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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Ashford in the Water, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
available

on tap
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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Coinciding with the release of his bottled range in the UK market, Doug joined the Thornbridge team to recreate a version of his Red Ale, which has recently medalled at the World Beer Cup and North American Beer Awards. The 5.9% beer is crammed with speciality malts and with a twist on the popular American Red Style, it has been hopped instead with a massive amount of oil-rich English hops including Admiral, Bramling Cross, Phoenix, Pilgrim and First Gold. We wanted to take a great US style of beer and put a bit of a British twist on it, says Brewery Manager, Kelly Ryan. We dont want people to dismiss the fantastic breadth of flavour and aroma that UK hops can give to a beer... not every beer should be about US or NZ hops. It was also amazing to work with such a stalwart of the US microbrewing industry. Colorado Red, as the beer has been named in tribute to Dougs brewery, will be released on Monday August 2nd at a Meet the Brewer event in the Cask and Kitchen in Pimlico, London. The beer is described as having hints of subtle toffee malt, complimented by a heady mix of dried fruit, candied peel, hop resin, rosewater and a fantastic blend of herbal UK hop notes. The bitterness is well rounded and the beer finishes with hints of citrus and roasty malt characteristics. Thornbridges very own UK Brewer of the Year!

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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
m.mahu (114) - Iasi, ROMANIA - DEC 21, 2016
Bottle. Clear orange colour with little white head. Aroma is light with weet malts and citrusy notes. Tastes follows, with citrus and toffee. Clean finish, low dryness and pretty sweet. I actually like it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GhostS (119) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - DEC 21, 2016
medium aroma - herbal hops, some caramel, green herbs, flowers, raisins, white cherries jam, some biscuits. medium taste - moderate herbal hops bitterness, some caramel, malt, dried herbs, some honey. bitter, simple and good!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
artemb (830) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - DEC 20, 2016
Look: clear copper with strong creamy white head. Aroma: herbal and woody hops, toffee, caramel, light minty notes. Taste: almost dry with grassy hoppy bitterness, sligtly astringent. Flavour: tofee, spicy hops. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jado (795) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2016
Pint bottle. Clear red-orange body topped with a thin white head. Aroma is light but theres some sweet malty caramel overlaid by flowers and lemon. Taste starts off with fresh pear before an earthy hop note emerges. Some lemon and pepper toward the end. Fairly clean finish leads into a slightly sweet aftertaste.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Teran (308) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 17, 2016
Nice hazy red orange colour, beige top. Superb pine aroma, orange peel. Sweet start, bitter finish, hoppy and spicy. Moderate to soft carbonation. Excellent beer. Would lile some mora alcohol, but anyway...

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (2011) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 2, 2016
Handpump at Craft Beer Co. Clapham, in London. Amber cloudy pour, creamy cappuccino head. Nose: incense a bit, toffee far away. Mouth: sweet (but not too sweet) caramel, roasted malts, silky body and mild bitter finish. Liked it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fugitive (1936) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 13, 2016
Tap. Color hazy dark orange with small head. Aroma fruity, yeast, malt. Taste sweet, malt, caramel, phenol.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (5176) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Bottle. Bronze and clear. Small head.Hoppy with citrus and floral flavours. Quite complex and very interesting. Back to form for this brewery.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
catinnaflat (11) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle from Dronfield Beer Shop. Toffee brown, clear, small off white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, and citrus fruit. Medium/full body with moderate carbonation. Dry malt taste, with mild peppery/fruity notes, slightly underpowered. Dry hop finish with hint of citrus. Pleasant but unremarkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maersk (211) - MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2016
Brownish red color, medium head. Smells honey, caramel, dark fruit, intense hops...and metal. Seems that this is a style feature as London Pride also has it (but the latter is more obvious). Palate is surprisingly sweet and malty, but it remains unnoticed as more hops cover into play in the finish. Theres an unpleasant bitter/sour spike in the end.


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