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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.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (1773) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle b+m 7.4 abv. Dark red colour shorlived beige head. Aroma is weak dark fruits. Taste is sweet very fruity a bit o creaminess ok bitterness some warmth from alcohol. Medium body low carbonation. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1048) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
500ml bottle from supermarket. Dark, almost black coloured, no real head. Aroma of dried fruit. Flavour is sweet malt, and dried fruit. Not sure if this 7.4% is now the norm, but a good beer all the same.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
Appearance: Clear dark brown wit ruby highlights and cm thick ivory head which was quick to disappear. Aroma: Raisin, caramel/toffee, bread, liquorice, slightly vinous, stewed fruit/fruit cake. Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium bitterness and low sourness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering dry, dried fruit, caramel, sweet but slightly bitter finish with subtle alcohol warmth. Comments: Very good. This rating is for the 7.4% ABV bottled version.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
longcasepaul (7) - - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
very strong proper english ale,very dark,very flat,very strong,think liquid christmas cake,very fruity with a long bitter finish.excellent bottled ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4988) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle from one of the supermarkets. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin frothy tan head. The aroma is big roast and a hint of yeast with some burnt treacle. The flavour is medium bitter with a smooth liqourice, slightly alcoholic palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a long bitter finish. This was a lovely heart-warming beer and perhaps one of the best I’ve ever had from Marstons.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jduck1979 (8) - Whitby, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2013 does not count
Looked alright, smelled alright, tasted alright..... but wouldn’t recommend consuming on a regular basis, especially if you’re a bit of a lightweight / not used to drinking as this stuff is evil (but in a good way) as one bottle’s enough to get you feeling pished, and pretty rough.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BalkanMac (37) - Belgrade, - SEP 11, 2013
500ml bottle in Bow, London. Dark, cola coloured, no head retained. Aroma of liquorice primarily, and dried fruit. Flavour sourish cola at first, then developing to big, warm sweet malt, dried fruit, alcohol pepper. Aftertaste slightly sticky, fig syrup, burntness. A decent drop, though not my favourite at this strength.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (3531) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle from B&M Bargains; mahogany brown pour with velvety beige head, sweet stewed fruit aroma, quite sweet fruity taste, malts, a hint of grass, caramel, bitter finish, ABV present. Not bad.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Shaney (2427) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2013
Dunkelbraunes Bier mit wenig Schaum. Ausschließliches Blockmalzaroma. Süßer, sehr süßer, ja geradezu klebriger Malzgeschmack mittlerer Würze. Wo bleibt da der Hopfen als Gegenpart? Nicht gut!

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ReV2 (150) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
Pours a deep reddish mahogany colour, lifeless and thin for a beer of this strength. Now 7.4% and a shadow of its former self. Once a superb barley wine, now a beer tasting of alcohol, some hops and burnt toffee. Purchased from B&M Bargains at a discount price, understandably.


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