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Brewed by Marstons (Marstons plc)
Style: English Strong Ale
Burton-on-Trent, England

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional. Mainly a bottled beer.
"Owd Rodger, brewed to a recipe believed to be over 500 years old, is Marston’s award winning 7.6% strong ale. Brewed using malted barley, whole leaf English aroma hops and well water, Owd Rodger offers an explosion of rich fruit flavours with a dry bitter-sweet finish."
From 2014 the bottled beer reduced to 7.4% from 7.6% ABV.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2258) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle from B&M Bargains, Stretford Mall [131114]
Dark caramel brown, light beige frothy head that dissipates
Aroma of rich fruity caramel malts, touch of alcohol
Taste of rich fruity caramel, soft toffee, little hops, mainly quite heavy sweet brown malts, touch of raisin, soft toffee malts, soft syrupy malts, alcohol a bit noticeable but ok, dab of some hedgerow fruits, the taste of rich malts is nice in this, simple for the abv
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, smooth texture. Sweet. Finish as main flavour, sweet malts, dab of warming alcohol
Overall - Just sweet fruity malts, same malts from aroma right to the finish. OK for under £2

3.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MissPxx (525) - - SEP 13, 2014
Very subtle aroma. Dark brush and mildly fizzy. Thick caramel saying with a sticky throaty experience. Quite gorgeous. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
OwainTurner (341) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Intensely rich. Very nice beer. Fruity and strong flavour. Not much alcohol. Very tastey indeed. Lovely mouth feel.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (2431) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
Strong ale (or rather an old ale?) with sticky, light beige, creamy head and dark bronze colour with ruby hue, clear. Aroma of grassy and peppery hops, chocolate, lots of vanilla, candi syrup, caughing candy, pear, coffee liqueur. Soft fruitiness, malty caramel and chocolate, relatively light mouthfeel in relation to its strength, gentle hops in the finish with a bit of cloying sweetness. Very good and I would not be surprised if this improves significantly with ageing.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ambrosemac (8) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014 does not count
Absolutely solid performer. Almost a Stout beer - and definitely full of malts. I love this beer, the strength almot undiscernible due to the quality of flavours..

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1588) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle. Thin mocha head with instant dissipation. Mahogany body. Nose is acetone, red fruit, oak, bubblegum. Bittersweet with some slight sourness. Dry finish. Fizzy mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (101) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 24, 2014
500 ml bottle, poured into a pint. Color is black-reddish. Large head that stays a while and leaves a thin layer. Aroma is roasted malt and booze. Taste is also dominated by roasted flavors and also a hint of liquorice . Not as boozy as the aroma suggested. Body feels medium and is well carbonated. Overall this is an interesting beer. Very drinkable at it’s 7.4 ABV.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (1926) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a thin beige head, malty aroma with fruit, taste is light and fruity with malt with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackafholmes (348) - - MAR 16, 2014
Dark with not much head. Sweet malts with forest fruit flavours. Smooth mouth feel, remarkably drinkable for its strength.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (2555) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle from Tesco (I think). Poured ruby with a rapidly dissipating off white head. Sweet, malt heavy aroma with some sticky fruit and cream soda. Initial flavour is dates, burnt sugar and chewy grain. Finish was far more alcoholic than one might expect for the strength and quite sickly sweet.


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