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


on tap

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RATINGS: 336   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 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.

SimonBlok (761) - 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 (1118) - 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 (18) - 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.

kaserov (986) - Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 19, 2017
Color ámbar, translúcido, con capa de espuma de un blanco sucio de tres dedos de grosor (retención decente). Carbonatación suave. Textura acuosa. Aroma a malta caramelizada, lúpulo floral, reminiscencias de frutos secos. En boca, lo mismo. Ligero amargor final. Típica.

darioklc (829) - Karlovac, CROATIA - SEP 16, 2017
5.1% alk. Kupljena u Lidlu. Crvenkastno narančaste boje, pjena brzo nestane. Dosta dugo ostaje gorak okus u ustima. OK je.

bilcho1 (97) - Ruse, BULGARIA - AUG 30, 2017
Bottle from Lidl, drunk at home. Perhaps a bit too watery, lacking any distinctive character and overdone with bitterness, but nevertheless, better than the endless raft of supermarket beers that infest this country.

surething_ii (790) - Šenkvice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2017
Bottle So this is premium bitter? Meh. Bitterness is there just so so... Some herbs maybe at max. Thx for the point.

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