a Meet the Brewer event in the Cask and Kitchen in Pimlico, London. The beer is described as having hints of subtle toffee malt, complimented by a heady mix of dried fruit, candied peel, hop resin, rosewater and a fantastic blend of herbal UK hop notes. The bitterness is well rounded and the beer finishes with hints of citrus and roasty malt characteristics. Thornbridge’s very own UK Brewer of the Year!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5764) - ITALY - DEC 3, 2014
on tap bel ambrato buona schiuma piuttosto persistente lieve resina malti tostati quasi torrefatto radice lievi astringenze buona intensa discreta secchezza

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koshack (202) - Gdańsk, POLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Piękna , drobna piana. Kolor beżowy, zostawia piękne ślady na szkle i jest trwała. Kolor pięknej miedzi, lekko zamglone. Aromat wyraźnie chmielowy, lekko ziołowy. Lekko słodki. Na początku lekko winne nuty, ale się rozwiały, został głownie chmiel. Bardzo dobry aromat, niemalże jak APA. W smaku zdecydowane chmiele, z lekkim karmelem. Goryczka zaznacza się, ale szybko przemija. Wyczuwalny karmel. Wysycenie spore, ale nie za wysokie. Bardzo pijalne.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Zekada (264) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle at Bishops Arms, Helsingborg. Bitter damp smell of malts. Pours amber red with a small beige head. Taste is damp malts and is very bitter. Palate is oily and easy. Not a very nice beer, the taste just isn’t inviting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kavu (2426) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2014
0,5l bottle @ Metro, Lahti. Pours clear amber with a medium head. Aroma is fruity malts. Flavor is fruity malts and hops. Quite ordinary, but good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (940) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 8, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 500ml bottle served in a pint glass. Pours a slightly amber color forming medium creamy tan head. Good retention and lots of thin lingering lacings left in the glass. Strong caramel and caramel malts in the nose. Sweet and fruity. Quite hoppy and flowery too. Strong caramel in the mouth too. Good citrus and grassy hops character. Good bitterness. Medium body and excellent drinkability. [ BA Review @ 7/16/2014 ]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11274) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2014
On tap at Christian Firtal. Slightly hazy red amber with a lasting white head. Strong, bready and caramel malty aroma, with a fruity note. Sweet fruity flavour, with weak but clean citrus hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14104) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2014
Tap @ C4, Odense. Pours dark ruby amber with a small white head. Nutty and sweet malty. Toffee, dark fruit and an almost sweet dusty oxidized note. Medium bodied. Late whisper of citrus. Decent although not my style of beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackafholmes (343) - - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle from sharrow vale beer shop. Pale red ale with a foamy off white head. Aroma is malts a bit nutty with grassy dry hops with resin. Taste is malty and balanced with lovely hoppy bitterness. Prickly carbonation nice oily mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6309) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
Biggish beige head. Clear deep dark red body with light carbonation. Resiny tropical fruit aroma with toffee notes. Dryish earthy orangey taste with spicy herbal notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, slightly fizzy mouthfeel. Dry orangey peppery spicy aftertaste with cardamom notes. A bit odd, but not at all bad. (0.5l bottle, from wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (3378) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2014
Light brown colour with thin, lacy head. Initially a very hoppy aroma. As the beer warms some fruity malts come through too. Flavour features candy and sweet fruits. The finish is quite dry and hoppy.


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