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Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England

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RATINGS: 1332   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.


hens' rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hens (535) - Tallinn, Estonia, - DEC 5, 2012
0.5l bottle. Smells like old pitch barrel mixed with caramel eggs and milk. Nice brown foam hat. Taste is enjoyable roasted bread mixed with overcooked bitter caramel. Coluld be more thicker finish taste. Finish is little watery. Carbonated very ok. I like this beer.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cuso (4779) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle shared by Miro at Behind The Hills 2014 Autumn Edition. Chestnut brown color with medium off-white head. Caramel malt, chocolate in aroma. Sweet malty taste with coffee, some red fruits. OK.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fajry (708) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
Fľaša. Tmavšia jantárová farba, pena skoro žiadna. Vôňa orieškov, ovocia, a samozrejme sladu. Chuť prázdna, trošku kyselkavá, karamelová.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (1603) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle at Behind The Hills 2014 Autumn Edition. Pours nearly black color, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SperkeleForce (570) - FINLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle 50 CL. Pours dark brown reddish with brown lacing head. Notes of wood, herbs, dark fruits, fruits, caramel, toffee, vinous. Pretty good.

- beerbasher

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sarpa (916) - FINLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle 50cl from Alko. Pours clear dark amber with a small head. Nutty, dark fruits, sweet malts in the aroma. Nuts, hay, fruits in the flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Simmo (15) - - OCT 24, 2014
This ale makes me wish I still lived in England. Fairly strong aroma of malts, biscuit raisin and a hint of banana. Pours a dark earthy red/brown with a thin tan head that sadly dissipates. Feels very smooth in the mouth and has an great taste of malts, caramel, raisin and again a hint of banana. A great ale, I am jealous of everyone who can buy it in the supermarket!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TET (1693) - FINLAND - OCT 23, 2014
A dark brown, slightly reddish beer with a medium and beige head. The nose has nuts, wood, some dark fruits. Taste is balanced, dark fruits, dark bread, dry wood, some roastiness, quite dry. Medium bodied, the great and smooth to drink that is the best part of this beer. Basic beer with nice balance.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
jonno1805 (2) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014 does not count
Such a good value beer, bought in Aldi for Ł1.25 and worth every penny, it’s taste belies it’s strength, smooth and deep red, perhaps the best value ale I’ve had in a while

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hanoi (422) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Stunned to find this was not rated. Nose is malt, slight licorice slight cola. Taste is malt, sweet lactose notes, caramel malt. Nice mouth feel. It’s a good supermarket beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2522) - FINLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown, small tan head. Dark sweet fruits, some faint hints of medicinal herbs in aroma. Ripe garden fruits too with additional notes of ripe and mashed banana. Mild in taste, some burnt toffee sweetness, light bitterness, bit of old hay and hints of ripe fruits in taste. Mild in finish as well, but okay in someway, relaxing and soothing without too much fuzz here. Nice. Minerals and slightly burnt toffee in aftertaste.


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