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Ringwood Old Thumper (Cask)

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


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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Cask, Regular; Challenger, Goldings and Progress hops.
Originally 5.6%, changed July 2013
First brewed 1979. Winner of CAMRA Supreme Champion Beer of Britain 1987.
Old Thumper is brewed in America by Shipyard: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/ringwood-old-thumper-usa/4467/

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (6631) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2016
Cask HP at Hamilton Hall London as íRingwood Old Thumperí, 5.1%. Supreme champion beer of Britain the year I was born. Translucent amber orange, still, very little head. Aroma is toffee apple, honey, sugary, malts. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is fudgey, biscuity malt, hobnobs, smooth buttercandy with some resin in the finish. For the style, excellent. Sweet and luxurious without coming close to cloying. I went back for a second half, which admittedly I didnít enjoy as much. Still, a recommended beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
invinoveritas (116) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2016
Pours the colour of burnt golden syrup without much head but with some malt and banana on the nose. Sweet and malty to taste with a gentle but all-encompassing bitterness. Some fruity notes and just a touch of sherry too which complement the other flavours, but just a touch watery and flat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ShivanDragon (3515) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2016
Pint from the brewpub, nice clear copper with a minimal kaki lacing, but thatís just how they fill up the glasses in the UK. Nose of caramel, malts, bread, biscuits, some light hops. Taste of medium bitterness, medium sweetness, sugar and sweet malts, bread, biscuit malts, some nuts, tastefull however a bit one dimensional, soft carbo, long bitterness in the aftertaste and some burnt caramel, weak body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rhombic (118) - SPAIN - JUN 16, 2016
Draught, pint. With crisp aromas, its golden orange colour is appetising, together with its mostly lasting, thick tan head. Nice malty flavours, becoming more toasted through the finish, caramel and a subtle touch of hops. Oily, but slightly creamy too. Long finish. No complaints.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
WaddlingPlatypus (128) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2016
Pint at the Generous George. Orange with a thin, fine white head. Slightly vinegary aroma with hops. A fairly regular bitter flavour, but with more of an acrid tang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (10880) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2016
Cask at praf 2016. Pours clear amber, nose is nutty, malty, caramel, taste is thin, varnish, toffee.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (9562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2016
Cask at the Paisley Beer Festival 2016. Pours clear amber with a thin, bubbly white head. Aromas of sulphur, quite farty! Taste is toffee, light spice, cinnamon. Sweet, mineral finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
hatzer (162) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2016
Its ok to be honest bit bland but drinkable but no thump to it at all ripper juice it isnt

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arek (980) - Zielona Gůra & Wrocław, POLAND - DEC 22, 2015
Cask 1 Pint, The Moon in the Square, Bournemouth, England, UK.
Bursztynowe piwo z puszystą I trwałą ale niezbyt obfitą pianą oraz słodowym aromatem. W smaku gęste, lekko słodowe i łagodnie karmelowe.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
redders1974 (1007) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2015
Dates and apple soft body drinkable pint at the red lion in little borough.

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