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Thornbridge Kill Your Darlings

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

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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skortila (4484) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2014
Bottled. 25cl sample. The aroma has caramel/toffee malts and grassy hops. Clear, amber-copper coloured beer with an off-white, thin-medium head. The taste is light-moderate bitter, has caramel malts and grassy hop tones. That’s it. Dull and boring.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (5901) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014
Draught @ Moeder Lambic, Fontaines. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, light bread, grass, light citrus. Flavor is malt, caramel, grassy hops, light citrus. Medium body, average carbonation. 300714

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2228) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
(Thornbridge Kill Your Darlings) 500ml bottle at home, poured into a glass tankard, ABV 5%. Light amber coloured beer, little activity in the clear body,with a small and thin tan head sitting on top. Low retention, it leaves light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, toffee, light roasted malts, milky chocolate. Taste also of caramel, roasted malts on the finish, fresh grass, a bit sweet at first but quite intense bitterness on the aftertaste, lasting long too. Medium thin body, average carbonation, lively. Moderate dry palate. Quite good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawanna (2122) - GERMANY - AUG 9, 2014
0,5 l bottle caramel, cereal, herbs, sweet malty, amber, clear, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, creamy, slick feel, average carbonation,

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oqnid (76) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
18 avril '13 -->Vienna lager rousse, 5.0%, 500ml -bois auburn aux reflets acajou; mousse fine -nez malté, caramel, jus raisin (Welsch) -maltée, boisée, caramel, raisins secs, prunes -sèche, florale -légère et fraîche -finale malt, raisins, caramel; légère amertume Co=3 Arô=2.5 Am=2.5 Su=2 Arr=2.5 A via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (468) - SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Clear reddish beer with a decent foamy head. Light hop and fruit aroma. Flavour is hoppy and with an apple flavour. It’s got good body to it and an almost malty finish. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElectroMod (119) - - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle from On the Alley, Manchester. Pours a deep amber with a foamy off white head. Aroma is malty, and caramel, with a taste very similar with some bitter aftertaste. Overall, pretty okay Vienna style lager but pretty by the books.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sebilinz (479) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle. Brown clear body with tan head. Aroma is malts with bread. Taste is some caramel malts with biscuits. Aftertaste is medium bitter with some malts. I think the bottle wad to old.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sdmmb (817) - USA - JUL 19, 2014
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought at Malting Pot, Brussels. Refreshing Vienna style lager with hoppy taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (593) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2014
500 ml Bottle Appearance: Dark ruby with a beige head. Aroma: Caramel, red apples, toasted bread,grains an a hint of red fruit. slight date/raisin, some bitterness, fruity, toasted bread.slightly bitter finish Tsste: grains,caramel, mals, medium sweet up front in the finish some light bitterness with some nice hops. Medium body, medium carbonation, Good brew in it’s style and a nice twist are the hops in he finish but for that reason it has to be quite fresh.


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