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

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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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 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.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (10404) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2005
Bottle.Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark red brown colour. Wonderfull berr to look at. Alas no aroma, but powerfull taste of licorice. Fantastic long finish. Oily palate but too carbonated.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (7267) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2006
Another beer that I used to drink regularly when living in Worcester friends in my local often used to ask for a Pedirog basically half and half of Pedigree and Owd Roger I think this was owing to the strength of drinking a whole pint of the Owd Roger. A very dark red coloured ale nice toffee sweetness, very full bodied but the alcohol just lingers a tad too much though to be a classic of itís style.

2.9
   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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
caesar (4946) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skortila (4433) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 1, 2005
(n bottle) With the first pour, a lot of dade and molasses aroma. After the disapearense of the head, itīs hard to detect any sents. Small trases of fudge, wood and alcohol. Dark ruby red, clear and no head. the flavour is more simpel than the aroma; lots of goodie-goodie malts and thatīs about it. maybe some liqurice and a very sweet/bitter finish, allmost too sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2006
[Bottle from BeersofEurope] Big malty aroma, raisins, orange peel, spicey, alcohol. well bodied but feels a little vacuous and the palate is marred by some tinny notes.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kavu (2109) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2010
Pours darkish brown with a very light head. Aroma is sweet malts and caramel. Flavor is not quite as sweet as I feared, but quite sweet anyway. Decent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brodies_Best (234) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 26, 2011
Tried some of this since Mike Enderby likes it and had it in the flat. Initial tan head looked promising but didnít last long. Nice attractive red brown colour. Initial fruity sweet aroma. Can smell the alcohol but itís not overpowering. Flat, heavy initial taste and then toffee followed by fruit and tingle on the side of the tongue. Not much lacing going on. Dryness makes you want to have another sip but for me, there appears to be too much sugar. A cheap sherry with sprinkings of dust comes to mind. Not sure why I donít like this as much as I think I should. Maybe itís just too sweet for me.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5166) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, 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.


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