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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zimbo (753) - SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2015
Once upon a time this was the stuff of legend. Especially on cask. Even Scottish Courage couldn’t totally fuck it up when they took control. And then years ago when it returned to family hands it was if it was intervention from the gods and Theakston returned to family hands. Then something happened. Something bad. Cask Old Peculier became very dark, very angular,austere and not so good. And here we have a bottle in 2015 which piurs a big easy tan head despite not lasting. The nose is not envouraging though with dominant elements of vegetal, confectionary and sulphur. Taste is just off and twidted with a biting carbonation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBlueSky93 (479) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle from Tesco. Pours dark brown to black with a big 2 finger off white, tan coloured head. Aroma of berries, raisins, dark fruits, Roasted malts on the start of the taste, very biscuity, dark chocolate, then berries and dark fruits. Following this a medium bitter finish as all combines.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mapinguarify (4) - SERBIA - FEB 4, 2015 does not count
Caramel aroma, minimal bitterness. Dry finished. Well ballanced. Nice beer after all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (5306) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
*Old rating. Best before 31.07.11. 5.6% Thick and dark malted beer. Hints of dark dried fruit, still not too hard to drink. Nice hopped to prevent too much stickiness, fruit, malt with a nice bitter Ale finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hank37 (167) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2015
Pours a chocolate brown with small beige head that diminishes quickly. Cut grass, dried fruit aromas. Initial sweetness is rounded out nicely with a malty hit in the back - dried fig, caramel and malty-sweet.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (522) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 17, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2015 Super darkish brown color with moderately rapid disappearing beige foam head. Very little smell. The taste is less creamy, oily and sweet than expected. Coffee and chocolate aromas and malty taste, but predominantly licorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2601) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3/20/2011. They can make some very good beer over there. Red brown color with a tan head. Dark fruit, caramel, malt, Smooth texture, not overly bitter and really very balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ContemplateBeer (1717) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Beer # 1600. Aroma: Pinot Noir, fig jam, leather, dusty caramel; overall quite wine-like, but still undoubtedly beer. Appearance: Dark, murky cola brown with a frothy tan head that settles into a healthy, bubbly skin. Flavor: Vinous up front with more caramel character as this endures; dries out pleasantly with minimal bitterness. Palate: Medium body, slick texture, very soft carbonation, lingering finish. Overall: Thought this was pretty delicious; didn’t buy this with any special consideration regarding beer #1600, but this was more than worthy to me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Juha (56) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2015
Looks like a Dunkel. Aroma is roasty chocolatey Christmas dried fruits. Taste is slightly sour malty bitter. Mouth feel is quite heavy and solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Krigla (118) - SLOVENIA - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle, 0.5l. Clear dark reddish brown colour with small beige head. Low carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts an fruit. Taste starts fruity and sweet followed by strong taste of coffee and roasted malt. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. Overall a really pleasant beer.

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