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

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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   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.


foolberry's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
foolberry (56) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchad56 (318) - - JUL 11, 2016
Bottle - Initial high carbonation, clear medium dark red with thick white head.SStrong hoppy aroma. Ok on tongue and in mouth. Decent lasting bitter taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sjohnh (703) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2016
More to this than I expected. Looks like a typical English bitter, and the malt base is nothing unusual, but there’s a big dose of red fruit in there. Berries redcurrants and almost strawberry. Finish is nice and bitter. Body not as thin as previous reviews suggest.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Smyles (4) - - JUN 30, 2016 does not count
Snazzy bottle. Jus tastes too bitter, too dark for this here pallet. Doesnt go down easy enough, this isnt leaving me wanting more??

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerNinjaUK (225) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2016
Branded "Ringwood Dark Ale". 500ml bottle at home. Aroma rich with fruitcake, chocolate, biscuits, grass. Thick mouthfeel with alcoholic sweetness.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gehbe (123) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - MAY 22, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2016 Aroma weak, caramelly, some fruits and malt.Deep amber, clear, weak head.Taste sweetish, some hop bitterness and acidity. Finish malty with some bitterness.Medium body and carb. Alcoholic warmness.Overall drinkable, not imoressive.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (4983) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2016
Bottle from Copper & Oak Liquor Merchants 280416. All things that are good about English beer are in this beer. Malty with a slightly bitter finish and a ruby copper colour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iznogud (2147) - CROATIA - MAR 24, 2016
Bottle, 500 ml from Pivoteka, Zagreb. Shared with JFK10000. Pours amber with small off-white head. Caramel malts, light sweetness, dry. Too simple too light for me.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
AtronSeige (1202) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 20, 2016
Aroma: Medium hops, fruity, earthy. Light strawberry, mint, wood Appearance: Brilliant copper body. Small, off-white head. Fair retention. Lacing. Flavour: Medium-light earthy, Light strawberry. Medium bitterness. Dry finish with lingering bitterness and light mint, wood. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-low carbonation. Overall: A good beer, within range, but nothing special.Sadly. 500ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 11C. Strong Bitter

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hopverdju (551) - BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2016
Geproefd als Ringwood Dark Ale. Amberkleurig met een dunne witte schuimkraag. Weinig geur, wat mout. Smaak: zoetig – bitterig, geroosterde mout. Matige koolzuur. Medium body. Afdronk: licht zoetig – bitterig.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tricksta_p (3258) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2016
Bottle in England. Aroma is malt, caramel, a bit buttery, apples, mild hops. Flavour is light sweet and bitter. Body is medium. Not a stellar beer.


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