Chiron | Thornbridge Brewery

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83 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thornbridge Brewery
England, United Kingdom
thornbridgebrewery.co.uk

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by soulgrowl on 05-23-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
83
Reviews:
25
Avg:
4
pDev:
9%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Macamah
2.72/5  rDev -32%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of davediff
2.98/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Not terrible. Lesson learned, however. The Brits make some great beer, but when t comes to American styles, they need to start flying white flags.

Decent enough pour that hinted that my suspicions might be wrong about this - until I read the bottle. Never have I seen such a clear 'unfiltered' beer. Goodness me. This could be bad.

It tastes very distinctly....British....as if they wanted to possibly add some North American hops to a golden ale....cascade named specifically....yes, I can taste some cascade hops...faintly....

Bottom line? If someone offered it to me...yes, I'd drink it again. Would I buy it again? Likely not.

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Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -25%

Photo of brbrocc
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Anatole
3.31/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brob245
3.38/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biblioluke
3.43/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Graeme24
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of BeerTruck
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.56/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber with a large, white head.
Nose shows mandarins and passion-fruit along with some floral and herbal notes.
More floral hops and citrus fruit as flavours along with some bready malt. Very drinkable stuff.
Could use a bit more carbonation.

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Photo of stephenlee
3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shu_420
3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mjacquard
3.7/5  rDev -7.5%

Photo of Euroglot
3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of mtbdonn
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of spinrsx
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $5 or so

Appearance - Gold colour with a large size white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Hops, breads/grains, lemon/apricot

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste lemons, breads/grains, hops, and a grassiness. There is also some apricot

Overall - A nice well balanced interesting taste. Light and refreshing and great for the summer. Pricey for what it is though, so I probably won't buy it again.

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Photo of ludachris
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

There's a slight haze to its golden amber body. Plenty of carbonation keeps the two fingers of fluffy, whipped white head afloat.

Bright and zesty. Big notes of grapefruit and peach are sharpened by a fresh grassy, almost pine-like character. Lemon peel and biscuit come out as it warms. It's fresh and clean.

Piney, grassy hops come with a zip. There's lemon peel all around. Biscuit comes after. The bitterness ends with the finish and it tidies up nicely.

Light to medium bodied with a touch of creaminess. It's clean and rounded. I prefer my pale ales with a bit more dryness but this was still quite quaffable.

A good pale ale through and through. It's bright with plenty of citrus; perfect for a summer drinker. It didn't blow me away with originality but it was well worth the pick up at the LCBO.

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Photo of leitmotif
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of windypete
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of jrenihan
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of JSOBB
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Cramshawbar
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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Chiron from Thornbridge Brewery
4 out of 5 based on 83 ratings.
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