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Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England

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RATINGS: 1374   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.


Panzerfaust's rating

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzerfaust (578) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, - JUL 25, 2012
500 ml bottle from Whole Foods Market SoMa, San Francisco, CA. Pours a beautiful reddish-brown color with a big off-white pinkish fluffy head that lingers. Aroma is intensely malty, nutty and complex overall. It has notes of chestnuts, hazelnuts, caramel, cake, raisins, prunes and chocolate cookies. Really outstanding! Taste is a little restrained compared to the aroma aiming at drinkability and subtlety. Bittersweet with hints of cookies, nuts, wood and fruity touches of blueberries and figs. Multi layered and interesting but subtle. Medium to big body, smooth and pretty thick. Finish is a little laid down and dissipates quickly but returns through retronasal. A great english beer.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
overtheline (46) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2015
An old favourite. 500ml bottle pours a clear, deep, red brown with a good beige head. Sweet malt nose, slightly metallic, banana note and vegetable note. Taste, roasted malts a bit of coffee, banana follows through to the taste along with some dark fruits and some nuttiness. Bit of bitterness to finish. More carbonation than I had remembered and a nice rounded medium body. It’s still good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (1166) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 17, 2015
BOTTLE 50 CL from Grumbo. Dark ruby-pinkish, beige creamy head. Rich fruity aroma with notes of dried cherry and cherry liqueur, dark caramel, malts, and herbal hops. The taste is similar, with a smooth velvety mouthfeel. Great brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nordic (145) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 15, 2015
Dark color. Well balanced. Bready taste, caramel notes. Bitter. Enjoyable ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PeatyPete (485) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2015
Amber with a off-white head . Sweet malty aroma. Tast is sweet liquorice with no bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sandog_au (37) - Gladstone, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2015
Nice dark pour with a thin off white foam. Aromas of dark fruits and malt. Strong malt flavour, slightly fruity with hints of chocolate and caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fisler (160) - GERMANY - APR 24, 2015
Herrlich dunkelbraun im Glas, 1cm fluffiger Schaum. In der Nase malzig, Karamell, im Trunk leichte süße, schöne Malznoten, Toffee, im Abgang ganz leicht bitter. Sehr rund, bekömmlich, süffig.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuszek (393) - Gdynia, POLAND - APR 16, 2015
Pours ruby brown, medium beige head, nice lacing. Fruits, caramel, coffee and roasted malt in aroma. Taste is fruity, sweet but medium dry, with nice bitter finish. Decent brew.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Giochaurand (159) - FINLAND - APR 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark ruby with low head. Aroma is roasted barley, caramelised sugar and bananas. Taste is caramelised suggar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redders1974 (232) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2015
A beer to be sipped not guzzled pours golden brown with large quickly reducing but not disappearing head tastes of bread bananas and raisens very nice beer and true to its word peculiar almost has a hint of Belgium abbey ale would love them to produce a stronger version at around 8% abv

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinte (399) - Udine, ITALY - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle 0.5L. Dark brown body with average, frothy, tan head, mostly lasting with some lacing. Moderate malty (caramel, toasted) and light-to-moderate hoppy (herbal) aroma with notes of nuts and light licorice. Moderate sweet flavour with light-to-moderate bitter character; some vinous feeling. Medium body with oily texture; soft carbonation.


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