Thomas Hardy’s Ale (2015-) | Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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Thomas Hardy’s Ale (2015-)Thomas Hardy’s Ale (2015-)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
England, United Kingdom
meantimebrewing.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by WCKDVBZ on 01-03-2017

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Ranking:
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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
4
pDev:
3.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Premo88
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle poured into snifter
(#42,729 — vintage 2017; courtesy of @TongoRad)

L: orange-brown-red ... a murky copper-bronze or copper with some extra brown in it; the head barely makes a full skin ... looks almost flat; keeps a super thin but consistent collar of offwhite/beige foam

S: toffee, caramel, donuts ... super sweet fruitcake; as it warms and about halfway into the glass a pinch of hop aroma shows up, very hidden but distinctly floral

T: supercharged light-malt everything ... caramel, peach, apricot, toffee and on up to a sweet malt flavor almost as dark as dates but closer to fruitcake; lurking in the background is sneaky pinch of English dirt-hop flavor and with each sip it grows and grows into a lingering bitterness in the aftertaste

F: thick and heavy but surprisingly prickly up front despite the flat-looking pour; that little tingly layer of carbonation does wonders, turning it from feeling potentially like syrup into one big bad beer

O: a showcase of malt with aroma and flavor so strong you wonder how they afford to brew this beer ... there's THAT much barley in it; the label says they added cane sugar, so some of the sweetness is coming from that sugar, but the mouthfeel and depth of the bready/biscuity flavor suggest a maltbill that could choke an English horse; the subtle-but-growing earthy hop bitterness helps tie it together into a tasty brew

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Photo of josanguapo
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 1 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From Boxbeers. In Teku glass. Playing Darksiders 2. The aroma is as good as in the historical version but the feel and taste are a bit below, more light, less sticky and fullfilling

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Photo of moose1980
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2016. Drank at cellar temperature. Aroma is like a caramel-drizzled sweet croissant (a bit on the raw, doughy side) topped with raisins, and more general 'yeastiness.' Tastes of toffee and sherry notes with some moderate heat at the end. More of a silky mouthfeel than sticky. As is, a very nice BW. I could certainly imagine it ageing well.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thomas Hardy’s Ale (2015-) from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 4 ratings