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

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RATINGS: 260   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, - DEC 3, 2010
Amber, small hea and some lacing on the glass. Bit fruity and malty nose. Bit sweet and bitter in taste, more fruity near the finish. Still easy going beer for its bitterness and boozy character


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mihstudzinski (8) - - APR 1, 2015 does not count
Warka do 31.Stycznia 2016r. Czuc alkohol i to jedyna wada tego piwa. Gesta piana utrzymujaca sie do konca to najwiekszy plus.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabuzzer (188) - SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2015
500ml bottle as Morrisons Dark Ale. Deep red colour with a thin, off white head. Toffee aroma, taste is toffee and soft fruit with a slightly metallic finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWS9 (523) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle. Spicy, grassy hop nose. Touch of caramel, spice, oily malt finish. Decent hops lining throughout. Good one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (5371) - 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 (233) - 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 (345) - 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 (25) - 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 (136) - 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 (201) - 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 (468) - 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.


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