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Thornbridge Late Star

Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bakewell, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (2134) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2015
Cask. Greystones, Sheffield. Amber, with a light haze. Dense, creamy, sticky, off white head. Granary bread. Light banana. Soft toffee. Some ripe plum. Taste is fruity dry. Light bitter. Feels smooth, although a tad thin. Finishes fruity bitter. Ok. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8035) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2012
Cask at Craft Beer Co Brighton. It pours deep amber with a medium off-white head. The nose is wood, leather tangerine, dried pineapple and brown bread. The taste is wood, leather, sharp citrus, tangerine, grape, cox apple, caramel, light spice and resin with a long dry finish. Med body and soft carbonation. Flavoursome and well balanced. Nice hopped-up contempory take on an ESB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2370) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 6, 2012
Cask @ Hallamshire House, Sheffield 031112
Amber, creamy white head, good lacing
Aroma of light fruity malts
Taste - soft grassy hops, light orange zest, soft fruity caramel malts, mellow
Palate - soft carb, medium body. FInish as main flavour, rapid soft bitter finish, dab of peppery hop in the tail
Overall - An ok, well made premium bitter but not a lot on the nose

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - NOV 6, 2012
Tasted from the cask @Buckingham hotel, Buxton, on 06/11/2012. Pours of lovely copper color with a proper snowy head. Aroma is quite mild, just slightly caramely and flowery. Mouthfeel low-to-medium bodied, low carbonated as expected. Taste is mild as well, caramely sweet upfront, then floral and faint herbal notes. Aftertaste is short and just a bit bitter. Neutral, maybe I just dont like cask ales much. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
15th October 2012
Craft. Hazy amber beer, little off white head. Palate is fresh and and pretty dry. Moderate carbonation. Moderate hops - a little tangerine and marmalade. Whisper of grass. Pretty fresh but restrained and too dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesie1857 (1533) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2012
On cask @ Beauchief Hotel - looks okay, bit of a golden colour, nice white head, Slight citric nose, hoppy. The bite and palate aren’t up to scratch. Not as good and let the brewery standard down. Ordinary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (11073) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2012
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico - 19/10/12. Lightly hazed copper/golden with a decent bubbly off white head. Toffee/Caramel on the nose, light orange /tangerine and trace of greapefruit. Tastes of caramel malts, citrus tones, touch of grapefruit, slightly sour. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation lending towards a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7379) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2012
Cask gravity, Nottingham BF 2012, 12/10/12. Handsome, loose-collared copper. Somewhat minty, M+Ms aroma. Mint and orange chocolate taste; a thin, odd flavour profile with herbal, menthol and aniseed touches. OK I suppose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (1958) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 2, 2012
Cask, bar dada, Sheffield, UK. Medium amber, mint like hop aroma, some honey and winter spice. Semi sweet, caramel and nectarine. Slight chalky finish, more stone fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5296) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Cask @ CBC Brixton. Apparently this beer was brewed to celebrate a local Sheffield newspaper. The pour’s a medium amber color with a tiny white head. The nose is light fruits, apricot, white grapes. Hints of summery grass. The taste is mildly fruity malts, some strawberry and more apricot. Some sprucy hop bitterness on the finish. Grassy. Soft body, easy to drink. Overall, quite nice! This has a much bigger hop profile than your traditional ESB. A good hybrid!

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