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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2006
Bottle. Dark red brown colour. Creamy white good lasting head. Aroma of roasted malt and caramel with a hint of oak wood. A sweet caramel, roasted malty and slightly bitter (specially in the finish) flavour.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ALLOVATE (2411) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2006
Wouldn’t have missed it much had I not tasted it (...if that makes sense!?!). Really just another filtered, dead and artificially charged strong ale in a bottle. Tasted after a session and a meal at the Green Man in rural Horsted Keynes, Sussex. Pours a sparkling ruddy-brown with a lot of huge bubbles unbefitting its style. Head was half decent, rocky and sandy beige in colour managing to hold out for the length and left behind some frosting on the glass. Rich, tannic, caramel and fruit pudding nose with the added bonus of charcoal. Palate differs showing toasted, lightly roasted, biscuity malts. Tasted around room temperature, it’s not exactly huge in body or presence and it’s a little lifeless on the tongue. Alcohol is prominent as is a light note of untreated pine. Quite sweet overall, toffeeish with a mildly dry, mildly astringent back end that’s desperately void of balance. Becomes cloying after a while, could have gone a bitter in between and come back to this. Pretty straightforward and bland. Average!!! (50cL, 31/01/07)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spporras (259) - FINLAND - MAY 27, 2006
(Bottle BB 31/01/07) Aroma of roasted malt and caramel with a hint of oak wood. Red brown colour, slightly sparkling and small, light brown, mostly diminishing head with very small lacing. Sweet caramel, roasted malty and slightly bitter (especially in the finish) flavour. Softly carbonated, dry, slightly sticky, warming (alcohol does not taste) and medium to full-bodied palate. Very good strong ale! 26/05/06

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2006
A Mes rate: Sweet wine like aroma. Wonderful mahogany appearance with a reasonably well behaved head. Sweet sugary flavour that is not particularly balanced or refined. Alcohol is all too apparent. Strange full yet thin palate that ends up on the thin side. Sweet and cloying finish. Not too impressive.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 31, 2006
Bottle.
Pours a cola / dark ruby color, with a generous, beige bubbly head.
Dryish malty aroma, with a hint of hops and barnyardiness. Seemed faintly metallic as well, but perhaps I was hallucinating.
Semisweet, fruity malt and alcohol flavor. Sweet alcohol and caramel finish with a slightly bitter hoppy aftertaste.
Very smooth and well balanced. Medium body. Surprisingly delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Standing Order, Derby (JDW) 24/02/2006 Mid to dark brown coloured with some fruit aroma. Fruity sweet flavour. Dry and slightly bitter on the palate with a warming malt finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (7418) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2006
Another beer that I used to drink regularly when living in Worcester friends in my local often used to ask for a Pedirog basically half and half of Pedigree and Owd Roger I think this was owing to the strength of drinking a whole pint of the Owd Roger. A very dark red coloured ale nice toffee sweetness, very full bodied but the alcohol just lingers a tad too much though to be a classic of it’s style.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (10544) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2005
Bottle.Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark red brown colour. Wonderfull berr to look at. Alas no aroma, but powerfull taste of licorice. Fantastic long finish. Oily palate but too carbonated.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
iammadeofjelly (192) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2005
Wow this hurts your head cos you don’t realise the percentage, the taste is sweet but expected because of the high alcohol, very dark and fruity, a really great strong ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16697) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2005
Cask @ Charlie’s Bar. Dark red colour. Malty aroma with hints of molasses and some fruitiness. Flavor is very malty and hints of caramel and dark fruits. The alcohol leaves you with a warming feeling. The finish is a little sweet.


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