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


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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3686) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sayravai (4691) - 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 it’s slightly more bearable when drank straight from the fridge - as the bottle suggests.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (11863) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (8564) - 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 it’s style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2006
A Mes rate: Sweet wine like aroma. Wonderful mahogany appearance with a reasonably well behaved head. Sweet sugary flavour that is not particularly balanced or refined. Alcohol is all too apparent. Strange full yet thin palate that ends up on the thin side. Sweet and cloying finish. Not too impressive.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
caesar (5880) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skortila (4867) - 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 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, it´s 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 that´s about it. maybe some liqurice and a very sweet/bitter finish, allmost too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GarethYoung (1110) - 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.

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