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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adv (22) - Milan, - APR 14, 2003
Strong and well balanced. A glorious example of the most traditional English ales!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (7027) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2015
500ml bottle from B&M home store. Pours clear dark mahogany brown, some red chinks shining through, thin, short-lived off-white head. Aromas of treacle, raisins, light metallic note. Some prunes too. Taste is liquorice, molasses, treacle. Faint herbal hops, that donít quite clean up the sticky finish, but they make an effort.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trappis**d (31) - Dorset, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Dark ruby red ,wonderful colour, it has relatively high fizz for its strength, but quickly gives way to a warming deep steeped fruitiness with a slight bitterness to finish. Nice ale

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (3841) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2015
500ml bottle at home, a month past its BB date, 7.4%. Very dark reddy brown, sparkling, small tan head. Aroma is yeast, some apple and coins, wet paper. Body is rounded, soft carbonation, touch foamy. Taste is breathy dark malts, dates, treacle, tangy booze. Something quite íBelgianí about it - not sure if itís the yeast used... Decent, interesting to try, but probably not one Iíd reach for again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (789) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Color brownish dark ruby with a creamy foam. Aroma: malts, vanilla, caramel, fruit, toffee, hop, cake. Taste: malty sweetness, fruits and berries,some brandy, slightly hoppy, very warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (3434) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
Bottle from b&m, Team Valley, Gateshead. A very dark brown beer with ruby red highlights. It has a rich red fruit, malt and currant flavour followed by oak, vanilla and spiced berries on the sweet finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redders1974 (454) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
UPDATED: APR 22, 2015 Wow anice beer from matstons short lasting head that leaves a little ring round glass tastes dark fruits plum blackberries damson with the alcohol cutting through everything quite a sweet pallet treaclely and rich some hint of spice and pepper almost like an abbey ale only less complex enjoyable beer for a sunday afternoon

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (805) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1557) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle froma corner shop in Cambridge. Thin, translucent chocolate brown with big supermarket beer carbonation. Malt-led aroma, like chocolate Horlicks. The taste is sweet, syrupy and treacly, leading to a figgy/sugary sweet malty finish. Thin body. This is actually pretty good although there are far better ales to be had for this ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2543) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle from B&M Bargains, Stretford Mall [131114]
Dark caramel brown, light beige frothy head that dissipates
Aroma of rich fruity caramel malts, touch of alcohol
Taste of rich fruity caramel, soft toffee, little hops, mainly quite heavy sweet brown malts, touch of raisin, soft toffee malts, soft syrupy malts, alcohol a bit noticeable but ok, dab of some hedgerow fruits, the taste of rich malts is nice in this, simple for the abv
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, smooth texture. Sweet. Finish as main flavour, sweet malts, dab of warming alcohol
Overall - Just sweet fruity malts, same malts from aroma right to the finish. OK for under £2

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MissPxx (868) - - SEP 13, 2014
Very subtle aroma. Dark brush and mildly fizzy. Thick caramel saying with a sticky throaty experience. Quite gorgeous. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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