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100
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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Traditional Ale
Ashford in the Water, England

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RATINGS: 530   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (3713) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle from 2012. Dark brown with a small brown head. malty and nutty tones. malt, caramel, fruit, coffee and chocolate. Full body with a long, bitter sweet finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (11747) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle @ Maxs, courtesy of Valgreen, Thanks. Pours black with a fading creamy brown head. Aroma is malts, wood, little peat, light earthy, dark chocolate. Flavor is malt, nuts, peat, earthy, dark chocolate, burnt caramel bitter grapefruitlike hops. Full body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation, bitter finish with some warming alcohol. 121213

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Osprey (7731) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle BB Feb 2017. Thick black pour, big brown head doesnt endure long. Decent lacing. Smell - refresher sweets, lots of nag champa incense, orange peel, touch of alcohol. Body is medium to full, slightly foamy and medium carbonation. Taste - sweet, spice, apple, slight spearmint, more incense, toffee, touch of grapefruit, rounded peated finish, slightly sharp. This is a good beer. Sorachi Ace is probably my least favourite hops, and the fact that I enjoyed this despite their obvious presence says a lot. I would love to try this with a different hop combination. I would call this an imperial stout personally.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ContemplateBeer (2077) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Aroma: Strong espresso coffee, moderate peat, hazelnut, dark honey, and basically all the other stuff the label says. Very complex and full of fantastic anticipation. Appearance: Poured a oily, almost chunky black with a bubbly mocha head that settled into a bubbly ring. Flavor: Matches the nose; Hazelnut and honey up front with a dusting of coffee; strongly roasty and peaty towards the finish. Palate: Medium body, oily texture, flat carbonation, long finish. Overall: Certainly one of the finest beers from Great Britain, and a real privilege to find over here. Bottle from Louisville Beer Store.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (8971) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. Black beer with a brown head. Rch malt and toffee aroma with light honey. Toffee and chocolate flavor with light coffee and light citrus. Medium-plus bodied. Toffee and chocolate linger with light fruitiness and light coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (17060) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Dark brown color, small steady brown color. Licorrice, honey, cough syrup, complex! Full-bodied. Dark malts. Lots of honey. Roasted finish. Complex and interesting beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (841) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2014 Very thick and dark, lovely tan head. Aroma is dark berries, light peat, malt. Taste is syrupy, very sweet, light smokiness and honey at end. Overall, lots going on - nice.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 8, 2013
Honig im nachklang/abgang gut spürbar. Feinherb, leicht schokoladig und likörig. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (4512) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
Bottled. Pours opaque black with a creamy, tan and lacing head Aroma of honey, nuts, roasted malts and chocolate. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry, with some malt bitterness and alcohol notes. Medium bodied, oily to creamy text. and soft carb. An excellent ale indeed.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Draft poured a chestnut brown with a light foamy head. Mild flavor of roasted nuts, cocoa, peat. Honey like sweetness, well balanced


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