Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Traditional Ale
Ashford in the Water, England


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RATINGS: 521   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Bottle conditioned;
Bracia is the Celtic name for a beverage brewed in Iron Age Europe with reference found on a Roman inscription at Haddon Hall,Derbyshire. Little is known about this except it was high in alcohol, brewed with cereals and, most probably, honey. Thornbridges Bracia has been infused with a generous amount of dark and bitter Chestnut Honey. This was sourced by Head Brewer Stefano Cossi from Beekeeper Onelia Pin in the Alpine foothills of North East Italy. Aromas are of chestnut, honey, cappuccino, white chocolate, dark fruits, vibrant fresh peel. The mouthfeel is velvety and rich, with notes of coffee, chocolate, liquorice and hazelnuts with warming alcohol, cocoa and a little peat in the finish. Malts: Maris Otter, Brown, Munich, Dark Crystal, Black, Chocolate, Peated and Roasted Barley. Hops: Target, Pioneer, Hallertau Northern Brewer and Sorachi Ace. Bracia can be cellared for up to one year, maybe longer. Its flavours will evolve so why not enjoy the experience of opening a bottle every once in a while.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tabernae (178) - Latina, - JAN 25, 2013
Versa nera, con una bella testa bruna. Tostata, con note di miele e cioccolato. in bocca ricca , dolce, rotonda mai noiosa, ancora miele, cioccolato, bruciato. piena e appagante, il top di questo natale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Serapac (406) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle from Malting Pot. Near black, medium brown head. Aroma rasins, peper, mix of other spices, chestnuts. Taste goes from sweet, to bitter-sweet to medicinal bitter, coffee flavour present throughout. Quite complex overall, very nice ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (4305) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle from Bottle Shop- Druid St. Dark and smoky, near black with bubbly brown head. Aroma is campfire, taste is more stout-y, some chocolate. Warmth sneaks up and makes you glow. Once acclimated, this one rocks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mishnok (159) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2017
From 500ml bottle. Pours dark, almost black with thin tan head. Rich, fruity aroma. Taste of raisins, prunes, a slight bitterness of coffee. One to be dipped and savoured ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kita (1988) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JAN 1, 2017
Bottle, 0.50l. Pours pitch black color with thick but quickly diminishing creamy brown head. Aroma of chocolate, capuccino, caramel, honey and nuts. Taste starts with moderate sweet and rich roasted malt, follows by licorice, coffee and chocolate, mouthfeel is warming, while finish is moderate bitter. Full body, creamy texture and average carbonation in palate. Awesome, although honey not tasted as much as felt in the aroma...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dynamiteninja (1845) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle conditioned. Loose tan head with no retention. Deep mahogany body. Nose is rich oak, mahogany, alcohol, vanilla, sherry, mace, nutmeg, roasted malt and a hint of smoke. Bubblegum. Gentle bitterness with some salt and umami. Soft mouthfeel. Full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fackbesokare (100) - - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle shared, full body with a lot of sweet stuff. sorachis strawberry bubble gum flavour combine perfectly in this ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Villyzzz (236) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours beautiful dark brown with a nice copper colored head. Aroma is roasted coffee, cocoa, bourbon oak, caramel and dried fruits. Taste has coffee, oak, roasty malts, caramel/honey and bourbon. Medium/long finish. Medium carbonation. I wouldnt change anything in this. Just amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3700) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 1, 2016
Bottle from Cornelius. Black body with a medium beige head. Faint lacing. Aroma of prunes, cherry and leather. Flavour of tobacco, black pepper, treacle and nuts. Medium to full body with a smooth, silky texture. Soft fizz. The alcohol is well hidden. A warming, complex beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LazyPyro (737) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2016
500ml bottle. Black with a large dark tan head. Aroma: complex, roasted malts, coffee, dark ripe fruits, chocolate, honey, nutty. Taste: like the aroma is rich and complex, so many flavours... roasted malts and dark ripe fruits, coffee, liquorice, sweetness from the honey, spice, bitterness is there though, and finishing with warming alcohol but considering the 10% ABV its not that strong. Smooth creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation, full body. What a treat this was, amazing flavours.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lada66 (59) - Savonlinna, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2016
Great beer with so many flavours you can hardly imagine. Strong beer but you cant taste alcohol at all. The beer that thrones your tasting.

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