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style
Brewed by Marstonís
Style: English Strong Ale
Burton-on-Trent, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional. Mainly a bottled beer.
"Owd Rodger, brewed to a recipe believed to be over 500 years old, is Marstonís award winning 7.6% strong ale. Brewed using malted barley, whole leaf English aroma hops and well water, Owd Rodger offers an explosion of rich fruit flavours with a dry bitter-sweet finish."
From 2014 the bottled beer reduced to 7.4% from 7.6% ABV.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Bottle, Dodgy Deli, Cowly Rd. Dark ruby with a small cap of dense light tan. Suede leather, minty sweetness, green hay. Burnt caramel, touch of chocolate and mint, musky attic notes. Rather sweet, but the roast and fairly bright carbonation provide balance. Pretty decent, though a by the half-pint mark its a bit tiring.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (1383) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2008
Bottle. Clear dark reddish brown with transient beige head. Subtle, but rich fruity aroma. Thick oily mouthfeel with light carbonation. Rich complex taste. Fruity (raisins, apples) sweet (dark toffee) start with moderately bitter finish dominated by burnt dark malt flavours. An awesome beer, but not an everyday beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2003
The beer gives you the initial nose of raisins and plums. The colour is that welcoming deep coppery claret with a good creamy head. This is a big bitter beer with a good chewy date flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tampierre (1367) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 24, 2013
Bottled 0.5l ; Devon ; UK ; Malty,roasted,caramel and fruit aroma ; Dark brown color with smaller head ; Sweeter taste with light bitter finish ; Pleasant ESA.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2005 From a Bottle.A very poor experience for me,bland and stewed,it must have been off.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redders1974 (1333) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2017 Wow a nice beer from matstons! short lasting head that leaves a little ring round glass tastes dark fruits plum blackberries damson with the alcohol cutting through everything quite a sweet pallet treaclely and rich some hint of spice and pepper.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (1330) - SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2015
Clear, dark red beer with a filmy head. Smell s of earthy malt but not much else. Taste is malty too but with rich fruit and some caramel there too. Really nice and hearty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2002
Monstrously thick (OG= 1080!) ruby-black ale with not much head, or carbonation, and tons of spicy hop flavour. I couldnít taste much of the íexplosion of rich fruit flavoursí that they talk about on the label, more like an explosion of raw wort flavours, with not much of a finish, and not nearly as much complexity as you would expect from a beer of this strength. Scores points for the (apparently) true-to-life picture of pipe-smoking hiker-berating old farmer dude.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2002
Deep ruby red-black clear under a small short lasting pale head. Yeasty spicy roast malt with faint touch of wood and caramel aroma. Medium smooth luscious body. Sweet black coffee cola and roasted malt flavours. Not very hoppy. Soft almost weak finish and cola sweet fading to light bitter roasted malt aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2005
Cask (gravity) at Burton Winter Ales Festival 2005. Fond memories of my youth with this, terrorising the Gatehouse Theatre in Stafford for what was the strongest ale available on tap in the town. Itís still got that dark sickly sweetness to it, smells like liquidised fruit cake, tastes like a boozy fruit cake, lets you know itís nearly 8% with a slightly curdling aftertaste but still reasonable strong ale.


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