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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 Marstonís 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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skortila (4619) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2004
Aroma of caramel malts and raisins. Not too good.. Hazy, brown coloured with a thin, lasting brownish head. Taste is sweet-caramel, malty, sugar and fruits. More bitterness towards the finish. Smooth palate. Quite okay. Typical english ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
caesar (5317) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2004
Clear deep redbrown color, short off-white head. Aroma is malty, bit alcholic, sugar. Sweet malty taste. Bit sticky palate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2004
Bottled. Deep mahogany colour. Rasins and ethanol. Sweet fruit cake aroma. Itís hard to get excited about Marstonís but Iíve no complaints with this.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2005 (Bottled) Nice, dark reddish brown color with very small, quite tight, beige head. Mild, sweetish, roasted-malty aroma with hints of syrup, licorice and coffee. Sweet and malty, caramely and chocolatey flavor with a sweet, toffeeish and slightly bitter finish. Sugary, oily, medium-bodied, slightly warming palate with quite high but soft carbonation. The almost cloying sweetness pretty much ruins this strong ale, but at least itís slightly more bearable when drank straight from the fridge - as the bottle suggests.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 19, 2004
(16 Jan 04) Warming alcoholic nose of toasted malt with buttery notes. Dark ruby body that looks almost purple in the light. It has a large, dense, creamy off-white head. The body is rich with a heavy sweetness reminiscent of Chelsea Golden Syrup, and finishes lightly bitter with a slightly astringent feel.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrat (1301) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2005 From a Bottle.A very poor experience for me,bland and stewed,it must have been off.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2005 Bottle, 2004-01-05, 6-4-7-4-14=35
Dark color. Caramel nose; sweet liquorice taste, malty. Easy, not complex, but pleasant to drink.

Cask at Charlieís Pub, Copenhagen, 2005-12-03, 5-3-6-3-12=29
Dark color with ruby hue. Too light aroma. Malty taste but simple.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2003
The beer gives you the initial nose of raisins and plums. The colour is that welcoming deep coppery claret with a good creamy head. This is a big bitter beer with a good chewy date flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CEZ (399) - Milano, ITALY - OCT 17, 2003
Strong with caramel (and quite strong in alcohol, for an old ale), rich with warm flavors (fruits, roasted malt). Balanced and delicious; my favorite Marston's to date. It's good to see that they put at least this one in a DARK bottle!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (10646) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2003
Bottled, Pateurised. Dark red beer with thick chunky lasting head. Lovely smooth rich treacely flavours, almost port wine like, red grapes and plums, sweet malts, a very decent bottled beer (brown bottle!!!)


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