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

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RATINGS: 196   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikkopen (832) - 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 (2941) - 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 (6085) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 20, 2007
Bottle from supermarket in NZ, poured a dark brown with a reddish hue and a beige bubble head. A rich toffee aroma with a cherry fruit sweetness. A full mouthfeel with a syrupy stewed fruit flavour - cherry and apricots. Becomes more malty and dry through to the finish. Nicely done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2007
Bottle@Home. Sweet, prune and apple aroma with hints of cherry. Ruby color, light brown head, few lace. Rather sweet, even a bit sugary, prune, raisin, hints of chocolate and licorice, bitter finish. Sticky and alcoholic. Nice and flavorful.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2007
Bottle from my new local indy. Pours a dark brown with an off white head. Strong sweetness on the nose then leads onto a kind of fruitcake sweetness in the mouth with hints of dark fruits and some caramel. Very nice indeed and hides the 7.6% well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoser (367) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 30, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2008 Page 307 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide. Had a bottle of this it is rooty , light, and has a bitter sweet finish. Only 167 of MJ’s "Classic 500 Brews" to go.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabjork (673) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2007
Bottled. Dark brownn in colour, minor brown head. The aroma is raisin like with malt. The flavour has plums and malt in it, quite fruity and sweet. There is a sweet aftertaste as well.


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