Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 1438   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 Peculierís fermentation process.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kapusil (1091) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 23, 2016
0.5l bottle. Dark ruby body, light brown head. Aroma of caramel, toast, dates and reisins. Taste of caramel, toast, reisins, plums and floral hops. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hauxe (311) - Butzbach, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2016
Rated from old notes. Pours frothy and creamy into the glass. Lightly carbonated. Distinctive sweet caramel taste with a hint of nuts. Well balanced. A good, hearty English ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LazyPyro (436) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2016
500ml bottle. First "Old Ale" for me. Clear and very dark brown colour, frothy tan head. Dark fruity, malty aroma and flavour, caramel, some sweetness too, very lightly roasted. Quite a smooth finish. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nofearhatmatt (48) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2016
Very dark amber in colour. Tastes nice and malty, but light and drinkable, had with a roast chicken but would go better with grilled meat like steak or burgers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Spiceboy (10) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2015
I had this several years ago, but still remember it as easily a Top 5 of All-time. Just wish I could find it again as itís been MIA(Missing-in-Action) in the Mid-Atlantic region(USA). Will keep it #5 on my list until I can try it again to compare to the other (4) on my list;)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (3858) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2015
500ml bottle from my local Asda. Pours deep ruby brown with good frothy tan head. Aroma is toffee fudge. Taste is smooth toffee and cocoa, fruitiness comes on the finish with faint banana. Tangy bittersweet finish. Good classic Old Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (6666) - 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 (95) - 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 (210) - 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.

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