Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England


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RATINGS: 1274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29687) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2003
[Cask at Cockney Pub in Århus] A very dark red beer with no head. It has a slight fruity aroma. The flavor is flat (cask), fruity, with berry flavors, flavors from a good maltblend wich gives it a nice sweetness. It's only slightly bitter. Really a nice beer - I had to have it twice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25094) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20004) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (19656) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (18957) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2002
Chestnut brown with rich head. Fruity aroma. Malty, slight toffee aroma, complex. Rather low bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (13533) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2008
Bottle. Small head with short duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are malt, alcohol, grapes, raisins and notes of anis.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 14, 2010
Bottle @ London. Thanks a lot Sønder. Pours deep amber brown with a small creamy lasting head and lacings. Very handsome. Nose & taste is dark fruit, chocolate and caramel. Flavor is smooth and has a great vinousness. Full bodied. Very pleasant and tasty.

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