Brewed by Marstonís
Style: English Strong Ale
Burton-on-Trent, England


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RATINGS: 215   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 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 10, 2005
Tasted 09/11/2005. 500ml bottle from Liquorland, Miramar. Deep ruby with an oily, light tan, head that slowly vanishes. Big caramel nose that also comes through in the flavour, with dried fruits (both prunes and raisins) and a subtle woodiness. This beer hintís of a good quality rum, with coke - in a good way. Very seet in the middle. Softly carbonated and medium bodied. Slightly oily mouthfeel and dry finish suggest that there are more hops and roast malt than the nose or flavour suggest. Not everday drinking but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2009
bottle 500 ml from Alko EXP 31 Jul 09 dark brown no head sweet dark roasted malts malts hints of dark fruits and bit nuts but aftertaste is sticky sweet syrup no remarkable hops. Night cap acohol presents

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (10673) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielyabu (1549) - Uni„o da Vitůria, BRAZIL - JUL 10, 2010
large frothy light brown head. excellent lacing. mostly lasting. translucent average reddish-brown body. aroma: light malty, molasses, mild coffee.if and ff: moderate sweet and light bitter; average duration. palate: medium full body, oily texture, soft carbonation and light alcoholic finish. dulÁor acentuado pelo fato da mesma ter sido bebida a uma temperatura mais alta que a recomendada. leves toques de laranja no aroma. baixa drinkability. vale 18 dos 23. 40s.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - DEC 8, 2010
Bottle. Reddish brown colour with a medium-sized beige head. Malty aroma with hints of caramel and dried fruits. Sweet flavour with malt, caramel, raisins and alcohol. Aftertaste is dry and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marko (4989) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
17 cl bottle vintage 1977 @ vPBF. Thanks Pat!
Aroma has some raisins, cardboard and some moldy cellar. Flavour has some metal, moldy cellar, hints of raisins and sugar. Feels like most of the flavour bouquet is gone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tampierre (1280) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 24, 2013
Bottled 0.5l ; Devon ; UK ; Malty,roasted,caramel and fruit aroma ; Dark brown color with smaller head ; Sweeter taste with light bitter finish ; Pleasant ESA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BalkanMac (37) - Belgrade, - SEP 11, 2013
500ml bottle in Bow, London. Dark, cola coloured, no head retained. Aroma of liquorice primarily, and dried fruit. Flavour sourish cola at first, then developing to big, warm sweet malt, dried fruit, alcohol pepper. Aftertaste slightly sticky, fig syrup, burntness. A decent drop, though not my favourite at this strength.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciocanelu (1432) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 24, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 500 ml bottle, poured into a pint. Color is black-reddish. Large head that stays a while and leaves a thin layer. Aroma is roasted malt and booze. Taste is also dominated by roasted flavors and also a hint of liquorice . Not as boozy as the aroma suggested. Body feels medium and is well carbonated. Overall this is an interesting beer. Very drinkable at itís 7.4 ABV.

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