Thornbridge Serpent (collaboration with Brooklyn Brewery)

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Style
Pale Ale
Country
Britain
Brewery
ABV
9.5%
Bottle Size
750ml
Serving Temp
10 to 13°C
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Details

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.

Brewery Info

A forerunner of the British craft beer movement, Thornbridge Brewery was started in the grounds of the eponymous Thornbridge Hall in the heart of the Peak District. Aiming to make a range of cask beers with a modern twist, they’ve won over 350 national and international awards - pretty good going for what started out as a tiny 10-barrell brewery.

A couple of interesting facts for you - the co-founder of Brewdog actually started out at Thornbridge back in the day, helping to create Thornbridge’s flagship IPA Jaipur, and in 2014 Thornbridge won “Best Drinks Producer” in the BBC Good Food Awards….beating Brewdog to the top spot. Although they’re seen as a more traditional brewer, Thornbridge also has a good mix of ‘new’ creations making them a firm favourite with us.

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Christmas lunch drink
100%
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Lovely drink, had at Christmas although probably better in the summer- v light fruity moreish taste yum
Not for me
60%
Review by
I tried it and found it to be not my cup of tea
Apple tastic
100%
Review by
Golden yellow and slightly hazy with no head. Has a really strong apple taste with a tartness and a sweetness that has a great balance.
Great collaboration beer
80%
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A lovely golden coloured Belgian style ale. The tartness of the apples is offset by hints of caramel.
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