Brewed by Theakston
Style: Bitter
Masham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular.
Changed from 3.6% to 3.8% in 2004.
Previously brewed under contract at John Smiths at Tadcaster due to lack of capacity at Masham. Production returned to Masham in 2009.
This fine, golden coloured beer has a full flavour that lingers pleasantly on the palate. With a good bitter-sweet balance this beer has a robust hop character described as citrus and spicy. It’s a refreshing and very satisfying pint – noted for the aroma of its Fuggles and dry hopping strain Golding to add to its characteristic Theakston aroma.

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Gary (1999) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2010
cask. Theakston old was a beer that I uesta love ,7 years ago when I was 21. Yet I expected nothing but a flat ,warm and boring brew with this Theakston offering and got what I visualized , just like everything in my life .,
Headless and soulless beer. Everything is dusty , the yeast and fruity apple esters...spicy rounded hop...caramel malt sweetness. Its ok but subdued and lacking interest.

KyotoLefty (10264) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 19, 2010
Cask at the Salisbury Pub, Manchester. Relatively pale. Astringently bitter, and a long lasting bitter finish. OK malt character, with caramel notes coming through. A round a mellow malt flavor. Still a rather unsatisfying beer, though interesting. Peppery hop bitterness lasted for about an hour.

dynamiteninja (1864) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2010
UPDATED: APR 18, 2014 Cask conditioned at The Lowther, York (4/7/2012). Medium white head. Gold to amber body. Sulphur, hoppy, caramel. Bitter. Dry finish. 6 4 5 3 12 ### Cask at the White Bear in Masham (18/4/2014). Medium white head. Gold body. White sherbet, spice, red fruit. Tangy and bitter. Dry finish. 6 3 6 3 12

Charlieboy (62) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2009
My favourite session pint, floral and lemon and lime aroma. Rich malt palate with tangy fruit and a dry finish

harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009. The number of standard British beers I’d not rated sometimes frightened me. Clear gold with slightly yeasty aroma. Touch of tingly hop on end. a little dusty. Not too much malt, some caramel. Fine if erring on the bland side.

TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2009
On handpull at GBBF ’09, a golden amber with an off-white head. A generous floral malt aroma. The malty palate is quite earthy, dominating any hop flavour.

scotty (1208) - SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2009
Handpump at the Howard Arms, Carlisle. Perfectly clean gold with a long lasting thick white head. Good balanced palate and finish.

Travlr (24826) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Clear amber, thin white head. Aroma of pine and malt. Bitter throughout, especially in the finish. Average.

MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2008
A Mes rate. Cask at the Bree Louise. Golden brown. No head. Bland appley aroma. Similar flavour with a mineral note in the finish and some late bitterness. Boring below par bitter rather than best bitter if you ask me.

jfb (6269) - GERMANY - OCT 22, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2010 (draught) clear golden colour with a creamy white head. light aroma of banana, pale malts, bread dough and herbal hops. surprisingly dominant flavour of piney, floral hops, along with white bread, notes of banana and grainy pale malts. light to medium body with smooth carbonation and a light bitter finish.

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