Lord Marples | Thornbridge Brewery

10 Ratings
no score
Send samples

Brewed by:
Thornbridge Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by wl0307 on 12-21-2007

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottled and sadly missing bottle conditioning
decent enough looking ale though little aroma & flavour is Okay though I cannot help but be a little disappointed, especially as sampled on cask where TB really excel

 213 characters

Photo of jrenihan
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of peensteen
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of valianes
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of AugustusRex
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of StJamesGate
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On cask at the Hilden Beer + Music Festival, '13.

Mahogany with a parchment head.
Autumn lead, caramel and tannins on the nose.
Tea, toffee, lots more tannins and crisp, earthy hops.
Raspberry finish and dry leafy end.
Medium, chewy, dry.

Proper bitter with none of the musty, mulchy Brit hops that I don't like. Bright, clean and easy. The usual Thornbridge quality, even on a well-tred style.

 396 characters

Photo of owend
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Harrister101
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From 'The Tap' Sheffield (Cask)

A- Very nice looking, Dark Red/Amber Looking with good lacing

S- Strong mixture of sweet liquorish and burnt malty smell... A bit overpowering any other smells i didnt pick up on.

T- Malty, Nutty, Caramel like. But a slightly dry taste about it.

M - Dry

D - Lightly carbonated and smooth (Not in a creamy way), But very easy to drink

 370 characters

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pint served at a Wetherspoons in Worcester (Sat 26th Jun 2010).

The beer looked a dark brown colour and had an off white head on top, the head produced some great lacing as the beer was consummed.

The smell was of roasted/toasted malts, semi-sweet treacle and molasses, couldn't pick up any hops or other aromas.

Although this is a supposed to be an English Bitter, I closed my eyes and let my imagination run wild while drinking it and came up with a strange quarter beer:
A quarter Best Bitter, a quarter Mild, and a quarter each of both weak Porter and thin Stout.

I liked it, but couldn't pin down what I enjoyed about the beer, should have had another I suppose, but I was on a mission (again) and had to move on.

 722 characters

Photo of wl0307
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted by two pints at the Devonshire Arms in Sheffield, the previous Ward Brewery's brewery tap. Handpulled w/ the aid of a sparkler.

A: bright amber in colour with a reddish glow, coming with low carbonation and an off-white frothy head that leaves very tight lacing behind.
S: hay-ish stinky English hops abound, decorated with mild caramel+crystal malts and floral+peachy fragrance behind... assertive yeastiness also at presence.
T: well-structured in flavour, showing mildly scented autumny fruitiness, hops, a good complex malt backdrop (nutty, caramely, and crystal-malty), leading towards a great length and depth of tea-leafy, even slightly tannic bitterness to linger nicely along with an assertive roastiness and sticky, semi-burned sugar.
M&D: softly textured with very low carbonation, this is an easy-drinking, even quaffable, session Best Bitter showing good complexity as well as a healthy balance achieved b/w fruitiness and semi-roasted malts.

 969 characters

Lord Marples from Thornbridge Brewery
3.79 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.