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Thornbridge Kill Your Darlings

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


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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kajser27 (364) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 28, 2015
Deep amber to red colored, small off white head. Aroma is of caramel, candy, some herbal hops. Taste is medium+ sweet caramel, candy-fruity, orange, some biscuit and a bready finish. Low+ herbal bitter finish. Medium bodied and carbonation. Is nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (11389) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Bottled, 500ml from Tebay Services, Orton, Cumbria. Reddish brown with cream head. There is a sweet note on pouring which transfers as a caramel flavour on drinking. Thickish malts with a medium carbonation, slightly burpy beer then a light hopping, herbal, leafy notes, adding to the marking. Reasonable enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (12416) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2015
Patricks 170715. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, grain, floral. Flavour is malt, caramel, grain, floral, bread, hop. Medium body. OK beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2015
Draught @ Haand Ølfestival 2015, Drammen
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, grain and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long caramel, biscuit, grain and floral finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenOver (175) - SLOVENIA - JUL 10, 2015
Pours dark red-amber, aroma is gentle and yeasty. A lot of head, that slowly diminishes. Taste is very full, excellent body, sweet at first, a hint of barley, then it finishes with a slight hoppy, carbonated taste. A very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (2142) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2015
sample from bottle at 24 uurs maastricht. poured a slight murky amber colour with a tanned head. nose of dark caramel malts, raisins, caramel sweetness, cookies, slight herbal notes, spiced yeast, toffe, with a slight bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (604) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
Keg at The Port Street Ale House, Manchester. A slightly hazy brown colour with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, cola, a little blackberry, fruity malt and floral hops. Taste of caramel, blackberry, fruity malt, berries, some grain and floral hops. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A dry but fruity finish. Easy drinking and has some nice flavours, decent but not unique

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (1789) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle from Brown and Greens, Trentham. Pours red brown with off white froth. Caramel, spice, nicely carbonated. Enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (627) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAY 18, 2015
On Tap. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 15/05/2015. Aroma malta, caramelo, sabor dulce, cuerpo medio, carbonatacion suave.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wekker84 (1880) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle a amber colored beer with a white head aroma malts caramel dark fruits and some hops flavor malts caramel dark fruits citrus some yeast and bitter hops

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