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

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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   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.


foolberry's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
foolberry (55) - New Malden, Surrey, - JAN 25, 2013
Aroma of heavy malt, chocolate, slightly dirty, slightly pub carpet. Taste is complex and smoky, marmalade. Lingering hoppy bitterness on the finish. Lovely finish actually. Very nice.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Giochaurand (117) - 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 (176) - 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 (445) - 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 (322) - 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 (1657) - 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 (47) - - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lunkie (1486) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2014
Herbal hop spice malt aroma. Deep red Amber colour good head and lacing. Malt chocolate herbal flavour. Smooth lingering palate.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vanvenlo (1330) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2014
Divino(13-Dec-2014)Light sweet berry malt aroma.Brown-red,low head&suds lace.Berry herbal,light malt flavour.Berry light choc finish&bitter herbal aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnCook101 (358) - - NOV 22, 2014
Biscuit, hops, citrus. Quite floral. Light bitter finish, slight lingering sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee (1298) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle from Sainsburys. Deep copper colour, quite high carbonation, good white head. Sweet malty beer, caramel and warm brown bread, fruity, but then also some nice hoppy flavours, marmelade of oranges, just enough bitterness. Drinks very nicely. A malty beer, well done. I find these darker stronger beers by far the best of Ringwood’s efforts.


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