Thornbridge Bracia

Thornbridge Bracia

Rated 3.734 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Thornbridge Brewery

Bakewell, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Style:  Old Ale

10% Alcohol by Volume

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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. Thornbridge's Bracia has been infused with a generous amount of dark and bitter Chesnut Honey sourced by Head Brewer Stefano Cossi from Beekeeper Onelia Pin in the Alpine foothills of North East Italy. Bracia is brewed four times a year and released in limited quantities. Its complex flavours would subtly blend with the roasted and toasted notes of speciality malts. Malts : Maris Otter, Brown, Munich, Dark Crystal, Black, Chocolate, Peated and Roasted Barley. Hops : Target, Pioneer, Hallertau,, Northern Brewer and Sorachi Ace.

ID: 48680 Last updated 8 years ago Added to database 8 years ago

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Overall Rank849
Overall Percentile98.2
Style Rank13 of 208
Style Percentile93.7
Lowest Score4.4
Highest Score4.5
Average Score4.467
Weighted Score3.734
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • SIGMUND 3835 reviews
    rated 4.5 2 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    500 ml bottle, will soon be available at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 10%. Pitch black colour, large brown head. Mildly roasty, nutty and malty aroma, hints of honey and chocolate. Smooth and rich flavour with loads of malty sweetness, but not cloying. Roasty notes / mild coffee, also notes of chocolate, honey and nuts. Decent hops in the finish and aftertaste, which also has faint notes of peat smoke. Excellent beer!

  • CYBERCAT 9448 reviews
    rated 4.4 4 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Pours opaque coffee brown with a thick and frothy tan head. Roast malt aroma has a bourbon overtone and hints of coffee and caramel. Bold favor roars across the palate, leaving roast malt, coffee, bourbon, woody, earthy, smoky, and subtle caramel impressions plus a whisper of sweetness. Texture is fizzy and firm, while smoky finish has a robust bourbon tone. Enjoy a crater if you get the chance.

  • JNE5HUSG 1814 reviews
    rated 4.5 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 10

    500 ml capped bottle, bottled Winter 2010, B B 12/2014. Poured in an English tulip pint glass an unfiltered and opaque intense dark-brown, near to black, coloured Old Ale with a generous two fingers tan and dense creamy foamy head that had a very long retention and tons of micro bubbles. No carbonation. Poor lacing. The aroma is rich, roasted malts, burnt coffee beans, fruity, nuts, prunes, dark raisins and evident honey notes. The flavour is roasted malts, coffee beans, cocoa powder, molasses, spicy, licorice, a touch of smoke and flowery tones ending with a strong bitterness. The mouthfeel is creamy, light crispy,fulled,thick even viscous and syrupy. This full bodied Old Ale has a lingering fruity, spicy and bitter finish. What a beautiful balanced Ale, with " the " more touch, the high alcoholic level, 10 % ABv. I definitively agree !!

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