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Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England

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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
The beer that made Masham famous! A rich, dark, smooth-tasting beer with an unequalled flavour. Brewed using the traditional Fuggle hop, Old Peculier is our best known beer and has a large and enthusiastic following all over Britain and around the world.


ianwelby's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (1042) - - JUN 24, 2013
Dark red beer with a slightly bubbly head and smells of a mix of fruit and malt. The flavour is of fruit (some sort of red berry, perhaps?) and strong, toasty malt which carries through with a touch of hop for a lasting finish.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rodbod (166) - SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2016
From a wooden cask at Glasgow Real Ale Festival. This is such an interesting beer, and very different from what is bottled. The aroma is rich and malty, but also sharp, with a very fine sour note. The taste matches this accurately. Barrel ageing has added so much to the complexity: itís malty and rounded, but also has the sharp tang of secondary fermentation. I suppose the downside of using wooden barrels is their variability. I tried this beer at the Paisley Beer Festival last year and it was very disappointing, whereas this glass was most excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (3267) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2016
Cask at the Black Horse, Brierley Hill. Pours dark reddy brown with a large head. Aroma is sour raisin and caramel. Taste is raisin and caramel with some sour wood.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ngejo (883) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 14, 2016
Tap. Clear, brown, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thellgren (758) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2016
pint @ The Lamb & Flag, Oxford. This has the malty flavour of the bottled version but also something extra. A taste that is hard to explain coming from the live yeast. Just a bit dryness also in a nice way. Quite excellent!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PlantCityJax (50) - Plant City, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2016
Cask. Malty brown beer. Tasted a little "thin" but that may be due to it being from a cask. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjp12 (1362) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2016
Rather sweet malt aroma, which is not really balanced out by the complexity of the flavours.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (5742) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2016
Cask at The Moon Under Water, Wolverhampton. As íTheakston Old Peculierí. Very dark brown with a red hue, creamy off-white head endures and leaves dotted lacing. Aroma is cardboard, molasses and underlay. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is raisin, rum, bread, gluey, varnish, apple peel, spicy finish. Just not my type of thing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (4018) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2016
Via handpump, Cross Keys, Handsworth, Sheffield. One of those Iíd have put money on having already rated. Anyway, in its dimpled mug, itís dark, copper coloured, with an unclean lines haze. Film of sticky, cream coloured head. Nose is fruity and vinous. Hint of chocolate malts. Hint of vanilla. Taste has a vinous, tart streak, with some caramel sweetness on the lips. Itís not in good nick, but itís very drinkable. Iíve had better pints of this, but this is still good, to the tune I might have another...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2015
Cask, half. Railway Tavern. Chelmsford, 23rd December 2015. Opaque. Black. Some white/beige lacing. Blackcurrants, figs and leather on aroma. A bit like Kenís leather jacket! Vintage! Taste is blackcurrants, licorice, leather. vinous almost port-like notes, some cigar ash and cold espresso. A really good old ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redders1974 (845) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2015
Much like the bottle plum figs great stuff on rap at the railway greenfield


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