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


on tap

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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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!

BrotherLogic's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Love this - classic thornbridge low abv but full on hops. Colour is great - excellent beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gethinbeer (2386) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
Lovely looking Amber pour with a frothy cream head and clinging lace. Fruity, caramel aroma. Sweet fruity, caramel malt flavour. Sweet candid finish with a Syrup feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MissPxx (868) - - AUG 20, 2015
Lovely ruby red colour and very cloudy. Fruity and with a bitter taste and smooth. Very drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (7936) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2015
Cask at The Craft Beer Co. Low white lasting fluffy head. Clear thin looking yellow body. Weak fruity malt grass aroma. Dusty dry malt grass flavor with a nice hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (1174) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle. Amber body with offwhite head. Aroma is malty with caramel and some earthy English hops. Taste is also slightly roasted malts with some caramel and hints of herbs. Aftertaste is nice balanced between hop bitterness and roasty malts. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (547) - ITALY - JUL 13, 2015
50cl bottle. Pours almost clear orange amber with a beautiful lacy light beige head. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, some buttery aroma, some sweet fruits. Taste is sweet malts, butterscotch, some fruitiness again, nice balancement from the hops, vegetal notes. Medium body, medium carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjoeng (229) - - JUL 2, 2015
5.9%ABV. ESB Tapped out a deep red brown coming in at about 16ºSRM. Head of nice tan orange foam. The nose was languorously malty with nice toasted cereal aroma. The palate had a light hop balance, with an even finish. A good beer, but not outstanding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (12945) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2015
KRS 311214. Red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is citrus, hop, pine. Flavour is berries, alcohol, malt, hop, citrus, pine, caramel, bread. Medium body. OK beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle, 500 ml from Pivoljub, Ljubljana. Hazy dark orange with off white head. Hoppy aroma. Caramel malts, citrus. Nice hoppy and slightly bitterish flavor. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2015
Draught at Ölrepubliken, Gothenburg 2014. Clear golden beer with an offwhite head. Hoppy bready grassy and some berries ,caramell aroma. Bitter hoppy grassy floral flavour with metallic notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (3732) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
Fra fad på M2 Cardinal mai-15: klar rødlig kobber med fint skum. Fruktig og bæraktig aroma og smak. Tørr, og med deilig bitterhet. Lett krydret. Svisker, furunål, karamell, lær, skosåler og sigarboks nevnes rundt bordet. Jeg synes uansett at den er veldig god, og med en ettersmak som jgør at jeg griper etter glasset.

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