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Thornbridge Pioneer

Thornbridge Pioneer
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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Specially brewed for JD Wetherspoon’s Oct 09 International real ale Festival. Hops used are Brambling Cross and Pioneer.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15095) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2012
6th November 2009
Spoons Fest. Clear light amber beer. Small frothy white head. Softish semi dry palate. Malt crispness provides a foundation for some light bitter hop that has a faint pineapple sweet edge. Lingering bitter hop aftertaste. Decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2010
A Mes rate: Cask at Baker Street ’Sporks.
Very slightly hazy gold with a thin white head and plenty of lace. Lovey earthy and dusky hoppage snout with some really good, lightly sweet biscuity malt. Flavourwise, this is just an excellent bit of English. Balanced absolutely perfectly. Glorious earthy notes and just the right amount of hops. Excellent delicate fruity notes and a beautiful bitterness in the finish. Massively drinkable. Great length to the bitterness. Delicate but lasts really well. Could drink lots of this. Hats off to the Metropolitan for putting this on in the best condition I have ever seen in there.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2010
cask at JDW ... nice golden amber ... dry hop nose ... bitter hop resins ... dull soft fruits ... light resin ... light pine.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2009
JDW, Hemel Hempstead. Dusty, biscuit, clean and sweet. Good bouncing tennis ball balance. Nice. [3.0]
JDW, Rochester. Buttery and maple and almonds and burnt toffee and apricot and vanilla. Lovely! [3.8]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13737) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2009
Cask handpull at Samuel Peto, JDW, Folkestone. Clear opper, lasting beige head. Pleasantly flowery hoppy slightly biscuity pale ale. Stupidly drinkable. Love it. Touch of butter on the aroma maybe. Good balanced bitterness on end. Why can’t all bitter be this good? Wow, lovely hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10291) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2009
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Slightly clouded gold with thin head. Quite a thinnish beer with a lagery, grainy type flavour and a touch sweet. There is a hop note late on with a citrusy touch, but otherwise just a little plain.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2009
Cask in the Alfread Herring. Alround rating: Citrusy, lime and oranges, floral, pale honey malt comes through somewhere, nice mouthfeel and fresh. Clean.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
witthatsbier (240) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2009
grainy nose ,tight head with full lace down glass,flavour is dry with light bitter notes,giving way to dryish finish,slightly thin but still a nice beer

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
Pale pint at JDW Newcastle. This wasn’t what I expected, a pilsner like hoppy, malty lager taste with medium herbal hops, a little eggy in the finish, unusual but decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8092) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2009
Cask, Highcross, Leicester. Golden with an off-white foam. Aromas are caramel malts with spices. Some light fruit. Quite fresh. Flavours are biscuit and caramel malts with grapefruit. Peppery, dry and clean with a bitter finish. A slightly disappointing Thornbridge brew.


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