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Bracia - Thornbridge Brewery

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93
outstanding

96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 39
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thornbridge Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tempest on 04-16-2009)
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Florida

4/5  rDev -5%

11-18-2013 14:47:46 | More by beernads
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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1%

10-12-2013 05:43:00 | More by Xandrose
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sneaks2210

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

10-05-2013 03:31:27 | More by sneaks2210
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

10-02-2013 19:26:22 | More by wl0307
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leckart

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

10-01-2013 22:39:14 | More by leckart
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HookemHops13

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1%

09-28-2013 14:24:54 | More by HookemHops13
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ncelauro

New York

4/5  rDev -5%

09-21-2013 20:46:48 | More by ncelauro
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

09-12-2013 20:35:32 | More by Ciocanelu
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5%

09-10-2013 13:31:47 | More by mendvicdog
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5%

09-08-2013 15:43:15 | More by tom10101
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FLima

Brazil

4.09/5  rDev -2.9%

Deep black color that completely shields light with a one finger thick caramel head with good retention.
Bold aroma of chestnuts, licorice, wood and roasted malts. Hints of earth and pine-urinal deodorizer.
Strong flavor of honey with lots of sorachi ace hops and chestnuts with notes of licorice, pine, whiskey and burnt wood. Hints of pepper, flowers and plums with peel. Dry and bitter aftertaste with a lingering hoppy, cappuccino and ash note.
Full body with low carbonation, smooth but also sticky. 10% ABV hides in its flavors.
Very complex beer with a unique flavor, all notes are potent, they come and go giving space to the next one. Thornbridge is one of my favorite’s breweries and this is an interesting brew to wake up your senses.

08-23-2013 01:20:52 | More by FLima
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erlenmeyer

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

08-10-2013 12:43:45 | More by erlenmeyer
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

08-06-2013 18:32:42 | More by CDCNAM
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -12.1%

Had on-tap at Avenue Pub New Orleans. Served in a wine-style glass.

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/4 inch light brown head that doesn't retain long before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and

S- Some faint dark roasted malt and a lot of wet cardboard...uh-oh. Glassy with a bit of booze.

T- The flavor is sort of the same. A good amount of dark roast with some wet cardboard in the middle and a lingering bitter aftertaste. Drinks more like a porter or light stout than anything. I will say the alcohol is quite well masked but there's still that glassy flavor that was detected in the aroma. As the drink progresses, the roasty bitterness starts to dominate and this beer shows its true colors. Strong and assertive with notes of pumpernickel, coffee and a bit of bourbon.

M- Certainly the best part of this beer. Creamy, soft and smooth. Medium carbonation and a full body.

O- There are things I like about this beer but there are almost just as many things that I don't like. Kind of all over the place.

07-30-2013 22:53:28 | More by Immortale25
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

07-09-2013 23:39:06 | More by stephenjmoore
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ccozzi

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

06-26-2013 00:06:52 | More by ccozzi
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Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

06-02-2013 02:19:16 | More by Kopfschuss
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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-27-2013 21:10:04 | More by ajzy
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ngeunit1

California

4.16/5  rDev -1.2%

A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Sweet dark caramel and toffee malts, dark fruits, honey, smoke, nuttiness, vanilla, oak, bit of booze.

T - Sweet dark caramel and toffee malts, dark fruits, honey, vanilla, oak, smoke, nuttiness, black licorice, and a bit of booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, warming finish.

D - Nice complex and balanced English Strong Ale.

05-22-2013 04:47:56 | More by ngeunit1
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campfirebrew

New York

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

05-18-2013 12:09:27 | More by campfirebrew
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avschmitt

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

05-13-2013 15:20:30 | More by avschmitt
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Ale-ienation

California

4.41/5  rDev +4.8%

A: Black as midnight with a thick and creamy toasted-beige head that retains well.

S: Toasted chestnuts, roasted malt, dark chocolate.

T: Sweet malts and honey up front balanced by a pleasant roasty bitterness. A rich nuttiness abounds in the middle; chestnuts, walnuts, almonds. The slightest floral note of sage also comes through with the clean and bitter finish. Profoundly blended and delicious.

M: Full bodied, creamy and silky smooth.

O: Beautifully complex dark ale that benefited from the firkin treatment.

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VeganUndead

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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Bracia from Thornbridge Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.