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Brewed by Ringwood (Marston's)
Style: Extra Special Bitter (ESB)
Ringwood, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 350   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Originally 5.6%, changed July 2013
Challenger, Goldings and Progress hops.
First brewed 1979.
*** AMERICANS PLEASE NOTE ***
Old Thumper is brewed in America by Shipyard.

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3.6
NotABeerFan (108) - GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2019 Nice Amber ale, very fruity, almost sweet, malty with toffee and a lovely color. One of the better guest ales at the Spoons recently.

2.5
12pence (13) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2019 0.5cl bottle. Pours deep golden brown. Aroma and taste malty. Medium bitterness. Lingering aftertaste of malt.

3.7
NeverBinge (325) - Cologne, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2018
Clear brown ale with a deepish malty bouquet - sweet (toffee) and discreetly fruity (apple). Nice, solid bitterness that carries over into a strong finish with a neat dry edge. Pretty impressive! There‘s even a hint of aniseed in there somewhere - but it‘s very elusive.

3.4
panda_brewmaster (597) - Bournemouth, Dorset, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2018
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2018 Pours brown with small head. Aroma is malty and nuty. Taste is bitter and malty.

3.2
jooilakon (701) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2018
Bottle from Liz/Larry. Pours amber body with slight haze and a white head. Bitter with citrus, fruitiness, caramel. Not bad.

3.6
artyom (1471) - Osijek, CROATIA - FEB 27, 2018
0.5l bottle. Dark golden color with white head. Aroma is malty, herbal, floral and earthy with some caramel. Taste is malty with medium bitterness and light caramel notes.

3
malibrat (474) - Pula, CROATIA - FEB 26, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2018 Pivo u flaši. Ako pročitate na flaši ili u tvorničkom opisu da je za neko pivo korišten Goldings ili Progress hmelj , onda očekujte pravo Englesko gorko pivo. Goldings se drži za jednim od najboljih Engleskih hmeljeva a i Progress je na vrhu. To se naravno osjeti i u u aromi koja je inače još i sladno biljna. Okus osim gorčine ima lagane slatkoće, onak' vrlo malo na suho voće. Ak' vam je lijep dan , pa si ga želite malo zagorčati , popijte si jedan ovakav Engleski Bitter :) imat će te cijeli dan u ustima taj gorkasti 'posljeokus' :)

3.3
john44 (3888) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2018
Bottle. BBE Sept 2018; Drank Jan 2018 - Clear amber brown in colour. Medium creamy off-white head. Very malty; toasty malts, grainy, caramel, toffee, nutty notes. Fruity; dried fruits, raisins. Spicy; peppery. Hoppy; grassy, slightly earthy hops. Sweetish heavy malty fruity spicy throughout. Very drinkable malty beer. (2018-01)

3.3
Syfher (642) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2018
Bottle of 50cl, in a Pint; from the fridge @Churchill's. Classic and enjoyable bitter ale, with a little bit more aftertaste than the others. Nice one.

3
Kita (2712) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JAN 11, 2018
Bottle, 0.50l. Aroma is grassy, grainy, floral and caramelly. Pours clear brown amber color with medium creamy tan-like head and soft visible carbonation. Taste starts with medium sweet caramel and bread, follows fruity, herbal and slightly medicinal, mouthfeel is smooth, while finish is medium bitter. Medium body, slick texture and average carbonation in palate. Not as good as young fresh thumper could be...


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