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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 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matbli (113) - Poznań, POLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Shared bottled 750ml, pours extremly cloudy brown with high but fast falling beige head. Dominating aroma of sour cherries with a hint of vanilla and some delicate barnyard. Taste with light sourness, light sweetness, some tartness and a little bit of bitterness in the finish. A little bit watery and lacking some body. The balance is ok, but it could be much more intensive and sour. I’m also missing the effect of reusing wine barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rzymol (117) - - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle with Matbli. Starts with extreme gashing. Extremely hazy with all the microbiological stuff floating around. Scents of cherry, oak, raspberries and Bretanomyces. Tarty, fruity, acidic wirh light bitterness. Each component is interesting but the whole mixture does not work too well, rather unfinished. A bit too watery. ?I had higher expectations and will not likely return soon to this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cervmagpt (352) - PORTUGAL - APR 30, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 17C, adapted). Bottle 50 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: overall sour aroma of a brett fermentation, with notes of leather and red fruits. APPEARANCE: brown color and opaque. medium to large tanned head with good retention. TASTE: slight sweet and sour flavour with leathery notes of brett fermentation, complemented with a wine barrel (woody) flavour. low bitterness with a semi-dry finish. fruitness not very perceptible. PALATE: medium-low body with medium-high carbonation. OVERALL: a nice sour brown aged in wine barrels but without much complexity on the flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7344) - 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 (6820) - 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 (4564) - 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 (7) - 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 (4793) - 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 (2955) - 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!

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