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

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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/


SarkyNorthener's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SarkyNorthener (1420) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, - JAN 21, 2013
Cask@moonunderwater, wolverhampton. Looks good, dark amber large creamy head. Taste isn’t good though. Thick malt and sour fruits. Not very good.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CraftBeerNick (755) - 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 (1054) - 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 (64) - - 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 (2446) - 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 (429) - 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 (474) - 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 (441) - 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 (17) - Birmingham, 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 (13047) - 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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