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


on tap

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Cask, Regular; Challenger, Goldings and Progress hops.
Originally 5.6%, changed July 2013
First brewed 1979. Winner of CAMRA Supreme Champion Beer of Britain 1987.
Old Thumper is brewed in America by Shipyard: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/ringwood-old-thumper-usa/4467/

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HopsDoctor83 (54) - Walsall, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2017 Amber copper colour creamy head smooth tasting spicy rich flavours malty thick moreish drink

kwik-lime (2043) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2017
Cask at JDW in Surbiton. Malty, some nut, caramel and slightly tart citrus. Enjoyable beer.

Rune (13508) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2017
Cask ale, 5.1 % abv, half pint, at Hedley Verity (JDW). Nitro, creamy off-white head blanketing the glass. Misty amber. Aroma has vague moments of toffee and dough. Toffee and nuts to the taste buds with a backdrop of dried fruits. Distant bittersweet finish. Accepted. (Leeds 05.07.2017).

Cokemonkey11 (1091) - - DEC 29, 2016
Cask, spoons. Pours medium amber with a thin bit of foam. Scent is cherry and wood, almond bitter ale yeast. Taste is medium bitter red ale with some flavors of wood or fruit. Finish is sort of crisp apple but not sticky. Good.

The_Osprey (9140) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2016
Cask HP at Hamilton Hall London as ’Ringwood Old Thumper’, 5.1%. Supreme champion beer of Britain the year I was born. Translucent amber orange, still, very little head. Aroma is toffee apple, honey, sugary, malts. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is fudgey, biscuity malt, hobnobs, smooth buttercandy with some resin in the finish. For the style, excellent. Sweet and luxurious without coming close to cloying. I went back for a second half, which admittedly I didn’t enjoy as much. Still, a recommended beer.

invinoveritas (156) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2016
Pours the colour of burnt golden syrup without much head but with some malt and banana on the nose. Sweet and malty to taste with a gentle but all-encompassing bitterness. Some fruity notes and just a touch of sherry too which complement the other flavours, but just a touch watery and flat.

ShivanDragon (4614) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2016
Pint from the brewpub, nice clear copper with a minimal kaki lacing, but that’s just how they fill up the glasses in the UK. Nose of caramel, malts, bread, biscuits, some light hops. Taste of medium bitterness, medium sweetness, sugar and sweet malts, bread, biscuit malts, some nuts, tastefull however a bit one dimensional, soft carbo, long bitterness in the aftertaste and some burnt caramel, weak body.

Rhombic (146) - Elx, SPAIN - JUN 16, 2016
Draught, pint. With crisp aromas, its golden orange colour is appetising, together with its mostly lasting, thick tan head. Nice malty flavours, becoming more toasted through the finish, caramel and a subtle touch of hops. Oily, but slightly creamy too. Long finish. No complaints.

WaddlingPlatypus (186) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2016
Pint at the Generous George. Orange with a thin, fine white head. Slightly vinegary aroma with hops. A fairly regular bitter flavour, but with more of an acrid tang.

Stuu666 (14841) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2016
Cask at praf 2016. Pours clear amber, nose is nutty, malty, caramel, taste is thin, varnish, toffee.

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