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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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (3591) - CROATIA - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle, 500 ml, courtesy of Miro B. Shared with him and JFK 10000. Pours black with tan head. Roasted malts, bit nutty, liquorice, chocolate. Warming, sweet, dry, complex. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OminouSC2 (590) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
Dark brown color. Oranges, cacao, nuts and roasted aromas. Roasted flavors with chocolate, nuts, dried fruits, spice. Very complex. Really good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enteogenisk (162) - Blsta, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2016 Bottle in wine glass. I was surprised by how dark this is. Like a porter. The aroma is slight with licorice and hops coming through quite strong on the palate. The high ABV burns nicely with the heavy bitterness refreshing yet dark malt base. Great beer, that?s for sure.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alteregoo (1297) - Kalisz, POLAND - JUN 30, 2016
Piana beżowa, sycząca, grubo oczkowa, szybko opada do firanki. Barwa ciemno brązowo rubinowa, nieprzejrzysta. Aromat nietuzinkowy i nieczęsto spotykany - głwnie czuć tu mid, ale ciemny mid gryczany najwyższej jakości, melasę, świeże figi, rodzynki, bardzo wyraźny wosk pszczeli... W smaku fajna słodycz suszonych owocw przechodzi w całkiem sporą goryczkę migdałowo orzechową, przyjemną, następnie pojawia się palony karmel, toffi, wiśnie, marcepan w mlecznej czekoladzie, a całość spina likier kawowy. Gdzieś w afterteasie są też nuty winne, porto, sherry... Wysycenie średnie do niskiego, drobne, przyjemnie kremowa, gładka konsystencja.
Niezwykle rozbudowane i skomplikowane piwo, ktre jednak pije się bardzo przyjemnie. Bogactwo smakw i aromatw jest zadziwiające, przy tym trunek wydaje się jednak bardzo ułożony i przyjemny. Dla mnie mogłoby być nieco nagazowane.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (5812) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Pours deep mahogany tinged brown into a snifter. Mocha head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Licorice and soy aromas. Thick with dark caramel, licorice and soy upfront turning to rich mocha in the warm, lasting finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lore (2563) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 11, 2016
deep dark brown colour with some ruby notes, medium sized creamy beige head; aroma of chocolate, dried berries, raisins, some honey, red wine, roasted sugar, herbal notes and hints of smoke; taste of dark chocolate, berries, raisins, herbal liqueur notes and hints of orange peel oils and grapefruit; really good beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
digitalviking (99) - - MAY 25, 2016
Real nice, I probably payed a bit too much for it, but oh well. Alcohol was well masked and the honey distinguished it a bit but wasnt too obvious. Reminds me of Old Rasputin.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kapusil (1349) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 3, 2016
0.5l bottle. Black body, thick light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, orange zest, caramel, coffee, smoke and reisins. Taste of chocolate, smoke, orange zest and floral hops. Full bodied with a creamy texture. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFF (185) - - APR 29, 2016
UPDATED: APR 29, 2016 Armes trs lger pour une stout, robe noire fonce, faible mousse beige. En bouche, trs liquoreux, gots bien balanc, amertume lgre et torrfaction lgre.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nickd717 (4557) - Sofia, BULGARIA - APR 27, 2016
Wow, this is a new, great beer I hadnt had before. Being a ticker pays off sometimes, when other clowns are all up in Safeway grabbing their 200th six pack of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. 500ml bottle pours black in color with a one finger brown head that leaves thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is so big & rich that you expect to hear "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy" coming from it. Nutty and chocolatey with espresso, vinous dark fruit notes, honey, anise, and smoke. The flavor starts with sweet molasses, syrup, and semisweet dark chocolate, goes through overripe dark fruits, prunes and plums, and finishes with a peaty, smoky scotchy finish. Significant bitter hoppiness on the finish. Wow. The closest thing Ive ever had to this is Hair of the Dog Adam, which it goes without saying is amazeballs. Medium-plus bodied, not overly syrupy. Overall a really phenomenal, refined beer. Best English beer evs? Maybe.


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