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Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England

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RATINGS: 1471   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Bottle: Filtered.
Abv reduced from 5.7 to 5.6 in 2010.

"The Legend". Brewed using a generous blend of finest pale, crystal and roasted barley malts, along with the majestic Fuggle hop, to create a wonderful, full-bodied flavour with subtle banana, cherry and rich fruit overtones.

A peculier tale:
Theakston’s most famous ale takes its name from the seal of the Peculier Court of Masham, which was granted back in the 12th century. It was the custom at the time for the church to administer the law, but this proved too arduous a task for the then Archbishop, who was based in York. So, with due archiepiscopal aplomb, he set up the independent Peculier Court, headed up by the Peculier of Masham.

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3.6
MattMex (32) - ITALY - SEP 30, 2018
Birra bevuta in bottiglia. Come le classiche inglesi, dotata di poca carbonazione, che la rende bevibile velocemente. Schiuma poco persistente ed aromi di malti pale abbastanza presenti. Luppolatura poco..."appariscente"(ma così credo debba essere). Discreta bevuta

2.9
Blastomorpha (377) - - SEP 22, 2018
Bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black, with a one finger thick tan head. Very weak malty aroma. Taste is bittersweet leaning more on a sweet malty side. Nice creamy mouthfeel, medium to full body. Almost a porter, not bad.

3.2
Gaelic (226) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2018
Brown coloured. Tast of caramel and some dark fruit. Small bitter, drinkable.

3.2
elosop (616) - SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2018
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2018 Mörkröd med fint beige skum. Doftar sött, lite bränd kola. Smaken fyllig, söt, lite bränd maltkola. Eftersmaken hyggligt lång med sötma och liten beska.

3.7
Flag08 (314) - - JUL 10, 2018
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2018 Bottle, 500 ml. Very dark brown colour, light brown, small bubbly, well structured, tough foam. It doesn't go away, stays until u drink this beautiful ale. Aromas of sweet coffee, light chocolate notes, faint caramel in the background. Good anfmd rich palate, sweet beginning, bitter end, well balanced, medium+ aftertaste. One English guy suggested me to try it. What a nice suggestion!

3.2
acemilan (706) - Wroclaw, POLAND - JUN 16, 2018
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2018 Piwo o barwie wpadajacej w czern. Aromat srednio intenesywny slodowy. Smak slodowy. Dosc plytki. Takie piwo ze nie wiem czy chcialbym je powtorzyc.

3.4
DraftTun9 (20) - Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2018
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2018 Lively beer. Large beige head. Deep chestnut brown in colour. Roasted malts. Very slight egg. Fruity sweetness. Bitter aftertaste. Nice alcoholic buzz. Decent but quite dear.

3.5
Mad Dog Martin (476) - - MAY 28, 2018
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2018 Bottle from Marc Finch - cheers Marc! Very dark brown, cloudy with a foamy beige head. Malty, yeasty aroma. Now, I used to drink this stuff on draught at The Kings Head on Harrow Hill back in the 80s. We called it Old Sticky and I remember it as a strong ale. So imagine my disappointment- this is bland, hardly legendary! Maybe it’s changed, certainly I’ve changed, maybe beer has moved on? Some unplaceable, non-fruity sweetness that increases as you drink it and a very thin mouthfeel.

4
bobblackcoffee (72) - - MAY 1, 2018
A proper beer! Down with the American imperialist hoppy craft beers! Down with the manicured facial fluff of the idiot generation. Down with the exorbitant pricing! Down I say to the Rise of the Idiots. Nathan Barley; fuck yourself. Long live this proper Yorkshire pint. Long live free-growing facial hair on display in non-generic, non-identikit public houses. Long live pickled eggs and muddled political conversation in dark corners! Say yes to ale.

3.4
cormac (46) - - APR 30, 2018
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2018 Dark red body with a thin beige head. Woody and slighyly fruity aroma. Decent body. Flavour is caramel with notes of dry fruits, roasted malt, berries and bread. Some hints of grassy hops. Light and slightly bitter finish. Complex enough to make it a fine strout.


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