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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
caesar (5966) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2004
Clear deep redbrown color, short off-white head. Aroma is malty, bit alcholic, sugar. Sweet malty taste. Bit sticky palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2006
Aroma is rich and fruity quite spicey and some yeasty candy sugar. Taste is similarly complx maybe not as well blended as some of the style but defo a good effort and the best iv had from marstons.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2002
Sweet, oaty start, dry-ish hoppyness towards the finish, some light peaty and smokey flavours, and a bit of oak, some mollasses in there aswell, not real elegant, but not too bad either. Not overly complex, but it occasionally surprised me on the odd sip.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2002
Not as famous nor as well balanced as Old Peculiar or Old Speckled Hen, this is none the less a decent quality old style beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (5394) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2006
Bottle. The colour of treacle with a thick brown head, which settles but lasts. A sweet toffee nose, and a warm malty flavour makes this a beer to sip slowly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (5393) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
170ml bottle @ vPBF

1977 vintage! - Pours murky dark brown with a small foamy head. Aroma of slightly sweetish malts, caramel, berries. Taste is smooth and malty with some mild hints of sweetness, caramel, syrup and raisins. Finish is smooth and sweetish with some malty notes. Okay, quite well aged beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (5192) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle from B&M Bargains; mahogany brown pour with velvety beige head, sweet stewed fruit aroma, quite sweet fruity taste, malts, a hint of grass, caramel, bitter finish, ABV present. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (5186) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
Brown bottle, 500ml, best before mid Dec 2007, drank 1st Feb 2007. Poured into two Corsendonk glasses, more for me, less for the wife. Ruby Red, almost port like in colour, but not as thick. Good tanned head, left for the rim of the glass fairly swiftly though. Plum or Christmas pudding in aroma, sweetness also comes through in waves. The taste is a bit too sweet for me, the Christmas fruits from the aroma come along, which only adds to the rich almost sickly flavour. Burnt caramel, and the Christmas feel give the sweetness to much leeway and the resultant mouthfeel is also too sweet for my liking. 7.6%, too sweet, but a half before bed, would not be a problem.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2005
Reddish with a small tan head. Aroma has some sweetness from dark berries. Dark fruit sweet flavor with a light caramel note, very sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2005
Cask conditioned at Charlies. Dark reddish brown coloured. Aroma of malt, toffee and molasses with a fruity touch. Sweet and malty flavour with notesof dades and plums and caramel. Rather full bodied and warming.

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