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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2005
Bottle. Red-brown with a beige collapsing head. Chewy sweet maltiness, dark fruits, raisins, finish keeps some balance. Low carbonation making it slightly watery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2008
Pours deep dark red with beige head. Malty aroma. Deep, rich, malty flavour.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2005
Cask. Good head and sits nicely in the glass. Flavour starts well, with a lot of spicy fruit, but is a little too soupy, and lingers with a sharp and cloying alcohol on the back of the tongue. Classic good start, bad finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - DEC 8, 2010
Bottle. Reddish brown colour with a medium-sized beige head. Malty aroma with hints of caramel and dried fruits. Sweet flavour with malt, caramel, raisins and alcohol. Aftertaste is dry and bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2006
[Bottle from BeersofEurope] Big malty aroma, raisins, orange peel, spicey, alcohol. well bodied but feels a little vacuous and the palate is marred by some tinny notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotty (1076) - SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2007
Had this after the appaling Peeterman Artois, and its a case of chalk & cheese. This has so much flavour, rich and slightly sweet, a wonderful balance of malt and hoppy fruit. Good chestnut colour with a good offwhite head, ends with a satisfying lingering finish, classy stuff! Bottle from Morrisons.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
flying_pig (1073) - SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2011
Bottle (500ml):
A really strong smell of alcohol straight away. The main aroma is a sweet smelling with some hints of toffee. Vague hints of licorice & chocolate malts are hinted at but are barely noticable due to the alcohol.
Dark, nutty brown colour from the bottle & forms a bubbly, brownish-white head that is about two fingers width high but disappears instantly.
Taste mirrors smell very closely giving a strong alcohol flavour. It’s very rich & sweet with toffee & caramel notes that are mixed in to the taste but again the alcohol is too great.
Medium bodied & quite fizzy on the palate with a slightly warm feel to it that is about its only saving grace. The texture is a chewy one & overall the feel is not great.

Quite a disappointing beer overall with a huge alcohol prescene in the taste as well as the smell that makes it a hard drink to swallow. Certainly not a beer I’ll be drinking again.

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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madquacker (1064) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2010
Stewy and sweet with stewed prunes and some char. Alright but not my thing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (1027) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2008
Bottle. Clear dark reddish brown with transient beige head. Subtle, but rich fruity aroma. Thick oily mouthfeel with light carbonation. Rich complex taste. Fruity (raisins, apples) sweet (dark toffee) start with moderately bitter finish dominated by burnt dark malt flavours. An awesome beer, but not an everyday beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2009
Draught. Bitter & Twisted Beer Festival. Pours a really nice golden brown with a slightly reddish tint. Small tan head that fell away pretty quickly. Really nice caramel and toffee aromas. Some nut and toasted aromas also. Flavours are quite malty with plenty of toffee. Dome bitterness on the finiish but nicely balance. Slightly sticky mouthfeel. Nice beer.


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