Thomas Hardy's Ale 50th Anniversary

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style
Interbrau SpA
Brewed at Meantime (Asahi)

Style: Barley Wine / Wheat Wine
Villafranca Padovana (PD), Italy
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 39   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barley Wine with a deep amber color and bronze reflections. Close to the nose the bouquet is immediately impactful, intense and complex: notes of candied fruit and spirit, dried figs, fresh tobacco and chocolate, the feeling of caramel is perceived but remains in the background. In the mouth the first sensation is of incredible density and softness, a silky warmth that accompanies memories of bitter orange jam, dried fruit, chestnut honey. On the end emerges an acidulous and refreshing vein with a slightly hinted bitterness that gives it harmony and balance. To be appreciated immediately, but also to be kept in the cellar to enjoy its evolution over the years. The 2018 vintage celebrates the 50th anniversary of Thomas Hardy's Ale, produced for the first time in 1968.

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3.8
madmitch76 (30340) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2019 23rd March 2019
Very light haze on this amber beer, residual pale tan head. Smooth palate, light and semi dry, reasonable fine carbonation. The malts reflect the lightness of the palate but bring a decent caramel - toffee, not that sweet. A little woody sherry turning mildly bitter. Ripe rich fruits. Smooth light creamy finish. Nice. Nothing spectacular but rich and tasty.

3
Choos (1055) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2019 Aroma: vegemite & malt extract Appearance: dark ruby, no head Flavour: burnt toffee, choc malt & mounds of malt Palate: very thick, low carbonation, lingering toffee

4
OminouSC2 (1470) - Mora, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2019 Perfect clear amber color, small white head. Sweet fresh fruit, tropical fruit juice, caramel, honey, slight hop and bread aromas. Sweet taste of dried fruits, peach candy, slight bitter finish with bread and spices.

3.9
Tmoney99 (16513) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2019 Bottle. Poured hazy dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, dark fruit and alcohol aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark sweet flavor with a moderate to heavy dark sweet finish of medium to long duration. This beer met my expectations.

4.2
shrubber85 (12409) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2019 Apricot, raisin, candi sugar, caramel malt, and hay aroma. Amber with minimal head. Very sweet apricot, raisin, candi sugar, malt, and moderately bitter dry hay,lemon peel, and alcohol flavor. Great body and balance. Excellent.

4
MrOrla (4607) - Odense SV, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2019 Bottle. Pours brown with a small head. Aroma of toffish malt, orange peel, tannic, caramel, slight dried fruits, quite some wood. Taste is quite bitter, orange peel, loads of toffee, dried fruits, quite wood.

4
hallinghansen (4252) - Odense SV, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2019 Bottle at MrOrlas great BW is life tasting. Hazy amber body with a small white head. Dried fruits, figs, raisins, bitterness, orange peel, chocolate notes, malt, wood.

3.9
Guruhso (1691) - Grindsted, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2019 Bottle at Orla tasting. Aroma of toasted malt, melasse, caramel, dried fruits, orange peel, Heavy sweet and light bitter. light boozy. Light and sticky. nice

4.1
Christian (14925) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2019 Bottle @ Mr Orla Going Barley, Ratebeer Odense. Hazy amber with a small white head. Malty aroma with toffee, biscuit, milk chocolate and dried fruit. Sweet malty flavour with a good, hoppy bitter finish.

4
Dedollewaitor (17620) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2019 Bottle @ Mr Orla Going Barley, Ratebeer Odense. Pours amber copper with a ruby hew and a bubbly head. Sweet port, dried fruit en masse. Full bodied. Very soft..


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