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Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England

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RATINGS: 1451   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.


DrnkMcDermott's rating

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrnkMcDermott (3003) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle purchased 2009. Figure this has been breathing my cellarís summer warmth and winter chill enough. Deep brown color, but somehow clean, fizzes like a soda pop. Smell of kilned malts, a but of plum, and somehow alcoholic. Nothing off, which is always the risk. First thing that hits the tongue, though, is a very thin mouthfeel. Not that itís a weak beer, but it just seems thereís not enough flavor to go around. Still has some fizz to it, so not like itís a cask pour. Mine had plenty of dregs or yeast at the bottom, which I swirled in, and it picked up the flavor a bit. But this one just left me feeling that for its reputation, it should be better. Maybe a newer bottle will be considered at a future date.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Demonisch (6) - CREWE, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2016 does not count
woody, amber, light sweetness, full body, creamy, bitter. Long drink that is smooth

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itstasty (47) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2016
For bottled beer this is very good. Loose deep beige head over a dark body. In the mouth the beer is not thin but not heavy either. Fruity initially with sweetness then burnt caramel coming through, light bitter finish. Medium lasting length of flavour.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wischylini (256) - Grimstad, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2016
Appearance Pours a clear dark mahogany, with a small tan head
Aroma Roast coffee, nuts, malt, caramel, leather, dried fruits
Taste Sweet, with a distinct bitterness that keeps the ale balanced
Palate Medium body, low carbonation

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (4051) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2016
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of hazelnut, caramel, toffee. Taste is sweet and roasty with a mild bitter finish. Light to medium bodied and smooth with a soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bonev (264) - POLAND - AUG 24, 2016
Piwo klarowne w kolorze czarnym z niezbyt obfita gubopecharzykowa piana. W aromacie lekka kawa i sliwki suszone. W smaku palony karmel, rodzynki i troche nut drewnianych. Wysycenie i goryczka na dosc niskim poziomie. Spodziewalem sie wiecej doznan jak na ten styl.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomBitter (13) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2016
Pours a lovely dark shade with a hint of red. Aroma I struggled to find anything except a vague whiff of coffee, taste however was very pleasant, strong malty yet sweet flavours combining perfectly together leaving a lovely bitter aftertaste, lots of great roasted flavours involved, a good buy!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NallePalle (509) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle, 50 cl, Au comptoir de la biŤre, Callian (83). Overall very nice ale: smooth yet convincing. Pleasant mouthfeel, mild bitter finish. To me, ABV should not be higher: well balanced in all respects.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AWS9 (634) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2016
Bottle. Pouts dark nut brown, with slight lacing. Hint of roast coffee, banana notes, licorice, peach. Interesting fruity notes for such a malty character too! Sweet, bready finish - perhaps a touch thin. Really nice ale!

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skarecrow (221) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 11, 2016
500ml bottle BB 28/2/2017 Sweet spicy aroma. Pours dark brown with cream head. Mild bitterness with minor residual malty aftertaste but thatís about it. I was expecting a lot more body and but what i got was a very thin finish. Disappointing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YantarCoast (940) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUL 10, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours dark brown-black with a medium-sized beige head. Aroma is plums, nuts, raisins. Taste is malt, caramel, dark fruits, nuts.


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