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

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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (13852) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2005
Bottled (BB 10/2005)
Dark red ruby, steady brown creamy head. Nose is chocolaty barley, very Jacobite Ale -like. Medium to full bodied, typical Old Ale: toffeeish, barley flavor, some roast and alcoholic touch. Well-balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikkopen (930) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 20, 2008
500 ml bottle. Colour dark reddish brown with a thin head. Aroma is rather sweet, with raisins and plumes. The taste is sweet and fruity, caramel-like. Leaves a nice warm feeling in the mouth after swallowing. Some more hoppy bitterness would have been nice, to balance the sweetness, but, all in all, a very tasty and enjoyable ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2008
Pours deep dark red with beige head. Malty aroma. Deep, rich, malty flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeKeller (910) - Kemi, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2010
Bottle from Alko. Dark reddish brown beer, beige head. Sweet malty aroma and taste. Soft smooth mouthfeel, very pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Russo (1843) - Hemhofen, Baden-WŁrttemberg, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2011
bottled. Nice reddish brown color with a small tan head that disapear quickly. aroma has some hints of Dark fruit, roasted malt, toffee and burned sugar. Taste is quite bitter with hints of alcohol, nuts, toffee, roasted malt and dried frjits. mouthfeel is dry and sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7432) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
17 cl bottle @ vPBF.
Pours murky red color with no head. Aroma of raisin, plums, caramel, toffee and some sugar. Flavor of dark berries, malts, toffee and hay.
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (5716) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle from one of the supermarkets. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin frothy tan head. The aroma is big roast and a hint of yeast with some burnt treacle. The flavour is medium bitter with a smooth liqourice, slightly alcoholic palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a long bitter finish. This was a lovely heart-warming beer and perhaps one of the best Iíve ever had from Marstons.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
500ml bottle bb jul 12 pours deep coppery brown with tan head that soon goes malty alcohol aroma with hint of dried fruit . taste is slow to start then sweet notes caramel hints some liqorice then a long drier aftertaste .moderate carbonisation not a bad beer all in all but give me a sam smiths Stingo anytime

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13855) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle at home in London. Pours clear, red-brown with a slender, beige foam head. Lots of dark berries and grapes in the aroma. Medium to big sweet flavor, mostly semi-ripe berries, grapes, plums, some rich bready malts, very light bitterness but really not much at all. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Very faint alcohol warmth to finish, some sticky and toasted sugars, hints of chocolate, more berries, grapes, cherries, plums, suggestions of toffee. Iím actually somewhat fond of this beer. It drinks pretty smoothly.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (535) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear deep ruby brown colour with a thin beige head. Aroma of dark fruits like plum and raisin, also burnt sugar, treacle, caramel, berry sweetness and a little spice. Taste of plum pudding, raisin, treacle, liquorice, alcohol and chocolate. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation and a syrupy texture. A warming, bittersweet fruity finish. The best beer Iíve had from Marstonís. A pleasant, flavourful, warming winter beer, but I have had better, similar beers.


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