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Thornbridge Merrie (Merry)

Thornbridge Merrie (Merry)
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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: English Strong Ale
Bakewell, England


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Cask; Christmas seasonal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
Cask conditioned air pressure Tapped Leeds 07/01/14. A brown beer with a white head and lace. A spicy and floral beer. The spices really enhance this unlike some other beers where it gets in the way. The hops seem floral Saazy and work well. Very very easy to drink. Seems to hide the alcohol well, Lovely balance of flavours. A great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (2227) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2014
Clear cover brown with wee ringed white head. Nutty cinnamon and bitters on the nose, but exiting. Initial taste is less so, twang of bitterness, lightly spicy and twang of yeast. Finishes a decent bittersweet blend and a Cola bottle Chewy linger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (4300) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
Cask @ Sheffield Tap. Nutty, pot pourri nose, some interesting spices, dark malts.. ok but seems a bit unbalanced, and those spices arenít really my cup of tea

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5784) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Amber pour with watery white head. Pepper and spice aroma. A berriness that reminds me of blueberries but is not, paper, and pepper. Thin and watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2012
Interesting. Not the beer in my opinion, interesting that Thornbridge do something I donít like. Think thatís a first. Kind of amber brown with a big bubbled head. Some Christmas spice, licorice, carmel malts, bit of a strange medicinal flavour. Bit root beer like for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zdk (1870) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Cask at Get Real NY - nice light lavendar notes. Soft bodied, sweet sugars with herbal tannins. Dry finish with some woody notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Cask at the Euston Tap, 1st Dec 2010. Reddish brown with a lacy peristent small bright white head. Nose is all winter spices and flavour is likewise dominated. Caramel base.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2011

Draught @ Euston Tap, 190 Euston Road, London, Greater London, England NW1 2EF.

Clear medium to dark brown colour with a average, frothy - fizzy, good to excellent lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, sweet dark malt, spicy, mango, acidic - milky notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light light acidic and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, spicy, sweet cinnamon and ginger ! Body is medium, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat. [20101231]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2011
Cask at Get Real New York. Deep amber pour. The nose is of lavender, hibiscus and stewed fruit as well. A little bit of astringency on the back of the soft pale malt. A bit of woodiness toward the finish as well. Decent flavour - but the palate isnít quite right.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7460) - New York, New York, USA - APR 2, 2011
Draft at Get Real NY Cask Ale Event with Linh, Andrew, Streets, and Brendan. Pours an amber red with white lacing. Aroma is sweet spicy. Flavor is alright..

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