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Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England

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RATINGS: 1434   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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 Peculierís fermentation process.


Ayumbomb's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Definitely peculiar, but not necessarily a good peculiar, like that time you said something your girlfriend normally gets pissy about, but yet it seems to make no rift in the conversation. But instead, the peculiar is more a Is that a guy or a girl? kind of peculiar. I didnít think this was a bad beer (just as I donít have a bad feeling about androgyny), I just feel the ratings are excessively pleasant. Try drinking it a little warm, it helps the taste.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (3209) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 19, 2016
500ml bottle, a sole remainder. Relaxed dark remnant of an Old World brewing culture steeped in bitters and ESBs. Lighter translucent ruby-mahogany pour, lovely short organically dented beige foam. Wet oaky damps of roasted nuts, polished furniture, something fresh dark and organic with mild baked banana peeking at the horizon. Love the old, de-sugared leathery mouthfeel, delivering a host of natural organic flavours with mature ease to the taste buds: liquorice stick, honey, oak, woodsy bitters, twigs, shades of barley, faint baked banana. Very engaging and likeable for what is basically a British Dunkel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nurmis (213) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with small tanned head. Aroma of roasted malts, musty fruits and molasses. Medium to heavy sweetness, light bitterness. Full bodied and really nicely balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
I_LUV_BEER (78) - - MAY 1, 2016
Served in a snifter from a 500ml bottle. Pours dark ruby-brown with a medium light tan head. Aroma is of dark fruit, molasses, bread, malts with a faint hint of alcohol. The taste follows the nose very closely with dark fruit, malt, caramel and bready notes. Medium body with medium carbonation, nicely balanced bitter-sweet finish. Very nice old ale!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (2379) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2016
Cola bruin bier met een goede gebroken witte schuim kraag. Ruikt caramel, zoetig, mout. Smaakt bitter, caramel of honing.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bosbouw (2506) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2016
Cola kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig. Smaakt zoetig, mout. Beetje flauw.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hansvf (581) - - APR 29, 2016
Cola achtig donker. Prima schuim. Ruikt erg moutig, beetje koffie. Smaakt gebrand, verbrand eigenlijk. Ok

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oliodnb (634) - ITALY - APR 7, 2016
50cl bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with one finger of creamy light beige head. Aroma is sweetish with dark fruits, berries, some vinous notes, light nuttiness. Taste is similar, less sweet and with some roasted malts, nice fruitiness again. Medium body, light carbonation, light final vegetal bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phfyysik (441) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 2, 2016
Pours dark red with light beige head. Aroma is sweet, liqueur, raisin, strong caramel, some dust, old furniture. Taste is following, some rum, sweetness and crispy bread notes. Rather low carbonisation. Very good beer!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uckelman (547) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2016
Pours clear dark brown, lots of tan head. Aroma is musty, winey. Medium body. Flavors of rasins, overripe banana, port. I can see why people would like this. Itís not for me.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sarauckelman (364) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2016
Dark brown with minimal head. Minimal, slightly musty aroma. Rich full body with malt, banana, and port notes. Slightly bitter finish.


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