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Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England

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RATINGS: 1448   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 Peculier’s fermentation process.


SecretSquirrel's rating

3.9
   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (3951) - 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 (232) - 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 (490) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle, 50 cl, Au comptoir de la bière, 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 (631) - 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 (165) - 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 that’s 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 (912) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ipabr (137) - Somerset, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2016
This beer really reminds me of westmalle’s trappist dubble. Some metallic taste in here but otherwise quite good, or not bad, perhaps somewhere between.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kustie (843) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown almost black color with red tinge. Aroma has malt, caramel, raisins. Taste is malty sweet with quite long just a little bitter quite dry finish. Caramel, malt, wood, raisins and some alcohol warmth too. Nice one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1365) - DENMARK - JUN 30, 2016
Et fint skum, der som tidligere anmeldelse kunne minde lidt om hvidt-øl. Middel humlet.


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