haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Here’s one of those bitters that’s not quite more than the sum of its parts. Looks good in an off-gold, rocky head fashion. Tastes of clean biscuity malt, riven with a fair weft of citric bitterness. It smacks of quality ingredients put together in a neat, logical manner. Just lacks that usual Thornbridge sparkle. Competent brewing, just not exciting.
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the Thornbridge Hall Brewery, Ashford in the Water 21/02/2009
Malt and hop aromas. Amber coloured hoppy and smooth on the palate with a crisp and slightly pale malt finish.
DruncanVeasey (7882) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Leicester 09. Slightly murky gold with a loose sudsy head. Lots of dry stinging bittering hop and soggy rich tea biscuit. Faint orange and nettle, bit of almond peeping through. Slightly anticlimactic festival opener; not as aromatic and singing as hoped. Solidly hopped pale ale lingering with nuthusk and hairs-on-your-chest bitterness.
leaparsons (9110) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Leicester Fest 09. Hazy gold with an off-white foam. Aromas are biscuit malts with dry hops. Spicy and herbal with grapefruit. Flavours are very dry hops with some sweet toffee. Bitter grapefruit towards the finish with floral notes. Decent.