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

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RATINGS: 198   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardGretton (4316) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4221) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (4218) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4114) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marko (4096) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 28, 2011
Since I’m stuck on this ferry for the next 5 hours might as well rate stuff I normally wouldn’t 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (4078) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4029) - Burgos, SPAIN - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle from The Cave. Clear dark red colour, medium off-white head. Nose is sweet and slightly toasted malts, candy sugar, nutty, light sourness, bit alcoholic. Flavour is sweet malty upfront, bit of spices, followed by slight alcoholic tones, sour fruits. Slightly dry and fruity finish. Quite enjoyable.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2005
Bottle from Budgen’s. Small head, spicy aroma, dark colour and a sweet, malty taste full of caramel and alcohol. Tell the truth I found this a bit overpowering. Wouldn’t want another for a bit.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
zvikar (3881) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 20, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at DSG’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Pours brown clear with a beige head, aroma of bread, chocolate and toffee, flavor of caramel, malt liquor, sweet, light bodied

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (3702) - 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.


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