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Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England

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RATINGS: 1392   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kalervo (867) - FINLAND - MAR 18, 2015
Jannella 3/2015. Decent British ale, sweet vinous feeling with balanced aftertaste.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Vighals (2071) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2015
rødbrun klar med fingerhøyt beige skum. Lukter skog og noe bær. Søt smak, brunt sukker. Kort søtlig, lite kullsyre. Lillestrøm ølfestival - Klimt

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (6779) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours reddish brown, nose is caramel, toffee, nutty, taste is similar, fruity.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mjp12 (824) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Still a pretty unique tasting beer, although in a bottle, it seems to be quite highly carbonated.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dermi (788) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2015
50 cl, bottled. Pours clear dark ruby with a nice beige head. Aroma: Taste: Sweet, some bitterness. Salmiakki. Malty, some roasted flavours. Palate: Medium body. Alcohol, spices. Ok,cannot say I like it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zimbo (766) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBlueSky93 (503) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mapinguarify (9) - SERBIA - FEB 4, 2015 does not count
Caramel aroma, minimal bitterness. Dry finished. Well ballanced. Nice beer after all.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (5644) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hank37 (188) - 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.


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