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

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RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thisis12ptfont (988) - 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.


1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
kjoannak (21) - - 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 (946) - 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 (3559) - 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 (2978) - 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 (5253) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
RRnRA (2) - Hethersett, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015 does not count
This is a very good beer. Looks amber-redish with a mild ivory crown. Smells very sweet but tastes bitter and refreshing. Medium body with low carbonation. Very enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blade86 (892) - Wrocław, POLAND - JUN 3, 2015
light brown/reddish amber, clear; small moderately long lasting off-white foam; malty, caramel aroma, some nuts, little bit roasty?; medium- bitterness, lightly sweet and sour; medium body, moderately thick feel, average carbonation, long bitter finish; Overall: decent beer, good drinkability, without bigger flaws

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DIBBLE (101) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Malt/fermented fruit aroma. Clear deep red golden beer with short tan head and some lacing. Full bodied mouthfeel. Medium heavy flavour, fermented fruit, malt. Medium bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2906) - South Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2015
500 ml brown bottle labeled "Dark Ale" with a BB date stamp of 31 Dec. 2015. Dark red-brown body has a large, frothy tan head and leaves some lacing. Very appealing malty aroma. The flavor follows. Neither is particularly complex. O: a well crafted, extra malty ESB. Worked well with a water buffalo burger.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Derbeth (470) - Kraków, POLAND - APR 20, 2015
Bottle. Amber colour, head does not last long. Aroma of toffee, with some fruit and hops. Medium bitterness. Very good.


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