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Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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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.


Fatehunter's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1702) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Into a tulip glass. A finger and half of head on a dark brown colored body. The aroma is crushed grain and roasted malt. Nice. The taste is roasted malt, some dark fruit and the mildest bitterness. Complex but not heavy. The texture is crisp with lower carbonation and medium body. A great ale and tasty.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingBenji (1) - - AUG 24, 2015 does not count
lovely after taste, very drinkable! chocolate, caramel, coffee, roasty, alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sccp1910 (68) - BRAZIL - AUG 21, 2015
Aroma agradável, porém sem sobressair muito. Sabor amargo, porém deixando um ótimo paladar!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hikeg (68) - - AUG 21, 2015
Pours clear dark brown with medium frothy head. Aroma is malty, wine, ripe fruit. Flavor is medium malty, light to medium bitter. Short finish, easy to drink.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SangreSani (220) - Głowienka, POLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Pours brown, red reflexes in glass. Short beige head. Malty aroma, not very rich. Some chocolate but not much. Light bitterness, quite sweet. Some fruits in flavor but in the very far back. Light to medium body. Very average beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thellgren (478) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2015
0.5 l bottle from Alko. Dark brown colour minimal head, well, this an English ale. This is not like a dry dark ale or a sweet dark ale, this is something between them. Some old motor oil taste, in a good way. Close to those Belgian dark ales, but not so sweet or spicy. Just easy, and some bitter palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjonesy07 (30) - Huntly, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2015
The bottle poured dark with a small head which didn’t last long. Taste of caramel followed by bitter aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hippoman (171) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
500ml Bottle from Sainsbury’s, New Mills, Derbyshire. Pours very dark with no head of note but is surprisingly light and subtle tasting with plenty of (non-roasty) malts and indeed banana notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DylansDad (456) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 8, 2015
Woody, dark roast, slight touch of coffee, medium bitter, alcohol a little more evident than its ABV would suggest. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoptimusPrimed (106) - SPAIN - JUL 31, 2015
Pours a dark brown colour with no head. Low carbonation and full body. Lots of caramel, chocolate and coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (11093) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2015
Das Bier hat eine klare dunkel rötlichbraune Farbe und eine schöne beige Schaumkrone. Geruch karamellig, leicht schokoladig, dunkle Früchte, trocken. Geschmack schokoladig, Karamell, trocken, schwach hopfig, lecker!


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