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

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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
foolberry (56) - New Malden, Surrey, - JAN 25, 2013
Aroma of heavy malt, chocolate, slightly dirty, slightly pub carpet. Taste is complex and smoky, marmalade. Lingering hoppy bitterness on the finish. Lovely finish actually. Very nice.


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Masteusz (3) - IRELAND - MAR 20, 2017 does not count
Aroma: carmely, slight hint of banana Taste: very sharp hoppy taste and overwhelming bitterness from the hops Not a good beer, will not buy again!

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
hrabren (1131) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle from Vrutak. Tasting at Brnja’s place. Thanks! Clear amber, lasting small off-white head. Some hops there, mostly grassy, light metallic. Perfumed, light bitter. Light to medium body, high carbonation, light finish. Not good.

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
rob19a (248) - - FEB 14, 2017
3/20 malty, chemical taste, pours quite red, one dimensional but ultimately I don't like the taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phfyysik (1143) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 4, 2017
Pours amber with medium off-white head. Aroma is dry, fruits, some citrus, yeast, soft cake, watermelon. Taste is fruity, some malts, sweetness, citrus, bitter, light caramel. Nice and fresh bitter.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayumiH (1208) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2017
Bottle at home. Clear amber colour. Caramel malt notes. Semi-dry and slightly bitter. Light bodied. Low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nephirem (414) - CROATIA - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle, 0.5l. Pours cloudy copper body with small slightly off-white head. Smell is malty sweet, herbal with lots of caramel and toffee. Medium body, softly carbonated. Slightly creamy texture. Pleasantly bitter with subtle malty sweetness. Aroma of yeast, malts, caramel and toffee. Herbal, floral. Touch of honey. Traces of metal on the tongue during the finish. Finish itself is a bit dry. Overall, good. Nothing exceptional, but good nonetheless.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nocheinbier (34) - - DEC 8, 2016
Pours dark copper. Foamy head that fades in seconds. It has a soft malty aroma , ligtly carbonated, caramel dark fruits and mild toffee on the taste . It’s a nice simple ale, but for 5.1 % i was expecting it to have a stronger taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kathouse (1753) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Nice amber color with a mild caramel aroma. Taste is sweet toffee with toasted malts. Light breaded malt finish followed by more malt sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rstk (15) - - OCT 30, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2016 Malt, caramel, floral hoppy aroma, pear-drops, some smoked and spicy notes, particularly smoked plums. Beautiful deep amber colour with frothy creamy white head. Mildly bitter, light sour notes in the aftertaste. Medium body with soft carbonation. Overall, a decent ESB, nice alternative for dull mass-market bitters. Classic brew, which tastes as good, as it looks.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerowl80 (340) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours chestnut brown. Malty aroma with raisen and caramel. Malty taste with mild bitterness. Had a few over the years, decent supermarket option.


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