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Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England

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RATINGS: 1299   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.


VinegarStroke's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VinegarStroke (267) - Napa, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle (50cl): Dark brown, clear, creamy tan head. Creamy roasted malt. Dense with green fruit. Coffee and ash. Curious with layers. Lots of fruit. Subtle hops. Moderately sweet with medium bitterness balance by the sweetness and weight. Fresh but not sour. Medium to full bodied. Good length. Creamy. Balanced. Nice beer.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (931) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Aroma: bread and caramel malts. Appearance: clear dark brown, medium frothy beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate:sweets intensify, caramel, molasses, grain, cereals, light bitters towards the average-long finish. Overall: great Old Ale, fantastic aroma and palate, nice sweets, rich and intense - what a find at Sainsbury’s. Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Pimlico.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JacopoDeola (8) - - JUL 29, 2014 does not count
50 cl bottle at home. Dark color with fine persistent amber head. Fresh hoppy aroma with a little chocolate. Coffee taste. Bitter final. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (146) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
500ml bottle at home 27/7/14. Pours dark red-brown with a beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, bread and raisins. Sweet fruity finish.

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 (2937) - 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 (274) - - 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 (90) - 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 (627) - 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.


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