Brewed by Ringwood (Marstons plc)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Ringwood, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Bottle: Pasteurised.
Originally 5.6%, changed July 2013
Challenger, Goldings and Progress hops.
First brewed 1979.
Old Thumper is brewed in America by Shipyard.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2233) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Orange toffee color. Small off-white head. Little lacing. Nice mixture of hops and malt. Orange marmalade. Taste is a creamy caramel and malt. Some dark fruits. Some sweetness but balanced well with a slight bitterness. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iphonephan (3248) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
From a pint bottle shared at Ryan’s. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Malty nose. Flavors of light caramel and toast. Light bodied. Crisp finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Straling (362) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
Pours a clear amber colour with a little carbonation. Not a very pleasant aroma, almost like sewage. Taste is a whole different world, whereas the aroma is obnoxious at best, the test is fresh, hoppy and nicely bitter. Goes down smooth, thin bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (10636) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
Hopfig bitterer Antrunk, wenig metallern. Die Hopfigkeit steigt, süffig, geringe Malzigkeit. Hopfig bitterer Ausklang. 11/9/10/9/9/9

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dalfaro86 (264) - Mexico City, MEXICO - AUG 12, 2014
Pours a clear amber brew with a medium head with regular to poor retention, aroma is moderate sweet and low bitter with caramel, bread, nuts and grassy hops, medium to light bodied, flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to low bitter with a bittersweet finish and a short aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuideDogSaint (291) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle at home 7/8/14. Pours mid brown with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel and malt.Bbitter sweet finish dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (4053) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle from local Tesco in Eastbourne. Pours out in a hazy amber-brown colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of hops and nuts with some malty hints. Taste of mild hops, light malt, barley, wheat, bread, flowers and nuts. Malty-hoppy finish. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (4053) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle from tesco, Eastbourne shared with McTapps. Smooth and easy going with a mild aftertaste. Offers aromas of malt, nuts and bread. Easily drinkable with a thick background and quaffiness. Fine one without being exceptional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (1068) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2014
Aroma: bread and caramel malts. Appearance: dark clear gold / amber, very small white head. Taste: light sweet and bitter. Palate: malty sweets at first, bread, grain and caramel, getting lightly bitter towards the average-long finish. Overall: decent ESB, but does not stand out against the fierce competition in this style. Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Pimlico.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (479) - SCOTLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Pale copper-coloured beer with a decent frothy head and a strong scent of malt and banana. Flavour has caramel, toasty malt flavours with a bitterness in the back of the mouth and the banana comes through in an airy finish in the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Percy0103 (166) - MEXICO - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle, 500ml. A copper beer with a big creamy head that disappears after a couple of minutes. Aroma is of caramel, roasted malt and alcohol. Taste is bitter, but not very strong. Maybe somewhat watery. I have a problem with the temperature, but I was told I drank it at the correct temperature. I have tasted serveral Premium Bitters and there is something off with this beer. Nevertheless, I think is very drinkable, as most Premium Bitters are.

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