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


on tap

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RATINGS: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Originally 5.6%, changed July 2013
Challenger, Goldings and Progress hops.
First brewed 1979.
Old Thumper is brewed in America by Shipyard.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, - DEC 3, 2010
Amber, small hea and some lacing on the glass. Bit fruity and malty nose. Bit sweet and bitter in taste, more fruity near the finish. Still easy going beer for its bitterness and boozy character

Kita (2300) - 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...

Dbcwi88 (91) - Loughton, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2017
Dark golden colour. Sweet malt caramel smell hint of banana. Toffee and banana on tongue bitter finish. Not bad

klukas (368) - Rijeka, CROATIA - DEC 3, 2017
Enjoyed: Poured from a bottle into English pint glass. Appearance: Deep blurry honey colour, with small/medium head. Aroma: Malt, (roasted sugar), hint of caramel and alcohol. Palate: Light body; gentle carbonation. Taste: Bitter, malt, hint of raisins/dry dark fruits; aftertaste is “watery” at first, then comes some bitternes. Overall impression: Good, drinkable, pleasantly bitter, tasty.

Mjp12 (2119) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
Caramel malt aroma , more sweet malt on the tongue, low carbonation, some drying hops on the finish

SimonBlok (861) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2017
50cl bottle, courtesy of my dad. Appearance: clear amber with medium off-white head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma: caramel, some dried apricot, autumn leaves and something earthy. Taste: above medium sweetness and medium bitterness. Notes of caramel, sweet malts and some dried fruits. Palate: light to medium bodied, watery texture and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

CanCrusher (1178) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - OCT 29, 2017
Bottle 0,50L. Clear copper color with small, frothy, off-white head, that doesn't last long. Aroma of caramel, sweet malts, nuts. Light to moderate bitter taste at the start with nuts and some earthy notes. Finnish is medium bitter with burnt caramel. Medium body, dry texture, soft carbonation. Solid and drinkable ale.

amadeja (21) - Radenci, SLOVENIA - OCT 23, 2017
Amber body with short yellowish head. Aroma and flavour of grains, malt, bread and dried fruit. Herbal bitterness. Medium body and soft carbonization. Nothing special.

Snaggletooth (1) - - OCT 9, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2017 This used to my favourite beer till it was changed from 5.6% to 5.1% abv, this seemed to water down the flavour and take away what made this so good. It's still a nice beer with a nice flavour but I wish they'd bring back the full flavour stronger beer they had.

livingasghosts (34) - London, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2017 First thing I noticed was how lovely the beer was. Carbonated like a mellow lager. Poured dark Amber. Really quite sweet and malty with a bitter lasting finish. Caramel, dried fruit, raisins, prunes.

zoellerman (1) - Lewes, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2017 does not count
Nice to find a real beer. Having worked in a brewery for 10 years in the sixties I understand what real beer tastes like, and this is real beer.

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