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Thornbridge Kill Your Darlings

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


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RATINGS: 241   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjoeng (326) - - 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 (502) - 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 (437) - - 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 (2232) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2015
Heldere koper bruine kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt niet zoveel. Smaakt zoetig, mout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abijen (2197) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2015
Amber helder bier met een goede getinte schuim kraag. Ruikt caramel, mout. Smaakt mout, caramel. Saai.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (6659) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 26, 2015
Bottled 500ml. -from Pivoljub Ljubljana. Clear amber coloured, small off-white head, light caamel in the nose. Moderate malty, fruity, caramel, dust and notes of sugar with malty caramel finish. So far the worse of eight Thornbridge beers I’ve tried. Pitty.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjik83 (1104) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2015
50cl flesje bij John Mullins, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 5% Uitgeschonken in origineel Thornbridge glas Uiterlijk: roosbruin met kleine schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: moutig, bittertje, licht fruitig Conclusie: amarillo hop niet echt te proeven, het is niet heel verkeerd maar niet uitdagend ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
R4N5H (463) - SINGAPORE - AUG 18, 2015
Sample (keg) at The Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell, on 13-Aug-2015 - Thornbridge tap takeover as part of London Beer City 2015. Clear reddish amber colour with a small off white head. Medium body and carbonation. Aroma is slightly floral, malt and grain. Slightly sweet caramel malt flavour, biscuit and floral pine. Drinkable, but far from the best Thornbridge beer that i have bad this evening.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (15334) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2015
At Craft Clerkenwell, London. Clear dark Amber beer with a rich beige head. Malty caramel aroma, fruity, breads, spicy notes. Malty caramel flavor, grainy, dark bread, some spicy floral notes. Unclean beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer5000 (5325) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2015
On tap @ Patricks. Clear dark amber body with a lacing tan head. Aroma is mainly malty with hint of dry fruit. Flavor is quite sweet malt, some caramel, dry fruit and moderate bitterness. Fine body and pleasant aftertaste. A bit sweet, but decent within in’s style.

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