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Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England

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RATINGS: 1296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


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 didn’t think this was a bad beer (just as I don’t have a bad feeling about androgyny), I just feel the ratings are excessively pleasant. Try drinking it a little warm, it helps the taste.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenOver (52) - SLOVENIA - JUL 23, 2014
Pours dark bronze with little head. Smell is gently hoppy, mostly the smell od yeast. Taste is moderately carbonated-sour, with a slight hoppy finish, sour aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (2907) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Old Beefeater Inn, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, caramel, fruit.
Body: Medium body, lively carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, caramel, nuts, spices, dark fruit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maarten1993 (272) - - JUN 28, 2014
Drank with Rik, Tijs and Thierry in Malden while watching football. Okay beer noy great. Dark. Slight licorice taste. Not that much taste and a bit watery. However, the mouthfeel and aftertaste are quite full.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kpoterlo (4) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014 does not count
Pours clear dark brown red .Ribe notes with mild bitter finish. Low carbonated.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lele (88) - ITALY - JUN 23, 2014
Aspetto: rosso molto scuro, limpido. Schiuma densa e abbastanza persistente con sfumature marroni e rosate. Aroma: vinoso, ma anche di "stanza impolverata" (difetto della bottiglia?). Al gusto si percepisce un corpo abbastanza equilibrato. I primi accenni sono di fruttato e torrefatto. Dopodiché si sprigiona un interessante gusto vinoso (quasi da vino liquoroso) per poi finire con un amaro assolutamente non invadente. Birra davvero molto buona, assolutamente da provare (se non altro per la sua storia). L’ho trovata un po’ troppo acquosa per i miei gusti e l’aroma non mi ha convinto molto (ripeto...non so se era un difetto della bottiglia). Ma ciò non toglie che ci troviamo di fronte ad una birra di grande qualità

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (620) - CROATIA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle, 500 ml in London, UK. Dark brown with beige head. Malty caramel aroma and flavor. Sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
coranc (18) - IRELAND - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle. A clear dark red-brown. Off white head that disappeared. Great aroma - roasted malt, fruits, spices. Medium carbonation. Certainly different and one to sample.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Burgers (272) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Dark, clear red with a persistent beige head. Aromas of roasted malts and dried fruit. Taste initially sour with later sweet balance. Little carbonation. Finish malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (432) - SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Pours a very dark, clear red with a frothy beige head. Smells of malt and sour fruit. The initial flavour is the sour fruit with the malt and hops coming through more slowly It’s surprisingly air, with a lighter side showing in the aftertaste and hints of banana.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jerd16 (185) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2014
Pours maroon with 1-finger tan head. Aroma is bread, banana, some plum. Some dunkel similarities. Medium-full body makes for more of a sipper. A little light in the finish and in ’real-ale’ bitterness. Molasses, more plum and a hint of liquorice in the flavor. Some metallic, earthy notes (fuggles, no doubt) accompany the caramel malt in the finish and are a little unpleasant. Well balanced and good fundamentals. Needs to be a bit more bold in presence, however, considering its lack of depth.


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