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Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England

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RATINGS: 1377   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.


Kuzo's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kuzo (116) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Pours a dark brown with reddish hue and a thick tan head. Aroma is very welcoming with sweet malt and dark fruits. The taste starts off with light malts and an apple crispiness, then finishes with a slight bitter tartness and sticky aftertaste. Medium bodied, crisp and easy to drink. The apple taste really makes this enjoyable.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlassBrass440 (274) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 23, 2015
Pours a clear, very dark rust colour with faint offwhite head. Aromas of sweet malts, honey, molasses, cherries, and a touch of alcohol. Going by aroma this will be cloyingly sweet... While not completely wrong, it’s much dryer than the aroma leads to believe. Very fruity: cherries, bananas, raspberries. A slight breadyness comes in before returning to dark berries all the way through the long finish. Lightish body with a slick mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (4809) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 12, 2015
500ml bottle. Clear, ruby red glowing mahogany colour with average thick, creamy, fairlly lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Condensed fruity aroma, notes of red berries, cherries, jelly, cautious hints of milk chocolate. Taste is slightly sweet fruity, notes of red berries, cherries, a touch of banana; slightly vinous finish with a mildly dry, woody touch. Super soft palate, light, hovering body. Very gentle and highly sophisticated.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
colui72 (188) - HONG KONG - JUN 5, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2015 A legendary ale. Sweet, fruity, roasted malts and caramel notes. Black appearance with light white head

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
overtheline (66) - 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 (1185) - 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 (203) - 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 (504) - 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 (190) - 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 (497) - 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.


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