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Thornbridge Hall Sour Brown

Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Bakewell, England
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7018) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
50 cl bottle. 2013 vintage. BBE 02.07.2018.
Pours dark hazy mahogany color with a large head, a slow gusher. Lots of ripe fruits and dark berries on the nose, mild spicy notes, earth and funky fruits. Sour fruity flavor, some earthy notes, spices, wood, barnyard and bilberries. I like the sourness here, sadly the strong carbonation ruins the show.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (6495) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
50 cl bottle vintage 2013 @ olio, BBE 02.07.2018
Aroma is sourish with currant juice, some cranberries, vinegar tones and oak. Very foamy palate, too high on CO2. Flavour is tart with currants, cranberry juice, oaky tones, vinegar and red wine. Surprisingly this is not my thing – like 99% beers of this category are. +1 for the cardboard box. Both beer and box are thinner cardboard than Fuller’s vintage ale though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiong (4331) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
500ml bottle

Pours dark reddish brown with a foamy head. Aroma of cherries, tartish berries, malts, syrup, toffee, oak and wood. Taste is sour, carbonated and syrupy with notes of berries, oak and hints of ash. Finish is carbonated, slightly tartish and syrupy with hints of berries and sourness. A bit unbalanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBrawl (6) - SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2015 does not count
Reddish hue. Foaming bottle. Nice big head. Smells like cherrys, some oak notes. Vanilla. Tastes like sour cherrys, some residual sweetnes, caramell. Dry. My favourit Thornebridge beer evööör!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (4708) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle at Östersunds maltfestival cons 2015-02-28 Östersund AR: kriek youghurt, sourness AP: hazy brown, stouty brownish head F: fizzy, cheeries/kriek, dry wee choclate, sour, peppery - nice brew

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brewhemia (56) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2015
Dark brown with off white head. Much going on in the aroma. I like the cherry aroma but the sour part not so much. The taste has quite a lot of flavors. Sweetness from the cherry and rhubarb, which I like, the maltiness of a brown ale and the sourness from the brettanomyces. Interesting and quite good also I think.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zacgillbanks (2880) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This very dark brown beer has ruby read highlights and a white foamy head. It has tart cherry and slight sour raspberry flavours, vanilla and oak notes followed by a dry smooth rich aged cherry finish. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackafholmes (542) - - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle from beer central, sheffield. The bottle overflowed with foam when opened, which worried me, when poured it was murky brown with a reasonable off white head. Aroma is very sour on the nose, cherries and red wine, almost verging on vinegar. Took the first sip nervously, thankfully it hadn’t spoiled in the bottle. Taste is lovely deep sourness and tart sweetness, hints of rhubarb and even a touch of coffee. A bit over carbonated for me which spoils what would be a nice medium body. The least memorable thornbridge hall I’ve had, still very good though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (14668) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark brown color, large tan head. Aroma of sourdough brownie dough, cherries, plums, port wine. Taste is fruity, vinous, plums and dates. Hi carbonation interferes a bit with the mouthfeel. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elbernays (757) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 15, 2014
500ml Bottle at home from mchughs. Pours murky brown. Sour lemon nose. Fruity berries red wine flavour. Plenty of body. Really good.

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