Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England


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RATINGS: 1451   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ipabr (151) - Somerset, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2016
This beer really reminds me of westmalle’s trappist dubble. Some metallic taste in here but otherwise quite good, or not bad, perhaps somewhere between.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kustie (884) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown almost black color with red tinge. Aroma has malt, caramel, raisins. Taste is malty sweet with quite long just a little bitter quite dry finish. Caramel, malt, wood, raisins and some alcohol warmth too. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1431) - DENMARK - JUN 30, 2016
Et fint skum, der som tidligere anmeldelse kunne minde lidt om hvidt-øl. Middel humlet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gigaphone (7) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 19, 2016 does not count
Nut brown ale typical smell, head disappears quickly, nice brown towards red colour. Low to medium carbonation, fizzy type. Not too dry, citrus, leather, not too much is going on. Some bitter aftertaste. Bottom line, a bit flat, but I like the sour twist. Nice 10 word crime novel on the back side of the bottle :) Grade explanation: It is a nut brown ale, if you like this type it could be interesting. I don’t like this type of beer and therefore a low grade.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (4454) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2016
Bottle from Morrisons, Birtley, Gateshead. A dark brown, almost black beer with a ruby tinge and a creamy head f white foam. It has a chocolaty, nutty and currant flavour, with gentle burnt toffee and plum notes with a bitter oak finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaKeAFC (957) - ITALY - JUN 1, 2016
50 cl bottle. Dark deep burgundy color, clear, big creamy beige head, lacing. Vinous smell. Aroma of dark roasted malts, cereals, cherry, molasses. Lots of woody tones. Warming rum-like alcohol, liquor, marker. Some raisins and licorice maybe. Very tasty, light salty, prominently sour, apparently sweetish ending up quite bitter. Low carbonation. Medium to full bodied, unexpectedly watery texture, dry sourish finish. It has something "wild", raw, yet evidently refined.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AaronTDubs (337) - - MAY 28, 2016
Fruity, roasted malt flavor. Cherries and bananas with a mild hoppy finish and some bright acidity. Almost dobbel-like. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (3417) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 19, 2016
500ml bottle, a sole remainder. Relaxed dark remnant of an Old World brewing culture steeped in bitters and ESBs. Lighter translucent ruby-mahogany pour, lovely short organically dented beige foam. Wet oaky damps of roasted nuts, polished furniture, something fresh dark and organic with mild baked banana peeking at the horizon. Love the old, de-sugared leathery mouthfeel, delivering a host of natural organic flavours with mature ease to the taste buds: liquorice stick, honey, oak, woodsy bitters, twigs, shades of barley, faint baked banana. Very engaging and likeable for what is basically a British Dunkel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nurmis (387) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with small tanned head. Aroma of roasted malts, musty fruits and molasses. Medium to heavy sweetness, light bitterness. Full bodied and really nicely balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
I_LUV_BEER (175) - - MAY 1, 2016
Served in a snifter from a 500ml bottle. Pours dark ruby-brown with a medium light tan head. Aroma is of dark fruit, molasses, bread, malts with a faint hint of alcohol. The taste follows the nose very closely with dark fruit, malt, caramel and bready notes. Medium body with medium carbonation, nicely balanced bitter-sweet finish. Very nice old ale!

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