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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14175) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8627) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1135) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2010
A Sim rate (cask at the Euston Tap): Sweet, tangy and hoppy aroma. Plenty of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and winter berries. Great looking beer with an inviting caramel colour and a head that just doesn’t give up. Flavour is full-on malt and a bitterness that lasts with its nutmeg and cinnamon spice. Really great beer. I could drink loads of this....if only we had an open fire rather than a space heater!

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (10429) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Cask at Churchkey. Amber color. Very nice pine aroma. Taste is light bodied chocolate. Decent character.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremytoni (2980) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10683) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2010
Cask at the Euston Tap. Dark garnet pour with a sturdy, white cream head. Malty aroma, with some cinnamon and other wintery spices, sugarplums, and hazelnut. Lovely, spicy flavor with perhaps nuitmeg and cinnamon, along with gingerbread, and faintly bitter lemon. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Dries out a good bit in the finish, with lingering spices, some ginger tang, and sweet bread, along with modest bitterness. Better than decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Milk chocolate and toffee noise. Taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, with lots of chocolate, light roast, light dark fruit, and a touch of fruity yeast. Solid cask ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11443) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2102) - , 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.


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