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

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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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/


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SarkyNorthener (1965) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, - JAN 21, 2013
Cask@moonunderwater, wolverhampton. Looks good, dark amber large creamy head. Taste isnít good though. Thick malt and sour fruits. Not very good.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15128) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2014
30th July 2014
Bree Louise. Cask. Lightly hazy amber beer, residual pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry. Modest carbonation. Sweetish toffee apple and tangy dried fruits. Some dry bitter at the end. Endearingly English!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (723) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
Punt from the swan almondsbury, Bristol. Deep brown colour, with a thick white head. Aroma has malt with some caramel. Flavour some caramel, hops and toffee.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Trappis**d (17) - Dorset, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2014
The beer for kings, A thoroughly quaffable ale, hearty and smooth rounded with hints of caramel, best tapped off cask, a silky finish, itís a reliable old favourite.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
minutemat (1677) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
Cask @ Tal Y Don, Barmouth. Seaside pint with the in-laws. Pours amber, vague nutty malts with a touch of caramel. Fairly bland and boring.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6941) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
Cask at Porter & Sorter, Croydon. It pours deep amber with a thick, dense white head. The nose is earthy, wood, caramel, leather and varnish. The taste is woody, earth, light caramel, brown bread and leather with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Straight-forward. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CraftBeerNick (903) - 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 (1811) - Greater London, ENGLAND - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Don2711 (125) - - NOV 10, 2013
Nice beer. Tastes milder than in is. Would drink again. Can see why it won back in ? 1987

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2885) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2013
Cask by handpump at Henglerís Circus, Glasgow - clear deep amber, thin off-white head, weak resinous sour malty aroma, no lacing, sour toffee, berry fruits, good carbonation, bittersweet finish


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