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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: American Pale Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 609   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Cask & Cold Filtered Bottle; Regular.
Typical of a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc wine, this wonderful South Pacific Ale has a great grassy nose with kiwi fruits in abundance. The wonderful fruity mouth gives way to a great bitter finish. 5.2%


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skortila (4602) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2010
@ Pre ZBF. Aroma has citric hops, little malt, some pine. Clear, yellow/golden coloured beer with a thin, white head. The taste is moderate bitter with little sweetness, citrus there. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2010
Had this one at the Pre-ZBF 2010. Yellow colored brew. Hoppy, fruity aroma. Flavor is hoppy, some fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
Clear golden with a tiny off white head. Hoppy aroma with pine, malt and fruity notes. Flavour had plenty of hops, pine, grapefruits and malty hints. Finished bitter and dry.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skinnyviking (7180) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
Bottle. Low fluffy and quickly disappearing white head. Clear golden body. Weak oranges honey aroma. Bitter malty hoppy flavor with high carbonation and a long aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2010
Bottle @ 3de Pre-ZBF. A clear yellow colored beer, with a small white head. The taste is malty with fruits and herbs. The taste of malts with fruits like citrus. There is bitterness and some sweet. The aftertaste is bittersweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (3918) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2011 Bottle @ Pre-ZBF. Watery golden orange pour, almost no head.Aroma of fruiy sour wine, fresh hops and more. .Flavour is spicy and fruity hops, quite dry.Probably a bit on the low side because I tasted it after I tasted the Thornbridge Halcyon which was awesome.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10435) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2010
Bottled. Light golden coloured. Fluffy beige head. Clear. Herbs, fruits and light spice in the aroma. Flavour spice, herbs and flowers. LIght sourness. Medium bodied. Smooth. Dry sweetish bitterness in the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3533) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2013 Bottle at 3rd pre-ZBF. Pours a clear golden color with almost no head. Faint aroma of hops and some sugary sweet fruits. Watery flavor with hops, and bitter lemon. Medium to low carbonation and a watery texture. 3/7/2010. 6/2/6/3/13

Re-rate, Bottle at De Molen @ 2nd tuesday tasting, hosted by dEnk. Clear golden pour, thin white head. Aroma is spicy, some citrus, slightly sweaty and nice fruity hops. Flavor is a bit chemical, but with nice bitter and spicy hops. Decently smooth and well drinkable. 7/3/7/3/15

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2010
Bottle. Dark golden colour with an off-white head. Very nice tropical fruit nose with lighter notes of sweet malt and butterscotch. Fruity, hoppy flavor. Also some sweetness, but bitter and dry towards the finish. Notes of tropical fruits (kiwi, citrus etc) grass, pine, sweet malt, light butterscotch. The mouthfeel is a bit oily/creamy. Nice!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 12, 2010
Tasted from the bottle at Kelly Ryan’s Thornbridge Tasting at the Malthouse. A big munich malt character dominates the nose with some hints of grassy floral hop. In the mouth the beer is malt accented with a big caramel malt character and some drying green hop character.


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