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

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RATINGS: 190   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madsberg (9634) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2003
Bottled, Pateurised. Dark red beer with thick chunky lasting head. Lovely smooth rich treacely flavours, almost port wine like, red grapes and plums, sweet malts, a very decent bottled beer (brown bottle!!!)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9158) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9050) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (8564) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2007 500ml bottle (Kaisla, Helsinki). Fruity sweet beer. Old sourness, wooden oaky richness. Strongly apple - apple taste and apple smell. Brown and sweet and delicious in a very well-balanced way.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2005
Bottled. A dark, reddy brown coloured beer with no head. The aroma is sweet and sugary with some berry fruit. The taste is also really sweet almost to the point of nastiness although there is some blackberry for late balance. However where is the alcohol? It’s pretty much unnoticeable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8250) - Bochum, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2010
(bottle) Almost clear, amber colour with a copper shine and a dense mid-sized and tanned foamy head. Bready and slightly toasted malty aroma with caramel, vinous fruity and alcoholic notes. Moderately sweet and slightly bitter flavour, medium to full bodied with a moderate carbonation. Toast-malty, slightly bready taste with caramel, subtle fruity notes of raisins; almost dry sweet-bitter malt-accented and slightly fruity finish with a tinge of alcohol. Likeable and warming brew. 19.IX.10

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (7794) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7348) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2006
A Mes rate: Sweet wine like aroma. Wonderful mahogany appearance with a reasonably well behaved head. Sweet sugary flavour that is not particularly balanced or refined. Alcohol is all too apparent. Strange full yet thin palate that ends up on the thin side. Sweet and cloying finish. Not too impressive.


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