Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England


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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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.

bdunhill's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdunhill (255) - 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 canít 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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (4887) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (3336) - 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (1519) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redders1974 (555) - 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 (279) - 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 hadnít 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 (3796) - 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 (834) - 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 (368) - 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 (620) - 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 (39) - 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 winterís night.

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