Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: English Pale Ale
Bakewell, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
A burnt gold English Pale Ale brewed with the latest crop of Pioneer and Bramling Cross hops. Some malt present in the nose with a hint of lime and lemon peel. Medium bodied with some biscuit character and more citrus present in the mouth. The finish shows a clean bitterness with a touch of lingering grassiness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tide (3012) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2013
Cask at Black Door. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, peach, hops, mandarin and a bit soapy aroma. Bitter finish with citrus, hops and grass. Good real ale, albeit it has very light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (2834) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 23, 2013
Cask @ The Bath Hotel, Sheffield [161013]
Light blonde, cystal clear, white bubbly head, some lacing
Aroma - Light fruity hops, light pale malts, slight lemon
Taste - light fruits, soft light sweet caramel pale malts, touch of lemon, little in the way of hops, easy going but lacklustre
Palate - Light body, some oiliness. Finish as main flavour.
Overall - An ordinary golden ale, not up to Thornbridge’s usual standards, but plenty of pints of it being sold here, obviously they are brewing this to demand. Very yeah yeah yeah for me

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (10176) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2013
Tap(@Cask, Pub&Kitchen, Pimlico):Golden, a bit hazy, small persistent (off-)white head, dryish - rather herbal - hoppy nose with some kind of rural aromas; dry to bone dry bitter flavour, quite light bodied; citrussy-hoppy taste in the lingering dry bitter and slightly sweet finish. O.K. …

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (14002) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 3, 2013
Cask (Kuikka, Helsinki)
Simple sweetish malty English beer aroma, some black tea. Flat palate, carbonation low. Gold, tiny head. Watery, feels flat. Simple popcorny grains, some spicy hops almost peppery. A bit of a damp squib, but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17214) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
Cask at Craft Clerkenwell, 06/08/13. Clear golden with a thin off white head. Nose is soft citrus fruits, orange, grass, light grapefruit. Taste comprises mandarin, light orange pith, sugars, soft dough, hint of caramel, tea leaves. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish with subtle hop bitterness. Ok simple enough pale affair.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2013
Cask, CBC Brixton. Slightly cloudy pale orange. No head, little carbonation if any at all. Hoppy floral aroma, pleasant. Not big on flavour. Hops, very mild malt and slight bitterness make it a very easy drinking summer session ale. OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (12677) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2013
Cask at The Lyric, Soho. It pours clear amber with a small bubbly white head. The nose is earth, floral, earth, hay, tangy lime and biscuit. The taste is biscuit, floral, grass, light lingering bitterness, grain, wood and faint lime with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Easy drinking, but not a whole lot going on. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dommod2011 (704) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
Half at Victoria, Brum. Busy inside so stood outside in industrial surroundings which I kinda like. My Peroni loving mate was waffling on about something dull and I was dreaming of my bed. Bitter when what I wanted was something refreshing but you can’t blame the beer for that. I got confused at the bar. My mate had Titantic stout which he seemed to enjoy. I’m looking forward to coming back here with Bish and Dan and having a good chat. The train beckoned and I needed to take photos of street furniture in the dark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1960) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
On cask @ Coach and Horses, Dronfield - Hazy golden body with a thin white head.Grassy hop nose with some malt sweetness. On the taste, dry on the palate with plenty of malt and cereal. Fruity, hoppy finish. Body is slightly thin. Not one of Thornbridge’s best.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
shakespiers (12) - Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2011
I was very disappointed with this beer as I normally love Thornbridge. No hop aroma or flavour. Darker looking than I expected and certainly not refreshing. Very poor beer.

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