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


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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeKeller (913) - Kemi, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2010
Bottle from Alko. Dark reddish brown beer, beige head. Sweet malty aroma and taste. Soft smooth mouthfeel, very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kalervo (869) - FINLAND - APR 12, 2011
I was a bit disappointed. A bit too sweet and dull taste. Quite one-sided too.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MissPxx (868) - - SEP 13, 2014
Very subtle aroma. Dark brush and mildly fizzy. Thick caramel saying with a sticky throaty experience. Quite gorgeous. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MPA (866) - Amager (form. NÝrrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - NOV 29, 2005
Maybe the taste of plums, raisins, prunes and other dark fruits is just meant to become more pleasant as one grows older. I certainly like it in beer, which makes me quite positive about this beer. Although it is on the light side in the dark fruit department, it still makes up for a good beer Itís supplement of nice malty tones combined with itís taste of Grandma, makes me consider buying a vintage Ford A and go off on a voyage to the "old" days (and Iím only 30?!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2002
Sweet caramel aroma. Ruby coloured with short lived tan head and a bit too much carbonation. Very thick. Sweetish malt & yeast flavour. Minor roasted bitterness. Slightly more flavour than Moretti La Rossa but twice as expensive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Dermi (826) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 10, 2005
Tasted 09/11/2005. 500ml bottle from Liquorland, Miramar. Deep ruby with an oily, light tan, head that slowly vanishes. Big caramel nose that also comes through in the flavour, with dried fruits (both prunes and raisins) and a subtle woodiness. This beer hintís of a good quality rum, with coke - in a good way. Very seet in the middle. Softly carbonated and medium bodied. Slightly oily mouthfeel and dry finish suggest that there are more hops and roast malt than the nose or flavour suggest. Not everday drinking but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (796) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear deep ruby brown colour with a thin beige head. Aroma of dark fruits like plum and raisin, also burnt sugar, treacle, caramel, berry sweetness and a little spice. Taste of plum pudding, raisin, treacle, liquorice, alcohol and chocolate. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation and a syrupy texture. A warming, bittersweet fruity finish. The best beer Iíve had from Marstonís. A pleasant, flavourful, warming winter beer, but I have had better, similar beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (776) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Color brownish dark ruby with a creamy foam. Aroma: malts, vanilla, caramel, fruit, toffee, hop, cake. Taste: malty sweetness, fruits and berries,some brandy, slightly hoppy, very warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2009
bottle 500 ml from Alko EXP 31 Jul 09 dark brown no head sweet dark roasted malts malts hints of dark fruits and bit nuts but aftertaste is sticky sweet syrup no remarkable hops. Night cap acohol presents

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