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Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England

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RATINGS: 1377   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 Peculier’s fermentation process.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2002
Complex aroma but didn’t sense any fruit or banana, maybe candy or caramel, others have mentioned toffee. Pleasant balanced sweet/bitter flavour, soft palate and clean finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2004 Clear dark amber coloured beer with a small head. Slightly sweet toffee aroma. Sweet start but the hops soon take over. The finish is still not very bitter, more dry with a toffee taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2002
complex brew, this beer would appeal to beer hobbyists. strong aroma, unique color, distinct flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaymobrown (1732) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2002
A sweet unassuming beer. Very good.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
joet (2366) - 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 (1063) - 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. Can’t 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. Don’t 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 (477) - 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.


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