Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 1358   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikkopen (891) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 10, 2014
500 ml bottle. Deep dark reddish brown colour, thin tan head. Sweetish aroma of dark fruits and toasted malt, notes of wood. The flavour is sweetish malty, with dark fruits, caramel and toasted & nutty notes. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtu71 (166) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fajry (865) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
Fľaša. Tmavšia jantárová farba, pena skoro žiadna. Vôňa orieškov, ovocia, a samozrejme sladu. Chuť prázdna, trošku kyselkavá, karamelová.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cantabrian (901) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erasmus_ro (1573) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (1994) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Unde (465) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2014
Clear dark brown looks with some red here and there. Beige head and nice lacing. Aroma has roasted malts, wood, dried fruits and red berries. Taste has wood, dried fruits, some banana in the after taste. A little mild taste in my opinion. Slightly thin body with medium-to-low carbonation. Expected a little more from this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SperkeleForce (661) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cuso (5311) - 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.

   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.

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