Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 1447   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TChrome (1448) - 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 (2007) - 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 (5656) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 25, 2004
Bottle. Poured thick and brown with garnet highlights when held to light and little to no head. Aroma features darkly roasted malts and a little bit of a sourdough bread nose. Flavor is sweet and astringent with dried fruits and nice bittering hops evident. Mouthfeel is full and lightly carbonated. Definitely peculier and quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 24, 2004
I'm not sure why I don't love this one. Never seems to have a good head retention and the medicine flavor that I welcome in a lambic just does not seem to work here. Easy to find, so I keep buying it just for the uniqueness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 24, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2007 Dark chocolatey brown color with a tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty, dark fruit notes, vinous, roasted caramel, toasted malts, slightly smokey. Flavor is malty and smooth, notes of molasses, roasted caramel, red grapes, finish has a good level of sweetness. The flavor is not quite as interesting as the aroma. A good brew though overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Rich reddish brown with a nice head and lacing. Toffee aroma. Full bodied and well balanced flavor with a nutty finish.

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