Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England


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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (778) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redders1974 (452) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2015
Much like the bottle plum figs great stuff on rap at the railway greenfield

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tbonde (230) - DENMARK - SEP 17, 2015
33cl from tap@Homan in pint glass@approx. 6 degrees C (too cold - got better as it heated up). Pours dark ruby with decent off-white head with sufficient retention. Sweet smell of dark fruit and malt with a slight metallic twinge. Taste of Christmas Cake, though the sweetness is kept well in balance by the malt. Caramel, notes of plums, coriander and brown sugar. Rich, but unfortnately with that slight, metallic edge coming in in the aftertaste. Somewhat watery mouthfeel with pretty high carbonation. Interesting, but not my kind of beer - and if it hadn’t been for the metallic hint, I would have rated higher

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3433) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2015
Cask at The Ship Tavern, deep mahoganey brown with an elegant malt aroma. Smooth nutty, caramel malt flavor without being overly sweet. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zimbo (772) - SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2015
More black than ruby, this is an appetizing looking pint but is let down by a compromising malt and bitter quality that they both cancel each other out resulting in a pretty non deScript core with no joy. This should be much better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkam (322) - POLAND - APR 21, 2015
From tap. Pours dark amber with a creamy head. Aroma of caramel, raisin, malt. Taste is sweet, malty, caramel with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baramba (428) - ITALY - APR 16, 2015
Cask @ Doolin. Dark ruby with thick off-white head. Plums, barley aroma, sweet flavour of malt, caramel, notes of chocolate. Bitter creamy finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
VRobertovich (37) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2015 A dark, dark ruby ale, with a beautiful creamy head. Indulgently thick, with aroma of caramel, chocolate, raisin, and dark fruit; balanced ever so finely with a spruce-like hop, matched equally in the taste. A truly beautiful pint, especially on a country pub on a winter’s night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2142) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
On tap at the Dog and Duck near Edwinstow. Deep Amber colour with a crush white head. Aroma has caramel, fruit, a touch of pice and roasted malt. The taste is sweet with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mighty_meadow (304) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2014
On tap at the Auld Brig in Irvine Dark, intense flavour. Fruits especially raisin. Bit of licorice. Quite a thick mouthful. Delicious to the end. Can’t believe I have resisted trying this until now.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (11858) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2014
Draught. Frothy White good mostly lasting head. Nice red amber colour. MOderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter slightly spicey flavor. Some raisin and Woody notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

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