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Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England

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RATINGS: 1373   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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 Peculierís fermentation process.


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
joet (2347) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 15, 2002
It may take me a few times to get this one... thin, hints of old wet basement, light toffee some fruit. Where is this beer? Unremarkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2002
12/30/01: Very thin mouthfeel. Beautiful color and soft taste. I am not too impressed with this beer. $8.99 per six pack?! Should be a better brew than what it is. 4/12/02: My bad. I completely underappreciated this fantastic beer. Beautiful dark color and wonderful malt nose/flavor. I would gladly pay 8 bucks for a 6 pack of this. right up there (almost) with fullers 1845.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HighlanderOne (1051) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2002
Ale? Seemed like a porter to me. In any case, a mighty fine beer. Good mouthfeel and great flavor. Canít wait for my next.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neilrichards (191) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2002
Deep, dark colour, with a chocolate aroma. Quite sweet, and very drinkable. Nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fatherpierre (62) - Leeds, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2002
What a beer. The chocolate brown colour; that fantastic smell, and the smooth, yet strong, fruit taste. Donít mess with it though, as it will render you helpless as it has me many times. A fine beer that tastes good warm or cold-better cold though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2002
Good ale, the aroma conjures up a mental picture of open fireplace and leather armchairs. Great colour, fruity, complex smokey flavours. More please.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2002
A great ale, very rich tasting with fruity undertones. Wonderful dark color. I highly recommend this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (9173) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2002
Peculier but in a good way! Khaki (is that a color?) head over a rich brown Ale. The color is especially beautiful while pouring for some reason (?). Wonderful roasty flavor and complex aroma I canít begin to pinpoint. I canít wait to have this one again!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 29, 2002
slight alcohol in the aroma....really dark, with a hint of deep garnet color. subtle cherry and plum flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAR 29, 2002
Dark chestnut color, creamy head. Malty and nutty with a touch of chocolate and toffee. O.G. of about 58.


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