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Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England

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RATINGS: 1438   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oliodnb (652) - ITALY - APR 7, 2016
50cl bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with one finger of creamy light beige head. Aroma is sweetish with dark fruits, berries, some vinous notes, light nuttiness. Taste is similar, less sweet and with some roasted malts, nice fruitiness again. Medium body, light carbonation, light final vegetal bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phfyysik (502) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 2, 2016
Pours dark red with light beige head. Aroma is sweet, liqueur, raisin, strong caramel, some dust, old furniture. Taste is following, some rum, sweetness and crispy bread notes. Rather low carbonisation. Very good beer!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uckelman (560) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2016
Pours clear dark brown, lots of tan head. Aroma is musty, winey. Medium body. Flavors of rasins, overripe banana, port. I can see why people would like this. It’s not for me.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sarauckelman (372) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2016
Dark brown with minimal head. Minimal, slightly musty aroma. Rich full body with malt, banana, and port notes. Slightly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRenter76 (668) - Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Originally rated on 7/2/08. Well whoever named this one certainly hit the nail on the head. It poured a dark amber hued body with a thin tan head, fair amount of lacing left. The flavor is a combo of oak, molasses, toasted nuts, and fruit, it is sweet going down but there is a touch of bitterness. A very peculiar beer indeed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabuzzer (511) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2016
500ml bottle at home. Dark reddish colour with a good tan coloured head. Malty, slightly fruity aroma, malty flavour with soft fruity hints, and a pleasingly bitter finish. Excellent

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Echon (306) - Århus, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2016
Velvet smooth malty flavour, with a bitter finish. A tasty and very drinkable old ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndburns (94) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2016
500ml bottle from Asda. Toffee notes stand out. Initial sweetness is strong, and met pleasantly with a bitter finish. A very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cimbasso (667) - - MAR 7, 2016
From a bottle with a newly-designed label- it is now called 'Old Peculier - The Legend'. Dark brown with a tan head. Full-flavoured with a taste of toffee and dried fruit. Pleasant bitter finish. A classic beer with a well-balanced and satisfying taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (1248) - CROATIA - MAR 3, 2016
Bottle; pours clear dark brown with some ruby tints and a tan head; aroma of caramel and dark fruits; taste is sweet with caramel, dark fruits, and a touch of malt; finish dry with a hint of bitterness


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