Brewed by Marstonís
Style: English Strong Ale
Burton-on-Trent, England


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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madquacker (1112) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2010
Stewy and sweet with stewed prunes and some char. Alright but not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GarethYoung (1111) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wolfbass (1110) - Firenze, ITALY - MAY 4, 2012
Nel complesso non Ť male, ma alla lunga puÚ davvero stancare. Comunque va bene per una serata in compagnia...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (1109) - SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2015
Clear, dark red beer with a filmy head. Smell s of earthy malt but not much else. Taste is malty too but with rich fruit and some caramel there too. Really nice and hearty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikkopen (1058) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 20, 2008
500 ml bottle. Colour dark reddish brown with a thin head. Aroma is rather sweet, with raisins and plumes. The taste is sweet and fruity, caramel-like. Leaves a nice warm feeling in the mouth after swallowing. Some more hoppy bitterness would have been nice, to balance the sweetness, but, all in all, a very tasty and enjoyable ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ralphdot (1041) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2012
7.6% very deep amber with a thin head, sweet fruity aroma, fruity taste with some caramel, very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martin243 (1022) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2011
500ml bottle from B&M. Fruity-Toffee aroma from a beautiful ruby red beer. White head which quickly disappeared. Sweet heavy, and sticky caramel toffee syrupy flavours. Little carbonation, which would liven this beer up. Alcohol dominant. Not bad, but a little too sweet, a little too flat, and a little too sticky to be really good. Wouldnít want to drink more than one (at a time.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluebetty (1021) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kalervo (1018) - FINLAND - APR 12, 2011
I was a bit disappointed. A bit too sweet and dull taste. Quite one-sided too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redders1974 (1005) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
UPDATED: APR 22, 2015 Wow anice beer from matstons short lasting head that leaves a little ring round glass tastes dark fruits plum blackberries damson with the alcohol cutting through everything quite a sweet pallet treaclely and rich some hint of spice and pepper almost like an abbey ale only less complex enjoyable beer for a sunday afternoon

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