Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 1451   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Abv reduced from 5.7 to 5.6 in 2010.
Its initial sweetness is, apparently, "of roasted and vinous notes with a subtle bitter aftertaste". Strong fruitiness, often with "banana notes" standing out, is derived from Old Peculier’s fermentation process.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nørrebronx, DENMARK - FEB 29, 2004
blackberry to the aroma... bitter grapefruity taste... Nice head... but not to impressive to me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2004 Very dark and has a small beige head. Lots of malt, molasses and some nuts in the aroma. Slightly sweet flavor. Enough spiciness to make this better than average ales. Also some notes of bread crust. A slightly roasted note. Still, very nice. Very impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Padron4KM (799) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2004
Pours dark mahogany with a decent sized tan head, that leaves a good amount of lacing in it's wake. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, with a touch of caramel/burnt sugar. mouthfeel was kind of thin and watery. flavor is slightly sweet, smokey, roasted malts, with a light spicyness in the backround. finish was slightly bitter(grapefruit) slightly spicy. (cinnamon and clove) This beer kind of snuck up on me. The first one didn't Impress me that much, but by middle of the second, I started to warm up to it. I'd definately buy it again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2004
Taste is caramel, nuts and molasses. It also has a red wine flavor underneath. A subtle dryness throughout without being bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2004
Nice medium brown color with a quite nice fluffy tan head that is retained. Nice aroma being predominantly malty. Flavor is OK with decent malt taste initially. The beer just kinda fades into obscurity for the finish. Decent, not compelling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2004
This was an incredibly tasty and sweet beer. Full bodied malty backbone, with hints of dark fruity sweetness. Lots of nutty, caramel goodness, this is a joy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
grant60 (185) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2004
a magnificent, sweet roasty/malty, beer, with a large white head and a deep, dark, red colour. you don't get much better than this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2004
nice color--dark mahagony but there could be more head. Sweet fruity malty aroma. Nutty malty flavor. Crisp and full bodied palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hershiser2 (2060) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2004
Dark brown, nearly black, with auburn highlights. Small, but frothy head. Sweet caramel, liquor, toffey, and the slightest bit of metallic in the nose. Good flavor. Crisp, sweet, and nice. Caramel and raisens. A nice mouthfeel, and good drinkability- but it's slightly filling- so one at a time for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5742) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2004
Aromas of malt and dried fruit. Dark brown with a thin head that laces the glass. Flavors of prunes, sweet wine, and malt. Thinner palate than I would like for the style. good.

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