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

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.
*** AMERICANS PLEASE NOTE ***
Old Thumper is brewed in America by Shipyard: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/ringwood-old-thumper-usa/4467/


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CraftBeerNick (1880) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Cask at Spoons, 21st March 14, strong flavour, not that pleasant. OK, not my thing for a session. Overall not my thing

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
Cask at Wetherspoons, Streatham. Pours a very slightly hazy amber with a white head. Malty, bready, caramel aroma. Medium body, mild carbonation. Fairly sweet, with toffee cake, orange, a little grass, wood. It's OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Jan 2013 - Orangey Brown in colour. Fruity; orange citrus. Malty; grainy toasty malts, caramel, toffee. Hoppy; grassy, slightly earthy hops; spicy, peppery. Sweetish spicy fruity malty throughout. Decent.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Don2711 (382) - - NOV 10, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2016 Nice beer. Tastes milder than it is. Can see why it won back in ? 1987. Second pint very good. Great bite on palate. Little hazy in appearance. Good strength and glad I revisited a year later. Up from 3.1 to 3.6. Love the caramel and nutty flavours. Definitely never fails to please. Third pint another year on. Definitely deceptively strong. Love nutty flavours. someone else says a king of beers. Third tasting didn?t disappoint. One of my all time favourites.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (4699) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2013
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - clear deep amber, thin off-white head, weak resinous sour malty aroma, no lacing, sour toffee, berry fruits, good carbonation, bittersweet finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
(Cask): Clear brown with a tan head. Malty aroma with some sweet dark fruit notes. Basic but enjoyable malty flavour with a touch of sharp sweetness and dark fruit notes. Smooth on the palate. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
Cask @ the White House Leicester. Dark brown, malty aroma. Taste is malty and sweet with vinous quality. It's ok, could maybe do with slightly more hops for my taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niller (1398) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2013
Cask at Charlie´s Bar, Copenhagen. Pours dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma/taste is malt, caramel malt, nutty dark fruit on the palate with a nice bitter finish. OK beer.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camrakipah (19) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2013
Had this beer a couple of times at the Meadow Farm nr Redditch. Well poured (staff Cask Marque trained, so that they don’t assume that pouring real beer is like throwing some lager in a glass ; ) with small head. Malty taste & refreshing but without being too bitter. Dark amber colour. Nice pint.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (15253) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2013
Cask, 5.6%. Cloudy chestnut colour. Small tan head. The flavour is fruity, has some port note, vinous. Slightly sweet with a good bitterness to balance. Clean bitter finish.


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