Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England


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RATINGS: 1467   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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Flag08 (225) - - 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!

acemilan (568) - 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.

DraftTun9 (16) - 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.

Mad Dog Martin (367) - - 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.

bobblackcoffee (71) - - 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.

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.

Bamsen78 (6012) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 7, 2018
Bottle @ Fox & Houndd, Sønderborg. Pours clear dark ruby / copper brown with stable light tan head. Clear aroma of malt and yeast, with some notes of hops. Bitter, hoppy flavour with notes of malt, caramel and yeast. Bitterish and estery aftertaste. A reasonable Old Ale.

z87 (986) - Frydek-Mistek, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 13, 2018
Prakticky tady přidávám tento komentář, jen aby tady něco bylo, protože zpětně dopisuji 900 piv z mého seznamu a asi bych se musel u toho zbláznit.

dchad56 (677) - - MAR 2, 2018
Bottle - dark, with red tinge and decent tan head. Decent fruity berry aroma. Ting on tongue and in mouth. Different tasting - berries with strong aftertaste.

leravel (14) - - FEB 23, 2018
From Morrison, Feel quite strong alcohol 모리슨에서 구매, 소맥맛나는 맥주. 뒷맛이 깔끔하다! 바디감은 가벼운 편

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