Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 1432   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (6441) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2015

Dark red brown color with a small tan head. Dried fruit and caramel in the aroma. Medium + body and an ok carbonation. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. A bit oily texture. Fruity, toffee and malty flavor. Ok evening sipper with some cheese.
[Bottle from Systembolaget in Sweden]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LED40 (93) - SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2015
500 ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin off white head and faint aromas of hops. The taste is very interesting; with dark fruit, malt, hops, caramel and citrus. Carbonation is medium to high, body is medium and a sour taste is left lingering after the swallow. Overall, worth trying and I would buy again but quite heavy going.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewtalita (174) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 10, 2015
Dark brown, ruby spark in the light. Thick and stable beige head. Aroma dark malt, caramel, roastiness, red wine and lemon zest. Palate smooth and balanced. Taste lively fruity, bit of chocolate and prunes. Finish dry and hoppy. Quite good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sdcourtney (56) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2015
330ml bottle in Derby. I love this beer. Nice malt character - mild caramel and light roast. Definite english fruity ale character. Finsihes dry with a nice slight bitter end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickel (916) - - OCT 27, 2015
Aroma: malt, fruits, caramel Taste: caramel and malt. Some banana notes Bittersweet aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Halfling_4132 (58) - Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2015
Aromas- Mild, fruity, Appearance- blackcurrant red, brown foam, Taste-Malty, Palate- medium/heavy smooth. Overall- A little to heavy for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lokis333 (277) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - OCT 18, 2015
Deep dark chestnut color almost balck with brown foam. Aroma, malty, dark, bread, weak. Palete, Medium/heavy, full body beer with smooth, dark finish. Taste mainly of malt, roasted malt and nothing else much to it. Overall, nice heavy but easy going beer that is very enjoyable and simple but good, definatly worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drmet (684) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2015
L: -pours a clear dark brown with copper tinges and a medium to big,frothy,cream-coloured head -low carbonation visible S: -earthy,caramel,chocolate,plums,toffe to medium carbonation -light, slightly watery body O: Pretty good Old ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankZappa7 (393) - GERMANY - OCT 12, 2015
Oct-12-2015-bottle clear brown body, beige head, caramel, molaases, prune,full body, creamy texture, average carbonation - well balanced

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kingi (593) - - SEP 28, 2015
Aroma is similar to lager hops. Mahogany colour with nice head. Taste is light bitterness and light sweetness.medium body soft carbonation. Finish is medium sweetness and medium dryness. A nice beer and easy to drink, but could use a bit more depth.

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