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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   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Cask; Christmas seasonal.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10139) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2011
A dark maple amber ale with a thin moka head. In aroma, faint caramel malt and herbal British hops. In mouth, a light nutty and woody malt with herbaceous green hops, astringence, light maple notes, not bad. Cask at Get Real NY, March 19th 2011.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4391) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Appearance: Modestly hazed, amberesque body with a scant, bubbly, off-white head. Smell: Scents of dark caramel and toffee, though not rather effusive, a goodly-sized pinch of dried herbs, and juniper giving an impression of gin. Taste: A touch of dry caramel and dry toffee, imparting just a bit of flavor, but no real sweetness joins an herbaceous taste of unsweetened iced tea and handful of grains. Slight pine. Light bitterness. Somewhat savory, faintly tart inclusion of juniper berries which carries through the finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Light carbonation. Overall: Itís fine and suitable for a spiced-up English ale.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7565) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
On cask warm. It smells pretty great with some flowery lavender, the taste is a lot more tame and perhaps lacks the flavor I would have liked.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
pintocb (645) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2011
This didnít impress. Too harsh, too young. Could have been a good session ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremytoni (3001) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2011
From a cast poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Nice light malty flavor with a quick finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2113) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2011
Cask at NWAF, 2011. Dark amber pour with a white head. Floral nose with hints of heather, raisins, moss and toffee. Flavours of ginger, cinnamon, caramel. Spicy linger. Hoppy, spicy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14688) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2011
cask at NWAF ... brown ... sweet cherry dark fruit ... little cinamon and ginger ... heavy spiced front ... light roast malts ... littlr clove ... littler christmas pudding ... little herby

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Cask. Clear copper body topped by beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, cinnamon, orange/earthy, light anise. Taste is moderately sweet, earthy/orange, cinnamon, some bread. Soft light-medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hombrepalo (1831) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2011
On cask @ Fountainheads. Poured a dark murky brown no frothy head. Aroma of sugars, cloves, nutmeg, malt, chocolate. Taste is similar, a bit overdone in the spices. The least fav of the night.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (12286) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Cask at Churchkey. Amber color. Very nice pine aroma. Taste is light bodied chocolate. Decent character.


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