Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 1394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pilsnerrogge (2657) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2002
Dark ruby red. Full bodied. Fruity and flavourful. Some alcohol-flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2002
Okay, I have been to England now three times, last just this past March. To the guy that was surprised by an english beer not being good, try going over there and hanging in a local(and I mean local, not tourist trap)pub. You’ll find plenty of ’miss congenialty’. Theakson on tap over there didn’t necessary thrill me

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tourette (224) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2002
Perhaps I got a bad bottle, but mine was entirely unimpressive. Thin and watery. The flavor was very boring and uninteresting. Fairly easy drinking I guess. I’ll have to find it on tap and see if it influences me to re-rate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 17, 2002
A good beer but too similar in taste to Newcastle and Mcewan’s IPA to merit a high score. I don’t taste much fruit at all, more roasted malts than anything.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2002
Incredible. I like the slight fruity flavor. Easy drinking, but a little thin. Not very bitter at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Colpitts (59) - Sussex, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 14, 2002
Mmmm, good beer. Nice color, sweet taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2002
Very unique. A dark ruby red with a slight rim of foam. Fruity flavors but undescribable by me. Good palate and a smooth drink--well done and very complex. I’d like to revisit this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2002
Re-Rate 06/11/02: Deep garnet, the head is beige and dissipates rather quickly, leaving adequate lace to coat the glass. Malt dominates the nose, hints of caramel, and a touch of spice. Sweet malt start, the middle medium, the finish moderately carbonated, acidic, dry and nicely hopped, leaving a long lasting dry aftertaste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2002
It’s close to being incredible, but not quite there. Very dark, black-brown with a big, creamy head. Nice nose, very smoky with lots of caramel, chocolate, and freshly brewed coffee. Flavor is again of coffee, but has plenty of sweetness and tastes of candy. Is a mite thin and watery, would like it to be creamier. Still quite enjoyable, but still just an improved palate away from perfection.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2002
This is very peculier indeed. Thin, creamy head with a hazelnut taste. It is very dark and malty, but is almost like drinking a stout / cola mix. It wasn’t too bitter at all. I suggest that you try it if you are in the mood for something different.

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