Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 1439   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2003
Just a warm up for next Wed. on the RB chat.Dark brown in color,small head that didn't last very long.The aroma was malty and caramel,with a mild chocolate tone.Sweet malt taste with a mild bitter chocolate coming through and fairly mild caramel.The after taste was much the same with maybe a little more emphasis on the malt and bitter chocolate.Over all it was a pretty decent brew but if i have a choice i would go with the Fish Tale Old Woody much better and way more flavorful IMO,but then i have a soft spot in my heart for the Tales brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2003
A hint of chocolate and hop in the aroma, with nothing really standing out strongly. Poured a clear dark brown - almost black - with a fine, tight head of a slight brown hue. Head was long lasting and laced slightly down the glass. Flavour was mainly of chocolate malt, though on at least one occassion in the past I have picked the strong raisin notes. Certainly a nice enough beer with a lot more character than most of the local fare.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (5450) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2003
Anyone remember the pull tab wide mouth lids? It seems a bit thinner then I remember, but my memory is fading. True brown color with a moderate tan head. Actually somewhat oily in feel. Aromas of light fruit, buttery caramel, and roses. Flavors of darker specialty malt and cocoa. Almost sterile, as far as old ales go, but quite good non the less.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2004 Pours a very deep clear amber with a decent light brown head. The nose is mostly sweet and maltly - cookie dough, some dark fruit, and caramel. Medium watery body with a moderate amount of carbonation. The flavor is mostly sweet, and builds to a malty, bready and vinous finish with hints of roast and chocolate. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2003
Better head than expected very thin aroma, thin but pleasant taste. Should be bolder to join the tops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5921) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2003
Pours a deep brown with a reddish edge. Small tan head. Nose is a malted caramel but has a dry hint to it. The taste is sweet with malt coming through and perhaps molasses and a bit of toffee and coffee mixed. Has a lightly dried finish with a little more sweetness. Good stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2003
Brown in color with lasting tan head. Nice aged caramel aroma. Woody flavor mixed with rich malt and some hop bitterness. This would make a great hand pump beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
r464 (2254) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2003
In a bottle. Very much like a barley wine, though not as strong. Definitely a taste of raisans in there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NathanJ (42) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2003 bottle, poured deep brown with red tinges, good sized off white head. malty sweet aroma. sweet apple and raisin flavor up front, to smooth and bitter in the middle but does not linger. leaves you with a slightly sweet fruity finish. one of my favorites thus far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shleep (6) - ICELAND - OCT 13, 2003 does not count
good beer, tho its been a while since i last had one! (cask) a good color, and a medium full flavor, a good beer

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