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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (5030) - Jyvšskylš, FINLAND - APR 27, 2008
0.5 l bottle. Mahagony color with small head. Thick aroma with toffee, raisins and prunes. Sweet worty flavor with dark fruits and chocolate. Chewy mouthfeel. So far the only beer from Marstons which I like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2007
Bottle@Home. Sweet, prune and apple aroma with hints of cherry. Ruby color, light brown head, few lace. Rather sweet, even a bit sugary, prune, raisin, hints of chocolate and licorice, bitter finish. Sticky and alcoholic. Nice and flavorful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (4964) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2010
50cl bottle on Silja Serenade. Poured dark amber color with a thin white head. Low carbonation. Aroma is toffee and fruits. Flavor is roasted caramel malt and dried fruits. Finish is sweet, slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4944) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle 50cl, a clear dark amber beer with low head. Nose is on caramel and metallic touch. Aroma is on toffee, caramel, carared malt, metallic notes, slightly spicy, toasted and light roasted notes at the finish. Body is slightly vinous and alcoholic with a bitter background.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skortila (4914) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2004
Aroma of caramel malts and raisins. Not too good.. Hazy, brown coloured with a thin, lasting brownish head. Taste is sweet-caramel, malty, sugar and fruits. More bitterness towards the finish. Smooth palate. Quite okay. Typical english ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sayravai (4700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2005 (Bottled) Nice, dark reddish brown color with very small, quite tight, beige head. Mild, sweetish, roasted-malty aroma with hints of syrup, licorice and coffee. Sweet and malty, caramely and chocolatey flavor with a sweet, toffeeish and slightly bitter finish. Sugary, oily, medium-bodied, slightly warming palate with quite high but soft carbonation. The almost cloying sweetness pretty much ruins this strong ale, but at least itís slightly more bearable when drank straight from the fridge - as the bottle suggests.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4587) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2008
Bottle.Dark and fruity with a strong presence of alcohol. Rich and fruity this is certainly an excellent winter warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardGretton (4469) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2003
Dark brown beer almost black with a stout style head. Very oatmeal aroma and a malty oatmeal flavour. A very complex beer,and a very good beer. A great example of an English ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marko (4417) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 28, 2011
Since Iím stuck on this ferry for the next 5 hours might as well rate stuff I normally wouldnít even consider round these parts. Cola body, medium tan head. Fruity, slightly soapy malty nose, nice really. Slightly polleny and candyish. Light dull malty taste, the nice fruity (vague strawberry jam?) soapiness shows up again but the palate is thin and dry. Some light alcohol pops up... To be continued as it warms... Umm yeah. The tartness gets stronger and the alcohol too, though not terribly so. Gets slightly salty though. Dunno, hardly exciting but one can do far worse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (4317) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2013
Dark ruby brown colour. Aroma has some dried fruit and a touch of liquorice. Flavour has strong dark malts and sweet dried fruits. Quite rich and syrupy with light carbonation.

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