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


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RATINGS: 205   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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madsberg (11018) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2005
Bottled: Burgundy colour. Clear. Light brown head. Very sweet and malty. Has some alcohol notes. Is rather bland and vague in the flavour notes. Ends on a swet and malty note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (10914) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 16, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2006 courtesy of oh6gdx - dark amber-brown colour with a little beige head; malty and fairly hoppy with rich fruity notes (cherry, litchi); smooth and initially quite sweet, late and decent bitterness; fruity finish with some residual sugars - character and balance

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 28, 2007
Bottle. Deep amber colour, short small head. Aroma of roasted malts, hops and some nuttiness. Flavour is heavy on fruitiness, some raisins, moderate sweet roasty caramel, bit nutty, moderate roasty maltiness. Dry, moderate bitter very sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2007
Dark mahogany-red with a nice head. The aroma has notes of raisins and dark, ripe fruits. The flavour has notes of caramel, dark fruit, raisins and plum, port wine and the body is quite full. The alcohol is well hidden. In the finish I find caramel and weak hints of licorice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (9317) - Tel Aviv, - APR 7, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at my place. Thanks kerenmk. Deep ruby red color. Aroma of dusty stale-tasting malt, some caramel and light fruity notes. Sweet malty and caramelly flavor, a bit sugary, with candy hints and light fruitiness. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Standing Order, Derby (JDW) 24/02/2006 Mid to dark brown coloured with some fruit aroma. Fruity sweet flavour. Dry and slightly bitter on the palate with a warming malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (9144) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2009
500 ml bottle. From m/s Silja Serenade.
Dark reddish brown colour with small off-white head. Dark fruits and some dark hops in aroma. Dark roasted malts, dried fruits and some bitter hoppiness. Dark ale, not my favourite type of ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (9100) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2002
Dark ruby and dangerous. Autumn fruits are to the fore and in the finish of this syrupy brew. A good Marstons beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2010
2010-07-11. Dark brown body, small tan head. 3+ Flavour is richly malty, with a very English malt character to it. Very mild toasty malt accents. Subtle nuance. Bit of warming yet subtle alcohol. 7+ Mildly alcoholic aroma, mdoest sweet malt, hints of caramel and toasty malt. 6+ Very smooth medium bodied palate is lightly carbonated. Surprisingly tasty, rich but straightforward for the most part. Bottle from The Grog Shop, Oxford

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (8935) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown red colour with nice beige head. Caramel and roasted malt aroma. Hops, malt and caramel flavour.

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