Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England


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RATINGS: 1431   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.

PullMeABeer's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Bottle. Pours a lavishly clear and dark reddish brown/brick hue. A creamy light tan head sits atop and clings to the glass as it descends. Aroma is subtly fruity and sweet with a sour alcohol note. Slight metallic aroma (import) like a grip of old coins. Muddy toffee notes open to the nose as the ale warms. An old earthy dustiness rounds out this beer. The flavor is bighty on the palate. Hints of vanilla and caramel dominate the middle. Finishes somewhat bitter, and mildly alcoholic, with lingering pleasant sour pear and grape nuts. Light/medium moutfeel. "Uncle B’s, A little rusty and dusty."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (2338) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2016
Cola bruin bier met een goede gebroken witte schuim kraag. Ruikt caramel, zoetig, mout. Smaakt bitter, caramel of honing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bosbouw (2463) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2016
Cola kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig. Smaakt zoetig, mout. Beetje flauw.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hansvf (563) - - APR 29, 2016
Cola achtig donker. Prima schuim. Ruikt erg moutig, beetje koffie. Smaakt gebrand, verbrand eigenlijk. Ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oliodnb (634) - ITALY - APR 7, 2016
50cl bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with one finger of creamy light beige head. Aroma is sweetish with dark fruits, berries, some vinous notes, light nuttiness. Taste is similar, less sweet and with some roasted malts, nice fruitiness again. Medium body, light carbonation, light final vegetal bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phfyysik (384) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 2, 2016
Pours dark red with light beige head. Aroma is sweet, liqueur, raisin, strong caramel, some dust, old furniture. Taste is following, some rum, sweetness and crispy bread notes. Rather low carbonisation. Very good beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uckelman (538) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2016
Pours clear dark brown, lots of tan head. Aroma is musty, winey. Medium body. Flavors of rasins, overripe banana, port. I can see why people would like this. It’s not for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sarauckelman (358) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2016
Dark brown with minimal head. Minimal, slightly musty aroma. Rich full body with malt, banana, and port notes. Slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRenter76 (647) - Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Originally rated on 7/2/08. Well whoever named this one certainly hit the nail on the head. It poured a dark amber hued body with a thin tan head, fair amount of lacing left. The flavor is a combo of oak, molasses, toasted nuts, and fruit, it is sweet going down but there is a touch of bitterness. A very peculiar beer indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabuzzer (461) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2016
500ml bottle at home. Dark reddish colour with a good tan coloured head. Malty, slightly fruity aroma, malty flavour with soft fruity hints, and a pleasingly bitter finish. Excellent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Echon (261) - Århus, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2016
Velvet smooth malty flavour, with a bitter finish. A tasty and very drinkable old ale.

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