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Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 1383   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 (1647) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (10462) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heyden (108) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 16, 2015
A little bit oaky and tannin, a little bit roasty malt and a little bit boozy. I feel this needed a little bit more of everything to blow me away! But as it is, its tasty well made and enjoyable. Better as it warms up. A good one to stock in the fridge for a bit of comfort

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pdubyah (518) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 16, 2015
It’s a classic beer that stand up to any test of taste. It looks good sits well and drinks like and old school charm Loved it

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fellebag (1136) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle 50cl. Small light brown layer diminishing. Very dark clear red brown color. Medium to heavy body. Aroma is caramel, wood, oak, sugar, syrup. Taste is sweet with traditional caramel candy signature.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baaj (13) - DENMARK - JUL 10, 2015
Dark redbrown and with malty/fruity aroma Malty taste medium bitter - dried fruit Pleasant malty and light bitter after taste

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
kjoannak (29) - - JUL 6, 2015
Very good dark and rich :) supports old peculier crime writting festival :) there is always story on the etiquette :)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlassBrass440 (289) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 23, 2015
Pours a clear, very dark rust colour with faint offwhite head. Aromas of sweet malts, honey, molasses, cherries, and a touch of alcohol. Going by aroma this will be cloyingly sweet... While not completely wrong, it’s much dryer than the aroma leads to believe. Very fruity: cherries, bananas, raspberries. A slight breadyness comes in before returning to dark berries all the way through the long finish. Lightish body with a slick mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (4911) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 12, 2015
500ml bottle. Clear, ruby red glowing mahogany colour with average thick, creamy, fairlly lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Condensed fruity aroma, notes of red berries, cherries, jelly, cautious hints of milk chocolate. Taste is slightly sweet fruity, notes of red berries, cherries, a touch of banana; slightly vinous finish with a mildly dry, woody touch. Super soft palate, light, hovering body. Very gentle and highly sophisticated.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
colui72 (254) - HONG KONG - JUN 5, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2015 A legendary ale. Sweet, fruity, roasted malts and caramel notes. Black appearance with light white head

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
overtheline (84) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2015
An old favourite. 500ml bottle pours a clear, deep, red brown with a good beige head. Sweet malt nose, slightly metallic, banana note and vegetable note. Taste, roasted malts a bit of coffee, banana follows through to the taste along with some dark fruits and some nuttiness. Bit of bitterness to finish. More carbonation than I had remembered and a nice rounded medium body. It’s still good.


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