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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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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.


Brewmaster's rating

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brewmaster (168) - USA - NOV 13, 2002
Light Carbonation with decent head. Nice mouthfeel. Very Solid.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edsspoon (137) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2014
Deep red with a frothy brown head. Aroma of dark fruits, sweet malts and liquorice. Taste of brown sugar, fruit, treacle, caramel, chocolate, hints of coffee and some bitterness. Very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swamp_Thing (27) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Classic. Wheat and caramel on the nose, beautifully balanced fruits and grains with a sweet finish. A standard for the "old" ales.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Supertrev (35) - CHINA - MAR 24, 2014
Sweet aroma and deep mahogany colour. Tastes slightly of banana. Has an alcohol taste similar to a Belgium style beer. Quite a good drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jj0076 (23) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2014
A dark and strong beer yet also very easy to drink. If it wasn't 5.6% this could almost be a good session beer!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomTron (355) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Pours an almost opaque, deep brown with not much head. Dark fruit aromas and some yeasty notes but not too pungent. Loads of dark fruits in the flavor and it does have some slight hop bitterness thrown in. I can see how this is considered a "legendary" beer. It is quite enjoyable, complex and keeps you coming back for more even after all these years(est. 1827). Definitely would recommend.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (5044) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle @ Cockney Pub. Pours very dark amber with a creamy tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, burnt caramel, wood, dark fruit, hint of butter. Flavor is malty, burnt caramel, brown sugar, wood, nuts, little sweet dark fruit, light bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation, dry light bitter finish. 150314

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ricardotorero (34) - - MAR 13, 2014
Very good beer as one beer at home. Reminds me of home and the local brewery (of old)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (356) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 11, 2014
0,5L bottle, BB 31.07.2014. Pours dark red amber with light tan head. The head stays. Aroma is roast, dark fruits, liquor, and malt. Taste is malty, dark chocolate, dark fruits, burnt caramel, hints of alcohol and little bit creamy. Finish is fruity and very slight bitter. Overall: very nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (2927) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 28, 2014
500 ml. bottle. Pours reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of malt and fruit. Taste is sweet malt, fruit, some chocolate, and some vanilla. Don’t know what I was expecting, but this was very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerbaron42 (41) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Full bodied with done acidity to start, lovely lively malt finish which lingers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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