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

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RATINGS: 195   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (3960) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
McTapps (3925) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2013
Clear dark ruby colour with low head and medium body. Nose of malt and smoked nuts. Taste of strong pure malt, torf, vanilla, woods, leaves, nuts, roast and licorice. Due to its high alcohol content and its heavy maltness it is not that easy to drink. Maybe it’s not even THAT nice, but at least it is special.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MichaelAwesome (3925) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2013
Not a bad one but in the end it like a malt syrup with lots of sweetness, sugar and a decent end. Drinkable, warm but I would consider it a bit too thick.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marko (3918) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (3819) - Strasbourg (France), 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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (3777) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2011
Fruity aroma, not so much in the taste. The ale has a tangy dry finish to it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (3733) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (3645) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3598) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2012 Bottled, from Rhythm & Booze, Barton-upon-Humber. Deep ruy red, fluffy but shortlived off white head, gentle condition. Sweet malt aromas with suggestions of cola and a sticky background melanoidin note, sweet and fruity in the mouth with a very chalky bitterness and some earthiness, gentle bitterness initially in the finish but a sticky sweetness takes over and lingers longest laced with some peppery spiciness and a hint of retronasal alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2005
Dark red color, little beige head. Chocolate, toffee, sweetness, mild alcohol in aroma. Medium to full bodied. Chocolate, toffee, nice caramel sweetness in flavor, ends with lasting medium alcohol and sweetness, aftertaste lasts.


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