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

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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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.


1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Dermi (625) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2012 50, cl. Pours clear red with a wheat head. Aroma: Chocolate, malt, mild alcohol compound. Taste: Sweet, minimal bitterness. Caramel, malt, alcohol. Palate: Light bodied, little sticky. Moderate carbonation. Not good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (614) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2003
Bottled: pours with a dark brown hue and a nice thick and frothy head, malts are dominant but there are some interesting fruit notes together with smoked and woody tones, full bodied, very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McWorta (572) - LUXEMBOURG - OCT 16, 2012
Rubin red and brown in colour. On the nose develop aromas of roasted malts, caramel and chocolate. Small fast fading toast coloured head. Bit fizzy, medium-full body. Medium sweet with a touch of bitterness. Finish is dry and nice.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 27, 2008
Pours dark red , slightly transparent. Fizzy off white head which disappears quickly. Yeasty aroma, smells fruity and sweet from the alcohol. Feels very smooth in the mouth, alcohol is well hidden. Quite a fruity yet malty sweetness, feels amazing almost syrupy when you swallow. Strong flavours though so couldn’t drink too many.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martinrumsam (508) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
500ml bottle bb jul 12 pours deep coppery brown with tan head that soon goes malty alcohol aroma with hint of dried fruit . taste is slow to start then sweet notes caramel hints some liqorice then a long drier aftertaste .moderate carbonisation not a bad beer all in all but give me a sam smiths Stingo anytime

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2003
Well its as cold as it gets here (4 C ) and this was a beer for the occassion. Deep red body with an off white heat. Heady fumes of fruit malt and molasses issue forth. This is a good strong ale, malty with plums and other fruit to the fore and a slightly malty finish. Not real complex but good anyway.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - DEC 2, 2012
Delicious, thick, fruity, raisons and plums, warm and winter wonderful. More Christmassy than plum pudding! Wonderful.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - MAY 31, 2008
Appearance: mahogany color. Medium size head with beige color and medium persistency. Aroma: intensive ripe-fruity smells, mainly of cherries, other berries, plums and red-raisins. Malty, sugary, sweet-wine and cherry’s liquor aromatic reminiscences. Flavor: like the aroma, start with a nice intensity of cherries, plums, figs, red-grapes, raisins and other ripe fruits. Sweet, but not sickly, from the caramel malts. Some light woody touch. Liquory progress with reminiscences of sweet-wine, oporto, cherry’s liquor and maybe of old rum. Final with light medicinal dryness, complementing for the alcoholic dryness. A light mineralized touch in the aftertaste. Palate: medium body, semi-oily texture and light carbonation. Remark: nice cherry, plums and other ripe fruity touches, both in the aroma and taste. Balanced and semi-complex fruitiness. Advisable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CEZ (397) - 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!


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