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Thornbridge Kill Your Darlings

Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Bakewell, England


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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Vienna lagers, named after the city they were originally brewed in, has become a classic style of lager but one rarely brewed in the UK. Thornbridge’s take on the style is “Kill Your Darlings” which is reddish brown in colour with a medium body and characterized by a malty aroma and slight malt sweetness. A twist on this style has been added by late hopping with Amarillo and Tettnanger hops. After a period of cold fermentation the beer has been lagered for five weeks. “We have done the waiting so that you can enjoy the crisp fresh flavours and in our opinion this is a beer best drunk as fresh as possible” says Brewery Production Director, Rob Lovatt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nihtila (2559) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2016
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Amber clear. Nose is dank, sweet malts. Tastes sweet malts, dank, red fruits. Not my style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (8680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2016
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours clear amber with a thick white head. Aromas of sweet, creamy malt. Taste is sweet, faint herbal note. Sweet finish. Not my bag.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (1926) - CROATIA - MAR 21, 2016
Bottle, 500 ml, from Pivoljub. Shared with Miro B. Pours dark amber, small off white head. Caramel malty, sweetish, hint of fruit. Medium bodied. Bit disappointed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hohops (691) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2016
Appearance- amber, ruby hints, quite clear, a thick beige head which slowly diminishes. Aroma- caramel, bready malt, brown sugar, cake, raisin, biscuity malt. Taste- crisp hops, banana bread, malt loaf, hints of sugary dark fruit. Mouthfeel is carbonated, and slightly watery. Slightly sweet finish with caramel hints. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjez (317) - Osaka, JAPAN - FEB 13, 2016
Something about this beer. I love a Vienna lager and this hits all the right notes. It’s got a sweet malt aroma, caramel, some citrus, then the taste follows suit. It’s hoppy and crisp, some biscuity and pine notes, finishing really clean, and it just drags you in. Delicious, refreshing, easy-drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (7646) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2016
Keg @ Drink? Hebden Bridge. Clear mid-brown with a creamy off-white head. Has a crisp darker sweetness running through the ale with toffee notes which are at their most stated in its taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjoeng (619) - SINGAPORE - OCT 9, 2015
5%ABV. Vienna Lager. Tapped out a dark brown amber red. 25ºSRM. Nose is full of mead and sweet raw honey, red dates. Aggressively carbonated to offset the solid dark malt flavor which is present in abundance. nutty. graham cracker, browned wheat toast, barley bread. Finish is short hops. Light fruit. Ok for me...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayumiH (709) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2015
500ml bottle at home. Okay but not particularly memorable, I’m sorry. Don’t get me wrong I love Thornbridge.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Neorej80 (491) - - SEP 18, 2015
Sweet, honeylike aroma with sweet malts, ahorn. Nice golden / copper colour, almost white foamy head. Round pretty full sweetish flavour. Full malty with hints of pine, maple and nuts. A bit dry and tinckling on the palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bosbouw (2464) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2015
Heldere koper bruine kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt niet zoveel. Smaakt zoetig, mout.

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