Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England


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RATINGS: 1457   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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.

SecretSquirrel's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SecretSquirrel (20) - Sheffield, - JUL 7, 2003
Good solid ale. Slightly less complex than Riggwelter and goes down quicker than the strength and appearance would first have you believe. Best served at room temperature but at the risk of being shot down as a beer-heathen, it quenches the thirst well slightly chilled (NOT cold!)too

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minihame2 (493) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2016
Clear, black/mahogany colour with no head. Very mild aroma with a bit of malts. Slightly bitter taste, malty, nice finish. Soft mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Itís simple but pretty good overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
meldorf75 (31) - - OCT 8, 2016
W aromacie suszone sliwki I troche palony slud. Piana mala gruby pechezykowa szybko znika. W aku czuc palony slud I slodycz. Generalnie fajne piwko..

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andriesradu (682) - ROMANIA - OCT 8, 2016
Pours dark brown with a tiny head. Dark malt, wet bread, some dark fruits. Moderate bitterness, quite similar to aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FCox143 (32) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Aroma: dark fruit with boozy smell. Appearance: very dark ruby colour with foamy head. Taste: very compacted flavours, with fruit and spice overtones.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cokemonkey11 (537) - - OCT 5, 2016
Pours black with a medium tan head subsiding average. Scent is light Porter yeast and fairly plain. Taste is medium dense Porter yeast and some light flavors of unusual character but mostly on the undesirable scale: caramelized sugar, mold, sour. Good anyway purely due to combination of flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dutchbeerpages (2294) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2016
I get mostly cherry and cinnamon flavors, fits well on this fall day. Amazingrange of little flavors for such a simple beer, by whichI mean no extra ingredients. Bottle, gift from uckelman

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itstasty (49) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wischylini (265) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (4104) - 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.

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