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Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England

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RATINGS: 1345   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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
jonno1805 (3) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2014 Such a good value beer, bought in Aldi for £1.25 and worth every penny, it?s taste belies it?s strength, smooth and deep red, perhaps the best value ale I?ve had in a while

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hanoi (456) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Stunned to find this was not rated. Nose is malt, slight licorice slight cola. Taste is malt, sweet lactose notes, caramel malt. Nice mouth feel. It’s a good supermarket beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2602) - FINLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown, small tan head. Dark sweet fruits, some faint hints of medicinal herbs in aroma. Ripe garden fruits too with additional notes of ripe and mashed banana. Mild in taste, some burnt toffee sweetness, light bitterness, bit of old hay and hints of ripe fruits in taste. Mild in finish as well, but okay in someway, relaxing and soothing without too much fuzz here. Nice. Minerals and slightly burnt toffee in aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
"i hate to say it, but some olde ales taste just that...old. musty. this one does not. a very good, rich, flavorful beer that doesn’t betray that it’s only 5.6%."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (940) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 500ml bottle served in a Pint glass. A: Pours a black color forming a medium very creamy and bubbled beige head with excellent retention. A lots of creamy chunks of foam are formed and left in the glass S: Mainly sweet and roasted with notes of flowery hops. Sweet and fruity Ale yeasts backbone T: Sweet and roasted upfront. Roasted malts, notes of dark chocolate, dark fruits and coffee. British hops bitterness (bit citrus) M: Medium body and carbonation. Roasted bitterness aftertaste O: Easydrinking Ale. Very British. Recommended [ BA Review @ 10/13/2012 ]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DwarfeD (1138) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2014
500ml from Tesco. Dark brown with a small tan head. Medium body with low carbonation. Sweet with some bitter tones. Roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, smoke, dark fruits and spices. Quite a tasty dark brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dacrza (541) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2014
DATE TASTED: September 19, 2014... GLASSWARE: Wychwood Hobgoblin stange...OCCASION: a long week ends... APPEARANCE: dark burgundy body; thick, creamy brown head that sits resiliently atop its pint; lacing is patterned... AROMA: robust raisin and black currants wake up the nostrils; malts are smoky and substantial, semisweet and aggressive... PALATE: surprisingly smooth, buttery and lactic--carbonated and warming, with a run-like draw.....TASTE: immediate butterscotch licks the tastebuds; vanilla, dough and peat constitute a promising profile...OVERALL as expected, a unique, classic profile that impresses with its sweet complexity...a beer to savor....

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (675) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle 0.5l from Samo Pivo Belgrade Serbia.Thank you luttonm for sharing.Pour it dark colour with medium white head.Taste and aroma of sweet caramel, toffee, plum.Perfect balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
christhoel (191) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2014
chocolate, roasty, red, clear, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, Its color appears black, but if you hold it up to the light, it’s a beautiful DEEP red. The beer’s flavor seems to spiral down your throat, spiking nerves as it goes. Curious (er, peculiar) indeed. Breath in deep as you’re taking a sip.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2420) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle at Samo Pivo, Belgrade. Reddish black, pretty tan head. Dark fruit, rich caramel-black malts. Raisins, creamy richness. Some good sweet-bitter balance at end. Fantastic. I just wish I was actually in an English pub while drinking this.


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