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

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RATINGS: 532   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 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lambister (520) - FINLAND - DEC 23, 2015
50cl bottle shared for Christmas with family men. Pitch black with a full slowly diminishing tan head. Full body with moderate carbonation. Really well balanced sweet and bitter tones. Aromas & flavors of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, nuts and ripe fruits. Super delicious - still really expensive in our monopoly.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (3674) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Refrigerated 0.5 brown bottle, says 9% abc, poured into a snifter. Black with small light brown head. Aroma is dark malt, thick body, light carbonation, and some small-bubble lacing. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, honey, some nuts, and some anise. Not sure why this is listed as a traditional ale this is an imperial stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
karpik (1094) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - DEC 20, 2015
Honey, flowers and chestnut in aroma. Pours dark brown with nice tan head. Taste is medium sweet with chestnut, caramel and some honey. Bitterness is low. Overall very interesting, unusual beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gr_pa (633) - siemianowice, POLAND - DEC 19, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2015 Dark brown, nice lacing. Nice aroma: chestnut, honey, dark malts. Heavy body, medium sweetness. Very interesting taste. Chestnuts, some hoppiness, bit alcoholic. Unusual.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuspoenari (2555) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2015
Dark and roasted malts, chocolate and a bit of sour peat. Full bodied with a great mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Toomio (584) - Joensuu, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2015
Takkatuli, hellameni. Hyvsk. Julmetun Hyv. Voisi menn rntsateessa. Erinomaisen paksu.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (14832) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2015
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Sweet, light herbal, touch of smoke, honey and grape. Jet black with a decent light brown head. Dark, bit of herbal smokey bitterness and nice sweet chocolate smoky finish. Very complex and nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (2874) - Rros, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2015
Black with a brown head - Roasted malt aroma with some coffee notes - Dark malt body with some notesof coffee and chocolate - The dark malt with the notes of coffee and chocolate goes into the finish - This was good

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DwarfeD (3382) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2015
50cl bottle shared at home. Pitch black with a full tan head. Full body with low to moderate carbonation. Nice well balanced sweet and bitter tones. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, nuts, ripe fruits, raisin and spices. Great full flavoured brew!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Migmar (255) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2015
Very dark, thick head. Nuts, bread, coffee, liquorice, burnt. High bitterness, medium sweetness. Very strong and complex. Should be sampled slowly and in a focused state of mind to fully appreciate all the flavours.


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