Thornbridge Serpent (collaboration with Brooklyn Brewery)

Thornbridge Serpent (collaboration with Brooklyn Brewery)

£16.69
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It's time to rethink what beer is. Serpent is a collaboration between Brooklyn Brewery and Thornbridge that has taken several years to pull together. At its heart, this is a Belgian-style golden ale, but the rather sizeable twist is that it has been aged in barrels on cider lees, the natural wild yeasts that ferment apples into traditional ciders. Hints of cider certainly come through on the nose, and in the mouth there's a tart, mildly funky, almost wine-like flavour. There's an astonishing depth of flavour, but remains very drinkable despite its 9.5% strength. This is a celebration of a beer.

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Style Pale Ale
Country British Beers
ABV 9.5%
Serving Temp 10 to 13°C
Bottle Size 750ml
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  1. Cracking Review by Beebo
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    Light to moderate straw for the malt, light grass for the hops, funky dampness for the yeast, with notes of apple, white grapes and some ripe pear. Head is small and quickly diminishes to nothing. Color sparkling clear gold. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic, and only faintly bitter. Palate is light to medium, a bit slick, with a lively carbonation and a slightly dry finish. An exceptional fruity Sour Ale with no rough edges, just pure flavorful and easy drinking. (Posted on 11/04/2017)

  2. Different! Review by Snozz
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    Hazy , golden color . Big , white head. Aroma of pickled apples , clove and some caramel. Sweet, tart , funky taste with notes of wine and dry finish. Delicious beer, somewhere between cider , champagne and beer. (Posted on 04/03/2017)

  3. Unusual Review by AdyG
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    Beer aged in cider barrels is a new one on me. It's a strange combination that takes a couple of mouthfuls to understand. Then the flavours start to work (Posted on 30/01/2017)

  4. Different Review by MH
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    Hazy , golden color . Big , white head. Aroma of pickled apples , clove and some caramel. Sweet, tart , funky taste with notes of wine and dry finish. Delicious beer, somewhere between cider , champagne and beer. (Posted on 29/01/2017)

  5. You Tart! Review by Grrrroooooovvvy
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    Dry tart with a real appley cider bite. Sour, dry and complex. (Posted on 30/08/2016)

  6. Strange and sharp Review by Ysabel
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    Strange flavour combination that is too sharp and citrusy and almost too sweet for my tastes. (Posted on 24/08/2016)

  7. Strange and beautiful Review by JohnP
    Rating

    Strange but delicious combination of beer and cider, like a sharp, cider-y wheat beer. (Posted on 05/08/2016)


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