Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 1401   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (11539) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2003
Malty, sugary and sweet aroma. Dark brown color, creamy head. Sweet flavor with some compensating toasty bitterness. Apple. Rather thin. Licorice aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - SEP 9, 2003
Poured a dark brown color, nice creamy head that disapated quickly, leaving traces of yeast. Pleasing roasted, malty aroma. Nice taste, but a bit thin ... perhaps not the fullest flavor. Nice aftertaste, hint of raisiny sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2003
This beer has a dark brown color with a medium head. This beer tastes great with hints of bananas and coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
raymow (1167) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2003
It was o.k., but not as good as I'd expected. Nice dark color and foamy head. Decent aroma. Maybe I had a bad bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2003
This beer really does have a deep red color and smells greatly of raisin. The flavor is a little sweet. I don't know if it's just this one but there is a metallic flavor. The smooth feel in your mouth is replaced by a little bitterness throughout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 6, 2003
a good beer, though I'm not holding one right now. The head is fairly thick the flavor strong. I wish that I could say more but ill just have to re-rate next time I buy it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWhite (108) - Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2003
Not the best value, but I found it to be a unique beer. Worth trying but probably not on my "purchase by the case" list. The taste was a little sweet, but also complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 31, 2003
Deep brown with small head. Faint roast malt aroma. Roast nuts up front with floral hops finish. As it warmed up, more bitter coffee flavors

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2003
Nice very dark brown color - a shade darker than the bottle; thin head; malt/hop taste with a not unpleasantly bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kindestcut (30) - Addison, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2003
My latest review of a Yorkshire beer, the English version of West Virgina...but their beer is better. Old Peculiar pours a dark ruby-brown with an amber hue when held to the light. The head was light and dissipated slowly throughout the tasting. The aroma was quite slight. Hanging above the glass was a distinct malt with a hint of grain. A very tasty brew. I was struck that the taste was weak at the front-end but quite apparent after. I observed a bitter/hoppy taste, definite malt, and slight (almost imperceptible) sweetness. There was a slight carbonation but not at all fizzy. I enjoyed drinking this beer which would be a great one for meals, in my opinion. Overall, it could be my favorite British beer.

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