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


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RATINGS: 205   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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kavu (3307) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brodies_Best (264) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5451) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madsberg (11069) - SÝborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2005
Bottled: Burgundy colour. Clear. Light brown head. Very sweet and malty. Has some alcohol notes. Is rather bland and vague in the flavour notes. Ends on a swet and malty note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2005
Reddish with a small tan head. Aroma has some sweetness from dark berries. Dark fruit sweet flavor with a light caramel note, very sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2005
Cask. Good head and sits nicely in the glass. Flavour starts well, with a lot of spicy fruit, but is a little too soupy, and lingers with a sharp and cloying alcohol on the back of the tongue. Classic good start, bad finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
iammadeofjelly (194) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2005
Wow this hurts your head cos you donít realise the percentage, the taste is sweet but expected because of the high alcohol, very dark and fruity, a really great strong ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 22, 2007
Dark brown in colour thick creamy toffee/yellow coloured head. malty aroma, fruity rasin flavour. nice warm mouth feel. dry finish. Very smoth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madquacker (1075) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2010
Stewy and sweet with stewed prunes and some char. Alright but not my thing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (3053) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours really dark brown with a small head. Aroma is sweet, sickly malt. Taste is sweet, again, raisins in there somewhere, but the sweetness is overwelming. Medium bitter finish.

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