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

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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (19830) - London, Greater London, - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle at home in London. Pours clear, red-brown with a slender, beige foam head. Lots of dark berries and grapes in the aroma. Medium to big sweet flavor, mostly semi-ripe berries, grapes, plums, some rich bready malts, very light bitterness but really not much at all. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Very faint alcohol warmth to finish, some sticky and toasted sugars, hints of chocolate, more berries, grapes, cherries, plums, suggestions of toffee. Iím actually somewhat fond of this beer. It drinks pretty smoothly.


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Camons (11282) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2017
Cask @ Fat Cat, Norwich. Pours dark brown with an tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, butter, burnt brown sugar, light vinegar. Flavor is sweet, light sour, malty, caramel, butter, brown sugar, vinegar. Medium body, soft carbonation. Erk! 180217

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Rasmus40 (18751) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2017
Cask @ Fat Cat, Norwich. Hazy dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit, heavy buttery and light balsamico. Flavor is quite sweet and light sour. Sweet and light sour finish. Really nasty and clearly not what the brewer intended. 180217

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (2651) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle. Dark Red Brown. Mega-malty, roasty malts, burnt toffee, caramel, molasses. Dark fruits, raisins, plums. Tasty, malty, very fruity, sweet, full-bodied strong ale. Long dry malty finish. Fine. (2008)

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (2164) - Gdańsk, POLAND - DEC 7, 2016
50cl bottle. Beer is dark brown, almost canít see through. The head is small and disappears quickly. Aroma is very delicate and light .... Mostly chocolate and dark fruits. The body is oily and creamy and the carbonation small. It has a quite pleasant mouthfeel. Taste is not super intensive. Mild with medium sweetness and delicate bitter finish. Nothing super interesting apart the hidden alcohol.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
pkrpmusic (4) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2016 does not count
Second bottle purchased and another with an ill-fitting cap on the bottle. Poured flat with minimal head and the barest carbonation. Taste was strong-sweet, slightly sickly, typical strong ale, almost a barley wine but not as heady. Marstonís need to check their bottling process - I canít be the only person who has experienced two flat bottles in as many weeks. Disappointing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeebon (430) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2016
From bottle pours very dark, almost like a porter and thing beige head. Aroma is strong sticky brown sugar, stewed fruits like plumb, dates and a tough of fig, with roasted nuts. Taste is strong sweet but nicely balanced by roasted malt and hoppy bitterness. A little watery yet sticky as far as texture goes. Overall pretty damn nice!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (3575) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle fom B&M Bargains. Pours deep chestnut with a thin cream head. Toasty malt aroma. The taste has light spice with a liquorice and aniseed giving it a bit of a cough syrup taste. Quite decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (5391) - Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Pours opaque chestnut with a fair buff head. Malty and fruity aroma invites a taste. Fruity, malty, caramel flavor is quite pleasing. Mouthfeel presents firm body and good fizz. Rodger dodger, a good one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (1245) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabuzzer (684) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2015
500ml bottle. Dark brown, slightly reddish, with a lasting off white head. Malty, fruity aroma, taste is caramel and fruit cake


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