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Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England

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RATINGS: 1377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38685) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt. Flavour is sweet caramel, malt and some dry fruit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (34875) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours deep hazzlenut brown with a minor orange glare and a small creamy light tan head. Fruity, malty and light metallic aroma. Smooth roasted malty and slight breadish flavoured. Light fruity note too. Medium sweet. Lingering caramel malt onto the back of the tongue leading into a smooth caramel and roasted malt finish with a subdued sweetness. Light roasted acidity into the far finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (30256) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2015 Bottled. A very dark red beer with a thin beige. It has a slight fruity aroma. The flavor is sweet with notes of fruits, berries, and malt, leading to a lightly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Very dark - close to black - with a fairly small, off-white head. Considering all the stuff they put into this(several malts, corn, wheat, 3 different hops, different sugars) it’s fairly light-bodied. Some smoked notes do stand out amongst the roasted, malty, slightly coffeeish flavours. Very drinkable - a pleasure. 170701

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (23370) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle at Ølfestival 2013. Clear red-brown coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and bread. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and bread. Sweet finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2007
Bottled (thanks cgarvieuk!). Deep copper colour, mediumsized creamy brown head. Aroma is caramel, wood, some slight hints of spices and mild roast. Flavour is caramel malts, and some mild roast. Also chocolate, spices fruits and some grassy hops. Very pleasant.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (20931) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2002
Chestnut brown with rich head. Fruity aroma. Malty, slight toffee aroma, complex. Rather low bitterness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cgarvieuk (17019) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2007
Deep red brown, with a touch of malt in aroma, smooth creamy chocolaty with littlebitter linger

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2003
Beautiful ruby color, generous head. Some malt character, caramel and light liquorice in the aroma and taste. Often over extimated.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (15641) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Reddish brown color, thin white head. Aroma of pine and nuts. Flavors of malt with some dark fruit in the background. Very nice.


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