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Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England

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RATINGS: 1374   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2004 [Cask conditioned] Nice roasty and malty aroma. The flavour contains notes of caramel and coffee. A slightly dry bitterness in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2003
The first impression from the aroma was purely of bread. Hints of roasted malt and coffee in there also. COlor is black, but not completely solid, with a small amount of head. Feel of the beer is smooth, alsmot too smoth for such a dark beer. Tastes sweet, and again reminds me of bread.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2003
23/4: pours very deep amber brown colour with great bubbly beige-brown head. Decent retention too. Lovely fruity aroma of raisins caramel and a hint of coffee. Slight noble hop aroma there too. Nice malty fruity taste with hints of caramel and a bit of smokey roast coffee there too. Very well balanced with perfect amount of bitterness for style. Nice mouthfeel, very smooth but could be a little more full IMO.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (3270) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2003
Dark brown. Foamy tan head. Intricate lacing. Faint aroma--lightly malty with vinous and toffee notes. Light, wispy front. Toffee and caramel in the middle. Gently sweet and a bit tart. An earthy bitterness in the finish clashes a bit with the rest of the flavors but no major complaints.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobBestwick (651) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2003
rich malty nose, dark ruby colour with a large brown head, rich malt taste, slightly toasted, good lacing, some fruit tones, good ale

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - APR 9, 2003
Excellent full-bodied ale. Pours very dark with a full head. Malty flavor and slightly dry finish. Very good.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - APR 7, 2003
poured a dark amber almost black at some angles with a bone white head. A hoppy taste mix with a light malty flavour and dry after taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Panzuriel (1385) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2003
Good rich brown liquid. Nice head. Good aroma of malt and sweetness. Nice full mouthfeel with a nice and dry taste. Good full ale experience.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
phillymonksman (60) - Ardmore, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2003
Strong alcohol smell with a brown fairly heavy look to it. Palate has a smooth full body feel. Fruity and winey smooth beer. This beer taste like it has more alcohol in it than 5.6%. Didn't like the woddy/winey after taste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MEDAY (9) - ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2003 does not count
OLD PECULIER HAS A DISTICTIVE RUBY COLOR THAT CAN BE SEEN WHEN HELD UP TO A LIGHT. A SOFT BROWN HEAD IS FORMED WHEN POURED INTO A DRY GLASS. A TRUE WORK OF ART WITH AN AROMA AND TASTE THAT DOES NOT DISAPPOINT. ONE OF MY FAVORITES.


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