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


on tap

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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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.

Thisis12ptfont's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thisis12ptfont (831) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Faint aromas of grains, amber malts and herbs. Brownish copper with a one finger size foam. Subtle bitter hops upfront with a pleasant brown sugar, maple, candied caramel and sweet honey malt base. Overall, pretty basic flavor but smooth and enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dalfaro86 (250) - 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 (213) - 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 (3869) - 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 (3871) - 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 (1005) - 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 (461) - 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 (156) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sdaniel90 (355) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle, 500ml. Clear orange/copper with a fluffy offwhite head that’s gone in a minute. Strong grainy aroma: cereal, straw and dought yeast, with hints of caramel and spices. Creamy, but a bit thin bodied. Pleasant cereal and roasted character, but maybe a touch watery. Nice, bitter finish and extremely drinkable, all that I ask from a bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (366) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle - pours reddy amber with a small off white head which fades to a ring. Aroma of oak and caramel. Taste of grassy bitter hops, liquorice, pine and some lemon in the aftertaste. Light bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackafholmes (161) - - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle from tesco. Copper ale with a good thick off white head. Aroma of caramel and honey with lots of malts and a bit of hop. Taste is same but a bit metallic too. Medium - heavy body and pleasant subtle carbonation. Decent.

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