Thomas Hardy's Ale (2015 to present)

Thomas Hardy's Ale (2015 to present)

Rated 3.225 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Thomas Hardy Burtonwood Brewery

Burtonwood, Cheshire, United Kingdom

Style:  English Barleywine

11.7% Alcohol by Volume

39 International Bittering Units

This is a limited edition beer

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Created in 1968 to commemorate the renowned English writer, Thomas Hardy’s Ale is a limited edition barley wine. Numbered and vintage-dated to be stored for years (even over 25 years, according to those who have made it in the past); this legendary beer is finally back in production. A piece of English history we would like to share with you. Today the cellars of the many Thomas Hardy's Ale enthusiasts are ready to expand with the new Thomas Hardy's Ale, which won the Gold Medal at International Beer Challenge and World Beer Awards.

ID: 76246 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 2 years ago

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Overall Rank15273
Overall Percentile67.6
Style Rank201 of 345
Style Percentile41.7
Lowest Score3.9
Highest Score3.9
Average Score3.900
Weighted Score3.225
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • CHOPZ 5480 reviews
    rated 3.9 2 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Vintage 2017, bottle no. 30059. Pours a clean amber colour with a small warm-beige head that is frothy, average stay with a ring left. Big dark fruits for the nose with the richness and sweetness of figs, plums, dates. Some hints of hops giving a slight minty feel. The taste has the dark fruits, some brown sugars, but all well-balanced to not be too sweet, too rich. Some decent hops helps the finish. Some coffee notes lingers with the mild grassy hop dryness. A tad of liquorice. Gets quite bitter as it goes. Gets hazy at last pour. Yeah, a very hoppy Barleywine. Nice !

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