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

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RATINGS: 257   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 (910) - 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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (4805) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours clear reddish brown, nose is toffee, biscuit, taste is similar.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sarauckelman (225) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Clear ruby amber with minimal head. Rich full aroma, best described as of "beer", with hints of caramel and bread. Quite dry in contrast to the richness and sweetness of the aroma, with a peppery finish. Will be great with pizza.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
uckelman (338) - Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Pours reddish brown, clear, not much head. Aroma is sweet, banana, bubblegum. Flavor is _not_ sweet, however. Grainy, medium body. Rather dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
serialver (22) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Dark red with small head. Chocolate and most maple aroma. Sweet taste with chocolate tones and dark sugar. Big boring overall

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Giochaurand (125) - FINLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours copper in colour with medium low head. Aroma is malty caramel and syrup. Taste is bready, malty and rusty hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
triskaideka (194) - Killarney, IRELAND - JAN 19, 2015
500ml bottle - dark amber with white head when poured. Aroma - malt. Taste - malty with woody / caramel notes. Pretty decent ESB

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cmc619 (455) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Wife bought from Stonemanor. Amber-brown, average head, malt-forward aroma, but you can tell this will be a light-flavored ale while pouring it. Overall pretty balanced but not much going on. Session pub Brit beer, but without the smoothness.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zekada (357) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
Aroma is sweet with malts. Pours amber with a small white head. Taste is sweet with malts, fruit and some grapes. Palate is thin and very drinkable. Overall an okay beer which is both tasteful and drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (1729) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose. Clear amber body with a thin white head. Low carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of caramel biscuit and copper penny. Flavour of metal and earthy hops. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft fizz. Dull and metallic.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
Connor66 (49) - - DEC 30, 2014
Very nice malty beer great on the pallet. Dark amber colour not much of a head, slight hint of chocolate in the taste. Very enjoyable. Taken from the bottle.


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