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Thornbridge Kill Your Darlings

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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LazyPyro (430) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear dark amber brown colour with a small beige head lasting only a minute or so. Aroma of dark malt, lots of dark fruits. Tastes like a strong lager, really nice malty flavour, caramel, fruits, some hops too, bit of spice. Nice bitter finish. Medium body. Not a style I’d usually go for but I quite liked this.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (11246) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 28, 2016
[5/16/16] Draught at Taphouse in Copenhagen. Clear amber. Aroma of malt, toast, vegetal note, noble hops note. Sweetish flavor with malt, toast, and a bitterish noble hops finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
digitalviking (83) - - MAY 25, 2016
Very full round nutty taste with caramel aroma, not grainy tasting at all. On tap at the Hanging Bat Edinburgh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (7338) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2016
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - amber coloured pour with off-white head. Sweet bready malty aroma and taste, some caramel, pine, floral grassy hoppy notes, bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (10702) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2016
From tap at Taphouse. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, fruit, spice, caramel and bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nihtila (2678) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9018) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (2048) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hohops (729) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjez (379) - 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.


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