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Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England

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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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.


bdunhill's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdunhill (239) - Brussels, - OCT 24, 2012
With a nutty wine like aroma and an amber red color with a perfect white and frothy head this Strong English Ale has so many unique attributes that you can’t even define it. The taste is smooth to the tongue like a dry wine and yet has an abrupt palate that leaves you craving for more. It is simple but yet complementary to most any meal that you could imagine. Its an ale that the English should be proud of and make more of!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (2131) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2014
On cask at the Grosvenor. Appearance - dark chestnut with a red chink. Nose - spice and raisins. Taste - apples raisins and some sweet spices. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long elegant finish. Overall - superb ale. Perfect balance.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (638) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Cask in the Dacre Arms, Bransburton. Mahogany with a tan head. I’ve always enjoyed a pint of Old Peculier and it certainly didn’t disappoint this time around. Richg with notes of fruit cake, caramel, roast malts, coffee and toffee. Lovely and drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Cask - Dark brown with Reddish tinge. Malty (lightly roasted malts, caramel, milk chocolate). Quite fruity (berries & dark fruits). Sweetish. Good malt/hop balance. Fruity malty finish. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjsint (502) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
Cask @ George Hotel, Hull. Very dark brown, lively with massive head. Liquorice and dark fruit dominate the aroma. A sweet beer, only mildly tempered in the taste with a bitter edge in the finish and aftertaste. A great beer with many imitators but few challengers.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StueyD (1070) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2014
A dark dark brown coloured beer with reddish tints and a weak off white head. A roasted malt aroma, meaty and nutty, vinous with lots of dark fruit. Dry mouthfeel. A dry roasted malt taste, Marmite meatiness and nutty, with a vinous dark fruit flavour that also brings forward a hint of liquorice. Towards the end is a grassy, hop flavour that refreshes the heavy malt domination.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (4874) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2014
Cask at The Flying Horse, Gatwick. Pours dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of malts, caramel wood and red berries. Smooth and flat mouthfeel. Taste is light sweet dark red berries, lingering berries, ok, but flat as a pancake.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
anfractuosity (79) - - DEC 23, 2013
Absolutely fantastic, bought one of their wooden casks of Old Peculier for Christmas - I’d highly recommend. You can taste the vanilla from the wood!

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
s_hartshorne (649) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Cask elephant and castle wakeield. A great dark ruby colour good light tan head great lacing. Aroma is sweet malts and dark fruits. Taste is same as aroma with a great bitter finish. Brill thick body. A very very good pint.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5331) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2013
Cockney Pub, Aarhus, Dk. Cask, 191213. Brown with beige head. Aroma of malt and fruit. Flavor of caramel, berries and hop bitterness

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DroolYeast (105) - Odder, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2013
Mild sweet malty aroma. Pours dark brown with red notes. Nice thick foamy head. Lovely mild and creamy! Mild bitterness and a little sweet. Very little metallic.


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