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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 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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (1526) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle from Tesco (I think). Poured ruby with a rapidly dissipating off white head. Sweet, malt heavy aroma with some sticky fruit and cream soda. Initial flavour is dates, burnt sugar and chewy grain. Finish was far more alcoholic than one might expect for the strength and quite sickly sweet.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ALLOVATE (2349) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2006
Wouldn’t have missed it much had I not tasted it (...if that makes sense!?!). Really just another filtered, dead and artificially charged strong ale in a bottle. Tasted after a session and a meal at the Green Man in rural Horsted Keynes, Sussex. Pours a sparkling ruddy-brown with a lot of huge bubbles unbefitting its style. Head was half decent, rocky and sandy beige in colour managing to hold out for the length and left behind some frosting on the glass. Rich, tannic, caramel and fruit pudding nose with the added bonus of charcoal. Palate differs showing toasted, lightly roasted, biscuity malts. Tasted around room temperature, it’s not exactly huge in body or presence and it’s a little lifeless on the tongue. Alcohol is prominent as is a light note of untreated pine. Quite sweet overall, toffeeish with a mildly dry, mildly astringent back end that’s desperately void of balance. Becomes cloying after a while, could have gone a bitter in between and come back to this. Pretty straightforward and bland. Average!!! (50cL, 31/01/07)

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kingstoni (1454) - FINLAND - JAN 19, 2012
Bottle. Dark amber colour with no head. Sweet malty aroma with cyrup. Flavour is sugary malt. Medium body. Low carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (5634) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 7, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at my place. Thanks kerenmk. Deep ruby red color. Aroma of dusty stale-tasting malt, some caramel and light fruity notes. Sweet malty and caramelly flavor, a bit sugary, with candy hints and light fruitiness. Medium-bodied.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ReV2 (139) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
Pours a deep reddish mahogany colour, lifeless and thin for a beer of this strength. Now 7.4% and a shadow of its former self. Once a superb barley wine, now a beer tasting of alcohol, some hops and burnt toffee. Purchased from B&M Bargains at a discount price, understandably.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2005
Bottle from Budgen’s. Small head, spicy aroma, dark colour and a sweet, malty taste full of caramel and alcohol. Tell the truth I found this a bit overpowering. Wouldn’t want another for a bit.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HopfenWeisse (986) - - JUN 28, 2012
From old backlog. Dark brown colour with tiny head. Aroma is malt, sweet sma as taste.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tomer (1644) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - APR 10, 2013
At a tasting, thanks kerenmk, small quickly dissapearing, head, quite clear brown colour, aroma of caramel ,dark bread, nuts and rum, flavour of dark bread, cola, and burned sugar. Very Heavy and not really good.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DylansDad (300) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 17, 2013
Initial aroma is strong sweet fruity alcohol, like day-old dregs in a port bottle. Thankfully, this dissipates quickly, leaving sweet malt, raisins, Xmas cake, bread. First sips taste overly alcoholic, but it calms a bit as it warms. Overall, a well-made beer and drinkable but too sweet for me to want another.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (3532) - 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.


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