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Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England

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RATINGS: 1346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtu71 (116) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle. Small white head, lace. Deep ruby black. Black cyrup and sweet malts on aroma. Sweet roasted malts, herbs, nuts and cola. Carbons. Like beer cola, not bad at all.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erasmus_ro (1484) - Alabama, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle, 31/10/14. Pours a reddish, dark brown with a medium, beige head. Aroma is a lot of dark fruitiness, some dark maltiness. Taste is darkly malty, caramel, nuts, some flowery hoppiness, dark fruits abound. Fairly light with medium carbonation. Excellent drinkability.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
campbega (94) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours deep brown and almost black in colour. Chocolate and malt aromas. Full bodied ale with a nice bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cantabrian (883) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 31, 2014
I love the way it looks, dark, murky, with a thick extra creamy head. Aromas and flavours are very sweet, with maple syrup, malts and honey. Very woody and earthy. Good old stuff. Not much of a bitterness there, but we already knew in old times that hops, that continental innovation, clearly had the side effect of making men soft.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cuso (5103) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle shared by Miro at Behind The Hills 2014 Autumn Edition. Chestnut brown color with medium off-white head. Caramel malt, chocolate in aroma. Sweet malty taste with coffee, some red fruits. OK.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fajry (793) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
Fľaša. Tmavšia jantárová farba, pena skoro žiadna. Vôňa orieškov, ovocia, a samozrejme sladu. Chuť prázdna, trošku kyselkavá, karamelová.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (1804) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle at Behind The Hills 2014 Autumn Edition. Pours nearly black color, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SperkeleForce (622) - FINLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle 50 CL. Pours dark brown reddish with brown lacing head. Notes of wood, herbs, dark fruits, fruits, caramel, toffee, vinous. Pretty good.

- beerbasher

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sarpa (952) - FINLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle 50cl from Alko. Pours clear dark amber with a small head. Nutty, dark fruits, sweet malts in the aroma. Nuts, hay, fruits in the flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Simmo (24) - - OCT 24, 2014
This ale makes me wish I still lived in England. Fairly strong aroma of malts, biscuit raisin and a hint of banana. Pours a dark earthy red/brown with a thin tan head that sadly dissipates. Feels very smooth in the mouth and has an great taste of malts, caramel, raisin and again a hint of banana. A great ale, I am jealous of everyone who can buy it in the supermarket!


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