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

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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1588) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2008
Appearance: Dark redish brown. Little bit of head. Aroma: Dark fruit. Prunes. Malt. Taste: Vinous, fruity, some malt. Quite bitter aftertaste. Info: 500ml bottle, 26/2-2007, 150/500

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (20759) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2008
Bottled at Old Bank, Turku. Clear deep ruby, small head. Aroma of burnt caramel and alcohol. Swetwith medium body. Dense, rounded mouthfeel with sticky sweetness. There’s toffee and spun sugar but very little hops. Very mild but warming. The best Marston beer I’ve come across.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - MAY 31, 2008
Appearance: mahogany color. Medium size head with beige color and medium persistency. Aroma: intensive ripe-fruity smells, mainly of cherries, other berries, plums and red-raisins. Malty, sugary, sweet-wine and cherry’s liquor aromatic reminiscences. Flavor: like the aroma, start with a nice intensity of cherries, plums, figs, red-grapes, raisins and other ripe fruits. Sweet, but not sickly, from the caramel malts. Some light woody touch. Liquory progress with reminiscences of sweet-wine, oporto, cherry’s liquor and maybe of old rum. Final with light medicinal dryness, complementing for the alcoholic dryness. A light mineralized touch in the aftertaste. Palate: medium body, semi-oily texture and light carbonation. Remark: nice cherry, plums and other ripe fruity touches, both in the aroma and taste. Balanced and semi-complex fruitiness. Advisable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tlind2 (1246) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 7, 2008
500 ml bottle. Reddish-brown coolor,low head. Aroma of sweet malts with floral hops. Medium-light mouthfeel, chocolate malt flavor with notes of alcohol and reasonable hop bitterness. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 27, 2008
0.5 l bottle. Mahagony color with small head. Thick aroma with toffee, raisins and prunes. Sweet worty flavor with dark fruits and chocolate. Chewy mouthfeel. So far the only beer from Marstons which I like.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikkopen (916) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 20, 2008
500 ml bottle. Colour dark reddish brown with a thin head. Aroma is rather sweet, with raisins and plumes. The taste is sweet and fruity, caramel-like. Leaves a nice warm feeling in the mouth after swallowing. Some more hoppy bitterness would have been nice, to balance the sweetness, but, all in all, a very tasty and enjoyable ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3307) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2008
Bottle pint: Brown coloured ale with a fruity taste with some caramel too. An great suprise this English ale

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bermod (119) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2008
Sweet aroma is roasted malt with syrup, sugar, dark fruits and plums. Some coffee too. Low bitterness. Palate is quite smooth and warming.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2008
Flat looking medium brown hue with a thin island of creamy, tan foam. Chocolate and toffee arrive first in the aroma, which is somewhat mild overall. Honey on buttered, toasted bread follows with cherries and prunes. Peppery, floral hops and light minerals combine in semi-sharp note, well out-done by the sweet side of things. Slight tint of cola / liquorice. The flavour starts fairly sweet, a little cocoa and caramel; washes through dark fruits at mid-palate; and culminates in a woody, floral, off-dry finish. Slim aftertaste of dried cherries. Not quite full bodied, with an oily texture and soft, yet bristly, carbonation. With warmth, the dark fruits come to life and a bit of alcohol leaves the mouth with a dry, red wine sensation. An enjoyable and interesting sipper with no big minuses except for price.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6372) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2008
Beatiful dark ruby beer, lots of malt, fruitiness, quite sweet, and I would have preferred more bitterness to balance this. But it’s not bad at all.


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