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Thornbridge Melba

Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Fruit Beer
Bakewell, England
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
DAda have been up at the brewery working hard to create a new beer and now they want you to taste the fruits of their labours! Their beer Melba is a 5.2% Peach IPA and will be launched at DAda on Friday June 14th at 5pm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nocturne (1833) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2016
Cask at Pie & Ale, Manchester. Light blonde shade. White head. Opens with sweetish peach notes. Floral, honey and white grape action. Not too hoppy or much of an IPA, but the peach side is quite good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jookos (5600) - FINLAND - OCT 5, 2016
Cask@corvus. Golden light haze. Fruity fruit punch apricotty, almost candy bubblegummy, light straw malty nose. Med bodied, bit tannic dry finish. fruity flavour. Apples, heavy dried peaches. Bi ttoo peachy for me.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Cask thanks to Fergus at Craft Clerko. The aroma is sweet, juicy, very peachy, tinned peach, candy and mango... perhaps slightly artificial, . The taste is very sweet upfront, sweet tinned peach, apricot, oily, fruit cocktail and icing sugar with a drying finish. Medium body and soft. A bit sweet and artificial tasting. I wouldn’t order another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (9515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Cask at the CBC Clerkenwell, at the thornbridge tap takeover. A mostly clear golden yellow coloured pour with a lasting thin white head. Aroma is big sweet, peach melba fruit, apricot jam, sweet. Flavour is composed of semi sweet pale malts, sweet fruits, tropical peach, apricot, juicy, yogurt. Palate is semi sweet, lowish cask condition. Ok for what it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (18700) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Cask at CBC Clerko. Pours clear yellow with a foamy, white head. The nose has loads of peach, perhaps a touch artificial. Medium sweet flavor with ample gummy peach candies, low bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes with more sweet peach, faint hay and biscuit. A novelty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (14267) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2016
Sampled @ Craft Clerkenwell. Clear golden color, small white head. Nice mango fruity aroma. Taste lightly malts, hops, mango indeed. Moderately bitter finish. Decent body and average carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (17268) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2016
Cask. Fast klare goldgelbe Farbe. Geruch nach Pfirsich, fruchtig süß. Geschmack süß fruchtig, viel Pfirsich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Cask handpull at Craft Clerkenwell. Hazy gold colour lasting white head. Yes very peachy indeed. Aroma of timned peaches and flavour of tinnned peaches plus some drying hop. Decent if a touch one dimensional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (6067) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2016
Cask at the Nags Head, Reading. A pale amber pour with a ring of white head; muted aroma of tinned peach; soft and dry in the mouth with a peachy taste, but again tinned rather than fresh, and a floury body with some sweet vanilla; then a gently bitter, fruity finish. All the Melba ingredients are there: peaches, ice cream, vanilla and raspberry, but overall it lacks intensity of flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrOrla (2301) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2016
Cask @ c4. Pours almost clear yellow with a white head. Aroma of peach, citrus, light grainy, a touch yeast. Taste is rather sweet with loads of peach, slight grain, and citrus. Decent

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