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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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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/


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bulgarianbock (3) - Sheffield, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2008 does not count
A beer you cannot go wrong with. A good solid taste without being heavy. Be careful how you drink it. Before you know it youíve had more than what you thought

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Trappis**d (12) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RileyOBaba (33) - , Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2008
in Farhnam, Dorset after a days hiking....perefect setting and a wonderfule, well kept, flavorful pint

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JJAlexander (46) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2010
cereal, toast, roasty, herbs, earthy, woody, amber, clear, frothy, lightly bitter, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
From the cask at The Great Lost Bear. A translucent brown with a very light but lacy head. Smells creamy and bitter. Tastes creamy and lightly of apple. Bitter hoppy finish. Smooth and delicious. This beer was damn good and Iím not sure if it was the beer or the fact that I missed the taste of ale from the cask. If youíre in Portland you must try it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - NOV 28, 2006
My 400th rating. Cask, Turf Tavern, Oxford. Lovely russet pour with a fine, dense cap of persistent, streaky white head. Deep caramel melaniodan aroma. A lovely soft, warm smell. A little bit of apple esters. Deliciously toasty brown flavors, a touch of yeasty tartness to keep it lively. Substantial palate, toasty finish. I went to the Turf for the White Horse Guvínor, which just showed up. But this one stole the show. A perfect winterís eve pint.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cappadonna (110) - Delray Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2005
Light brown and flat in appearance. Has a distinct flowery aroma. Taste like sweet rice cakes with hints of pear. Finishes dry. Lively carbonation. One of my favorites.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (10291) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2003
Cask Conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Brown to red beer with big head. This is a full fruity malty beer, blackberry and oak barrel type flavours. There is a certain smoothing toffeeness with an aromatic hop flavour overlayed. A good example of an English Strong Ale, as long as it is cask.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2004
Cask-conditioned. Rich malt and dark fruit aroma. Sweet flavours abound along with nuts and oaky pipe tobacco. Warming alcohol finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2005
A difficult beer to categorise. Somewhere between a premium bitter and a strong ale. More chewy fruit than youíd normally find in a bitter. Quite dark tawny colour. Plums and damsons in the aroma. Burnt caramel, molasses and toffee in the flavour but you couldnít call it sweet. Thereís a sour edge and hops coming through strongly, which provides an interesting counterpoint. Solid malt backbone. Complex, with lots of strands woven together skilfully. Very appealing. Cask (handpump), The Eclipse, Winchester.


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