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Thwaites Thoroughbred Gold (Pasteurised)

Brewed by Thwaites
Style: Bitter
Blackburn, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml bottles.
Changed name from Thoroughbred to Thoroughbred Gold in 2007
"Brewed in celebration of Thwaites’ award-winning Shire Horses. A winning Thoroughbred is the result of breeding the best stallion to the best mare, with the proof of superiority and excellence being established on the race track. Thoroughbred Gold also has the same winning combination derived from the best Maris Otter and Pearl Malts with a blend of Fuggles and Goldings hops to give a well-balanced beer that stays the course right to the finish. " ABV was 4%; changed to 3.7%

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle from an unknown supermarket. Poured a clear, very pale gold with a halo of white head. Virtually no aroma; some corn and floral hop. Flavours are equally lacking; some mild hop bitterness. Palate was unpleasant metallic notes and some boiled sweets.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
planky84 (2725) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2012
Bottle from Morrisons, Sidcup. Gold pour with a white head. Warm bread and citrus aroma. Bitter malt and light citrus flavour. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
McNeillR (2143) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2012
A real baseless brew here. No depth in body, nose or head. An oily mouthfeel for the low ABV, a sloopy hop initial taste with a fairly defensive finish. Clinical towards the end once palate had adjusted, but a real no marker of a beer. Not befitting the horsies it’s named after. (Bottle, Morrisons)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (4519) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 23, 2012
500ml bottle from Morrison’s Ayr - clear pale golden ale, bubbly white head, grassy hop aroma, high carbonation, grassy flavour with a hint of citrus, dry finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (4198) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle courtesy of mr_h. Dry creamy resin biscuit vanilla aroma. Golden amber colour, big foamy head. Dry cereal resin flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Average bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (7860) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2012
Nice blend of both malts and hops which creates a pleasant soapy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (6970) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 13, 2012
500ml bottle from Morrissons. Lovely amber pour. Very clear. Rocky head and no lace. Lovely inviting aroma that promises so much, but this beer fails to deliver true quality. Lacks any kind of distinctive flavour. Poor palate and no real aftertaste. It's refreshing, but this beer lacks that something special that would make me want to buy a second bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
WeissGary (286) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2012
This was a wild card buy because it was on the cheap, nothing really to be excited about here... quite the opposite to be honest. Very similar to Stella Artois; a skunky, light and horrible taste. The skunkyness was really the defining factor, I would be interested to see if it held up any better away from the clear bottle and would certainly consider a half pint on tap otherwise I doubt I will be drinking this again - generally I would say of even bad drinks that I would take it over a standard beer like stella but in this instance its so similar to stella, if it was the choice between the two I would probably just opt for a case of stella as opposed to a similar number of these and save a few quid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
buggybill2003 (39) - - MAY 10, 2012
Certainly not the best beer Ive ever drunk, but as a drink with a meal, it wasnt too bad really. Clean taste with no strong aftertaste. Pleasant floral aroma.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (5759) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
500ml bottle, still 4.0% ABV, best before 12th June 2008, drank mid November 2007. Poured into a Bateman’s pint sleeve glass. It is the same beer once you get into it (I think), might be a few slight changes, but I can’t really tell or comment on any. So I shall review it as if it was my first time. Pale amber colour, the head which started off as a white thick coating soon left leaving a thin scummy, wispy nothingy top. Aroma of hops and a little yeast, malts also, but nothing strong. Nothing offensive in the taste, but nothing worth mentioning either, a bog standard Pale Ale and a long way from being a ’Thoroughbred’ IMHO. I might have had this beer to cold because as it warmed the flavours (fruitiness and hops) started to appear, but it was too little to late. The mouthfeel was watery and thin. Not overly impressed, maybe a cask one would change my mind, but I’ll not be having another bottle be it a ’Thoroughbred’ or a ’Thoroughbred Gold’.

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