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

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (7364) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2010 Almost stout-like deep ruby with a creamy, yellowed head. Smells a bit like Vimto; honey, blackcurrant and chocolate also there. Quite silky, audibly prickling with carbonation, head fizzes out in seconds. Flavour has licorice, caramel sweetness, chewy dark fruits, Kasteel Donker and a great big slug of booze. Slightly roasted finish. A beer that unfolds its secrets as it warms. Going to try and stand up now.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7118) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (7028) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2009
Sometimes the circumstance under which a beer is consumed can elevate one’s appreciation of it. We had just arrived the cabin in Arrowtown and I drank this while the room warmed up from -2 degrees, and I must say that there could not have been a more perfect beer to help pass the time and chase the cold away. Deep copper with golden highlights. Aromas of burnt sugar and rye bread, and prunes. Delicious flavours of burnt toffee, sherry, and prunes. Full bodied, sweet but not cloying.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
motelpogo (6968) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 6, 2003
not sure if it was a bad bottle but it's not the sort of beer that should go off in a hurry. fat head, full fat, sweet flavours - burnt rockmelon, burnt peach. just didn't work for me, no nice hops to get rid of that cloying feeling

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (6559) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2010
[3126-20100711] 500mL bottle. Grainy malt aroma has a little toasted sweet corn. Clear, red amber body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head. Toasted sweet grainy malt flavour has a sweet light strawberry licorice aftertaste. Medium-full body. Good.
(From Grog Shop, Oxford, UK; w/ jerc, tuqueboy, others)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6525) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2010
500 ml bottle @ home.
Pours a light brown colour with a small head. Aroma of caramel malts, honey and some fruits. Flavour of caramel malts, yeast, fruits and alcohol. Medium/full bodied with a warming alcohol finish. High carbonation. A bit above average.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6523) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle from Humpers, Staple Hill. dark, ruddy brown with a short-lived, off-white head. Sweet, caramel, red berry fruit and candy sugar aroma. Flavour was a bit sugary, with a pasteurised edge some fruit fruit and warming alcohol finish. A bit industrial but still a good winter warmer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6508) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
17 cl bottle @ vPBF.
Pours murky red color with no head. Aroma of raisin, plums, caramel, toffee and some sugar. Flavor of dark berries, malts, toffee and hay.
5315

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (6332) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - 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.


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