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

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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Originally 5.6%, changed July 2013
Challenger, Goldings and Progress hops.
First brewed 1979.
*** AMERICANS PLEASE NOTE ***
Old Thumper is brewed in America by Shipyard.


Thisis12ptfont's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thisis12ptfont (998) - 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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kajser27 (397) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 28, 2015
Reddish copper colored, small to medium off white head. Clear. Aroma is pretty weak, some biscuit and herbal. Taste is caramel, biscuit, some toffee, bit of herbal-floral low to medium bitterness. Dryish finish. Low+ bodied, watery, light to moderate carbonation. Exceptionally tasteless water... I guess cask version could have some character.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Marko (4328) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle, courtesy of franski. shared with Mrazek, kajzer and ogivlado. Copper body with a tiny white head. Vague meaty dry aroma. Dry, just tiny caramel, ever so slightly tart. Stale, bad, terrible. Useless.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4072) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle thanks to Huw. Appearance - deep amber with a proportionate head. Nose - toffee, lemon and big malt notes. Taste - more of the same. Toffee dominant. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long and fairly dry tangy finish. Overall - a bit gnarly but enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MissPxx (852) - - JUL 17, 2015
Quite a mild aroma. Golden amber appearance. Quite bitter with a lingering aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hippoman (167) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
500ml Bottle from Bargain Booze, New Mills. Mahogany coloured beer with diminishing white head. Aroma is very pleasant, wood, fruit and sweet malt. Flavour is rich and malty with crisp bitterness on smooth palate. Really good.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
kjoannak (31) - - JUN 27, 2015
Good beer :) and excellent etiquette :) ............ ....... .....................................

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adasko (1041) - Poznan, POLAND - JUN 22, 2015
Całkiem niezły, bardzo klasyczny angielski bitter. W smaku i aromacie słodowy, z delikatnym karmelkiem. Raczej ekstazy smaków i aromatów nie należy się spodziewać, ale nadal to solidne piwo.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (3739) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2015
500ml bottle at home, courtesy of JohnRMurdoch, toffee, caramel aroma, clear amber brown, good creamy beige head, burnt caramel, apple flavour, oily feel, malty aftertaste

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
culchiem (3050) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle from Sainsbury. Clean caramel with a short head. Aroma of bread and caramel. Flavour is christmas cake, grain, butter, a little bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (5829) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle picked up from Morrison’s Minehead. As Ringwood Dark Ale. Clear copper coloured pour with a fading halo of greyish head. Aroma is malt, dried malt extract, toasted grains, little alcohol and dried fruits, fruit cake. Flavour is composed of malty, marmite on burnt toast, light roast some tart apple and dried fruit. Palate is semi sweet, slightly chewy, moderate carbonation.


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