Thornbridge Alliance Reserve 2007

 
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Formerly brewed at Thornbridge
Style: Barley Wine
Ashford in the Water, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
During 2007, an alliance based on friendship and love of great beer between Thornbridge’s Head Brewer Stefano Cossi and Brooklyn Brewery’s Garrett Oliver led to the brewing of this refined strong ale which has been matured for over 18 months before being bottled. The collection includes the unoaked Alliance Strong Ale and two finished exclusively in fortified wine casks: Spanish oak Pedro Ximenez Sherry (PX) and American oak Madeira. We hope you enjoy this unique tasting experience

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3.7
fonefan (51144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2009
Bottle 375ml.
Clear medium orange amber color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, berry, raisin, wood, alcohol. Flavor is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20090724]

3.4
yespr (47581) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2009
37.5 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark orange with a small off-white head. Light herbal and caramelish aroma, light alcohol presence. Sweet malty, complex fruity and light wooden smooth vanilla like note. Fruity and yeasty lingering flavoured finish.

3.4
Ungstrup (38489) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2009
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, fruit, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, fruit, and wood, leading to a dry alcoholic finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

3.7
joergen (29234) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2010
Bottle at Theis og Mette. Cloudy amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Sweet aroma of malts, caramel and marzipan with notes of dried fruits. Sweet flavour of caramel, liquorice powder, marzipan and dried frits with notes of hops. Sweet and hoppy finish.

3.7
anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty slightly yeasty aroma with hints of caramel and some hoppy hints. Fruity malty slightly yeasty caramel flavor with some woody hints. Has a sweetish fruity malty caramel finish

4.1
cgarvieuk (26029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2014 Bottle at my cloisters Bar staff tasting no2... Slight pink amber ... sweet pine orange peel and apricot on nose ... sweet smooth rich and soft ... apricot and peach ... very creamy ... This was so nice that i know i need to revisit the PX rating. 4.1

bottle at RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting ... copper ... soft sweet fruit ... light whiskey? nose ... rich vanilla toffee soft frutis ... juicy malts ...soft orange ... not as good as i remember 3.6 Bottle at home drunk nov 2014 ... massive oxidised dark fruits ... big blackcurrant ...big soft sherry..dark fruits ... soft fberrrier .. rich fruits ... soft toffee fruits ... nice but definitly past its best 3.6

3.8
omhper (25753) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2010
Bottled, thanks Nightfall! Cloudy amber, rich head. Caramelly nose with arousing sherry atop. Oaky and caramelly, sweet and full bodied with soft mouthfeel. Peppery oaky finish. Lovely malt character, plenty of interesting oak flavour, although on the sweet side.

4.2
madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
11th December 2010
Very hazy amber beer, small fluffy white head. Palate is semi dry and crispy. Mild prickly carbonation and minerals. Lovely fruit salad sweets that are just lightly sour. Mild toffee caramel malt, creamy too boot. Slash of coca cola before the crisp finish. Hugely drinkable. 11%? Your having a laugh! Drinks like 7%. Fabulous beer.

4
Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2010 Bottle 37,5 cl. Comes as "Thornbridge Alliance Strong Ale Reserve 2007" with purple on the label. Pours slightly hazy reddish amber with an off-white head. Intense aroma of overripe fruit and massive alcohol. Fairly solid body, sweet overripe fruit, wood and caramel - somewhat oxidized. Subdued bitterness with a warming alcohol in the finish. 190110

Bottle 37,5 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Slightly hazy golden with an off-white head. Spicy, woody nose. Quite full-bodied, wood and overripe fruit. Fairly alcoholic finish with some hoppines. 7/3/7/3/14= 3.4 240709

4.5
Leighton (22329) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle at RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting at The Dean Swift, London. Pours a clear, ruby-amber with a great, foamy, off-white head. Big ripe fruit nose, some definite raisin notes. Extremely sweet flavor, notes of pear, toffee, caramel, fig, raisin, banana. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warm finish, more sugar, sweet toast, dried fruits. Superb.


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