Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 1438   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Bottle: Filtered.
Abv reduced from 5.7 to 5.6 in 2010.

"The Legend". Brewed using a generous blend of finest pale, crystal and roasted barley malts, along with the majestic Fuggle hop, to create a wonderful, full-bodied flavour with subtle banana, cherry and rich fruit overtones.

A peculier tale:
Theakston’s most famous ale takes its name from the seal of the Peculier Court of Masham, which was granted back in the 12th century. It was the custom at the time for the church to administer the law, but this proved too arduous a task for the then Archbishop, who was based in York. So, with due archiepiscopal aplomb, he set up the independent Peculier Court, headed up by the Peculier of Masham.

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LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 16, 2004
Chestnut brown coluor. Good fruity nose (elderberries?). Flavour is very malty (toffee, chocolate) but again with a berry-like fruitiness. Mild but pleasant bitter finish. Very interesting and very delicious.

Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2004
Yorkshire ale. Deep reddish brown, aroma is of fresh hops and hints of caramel from the malt. The taste is coffeeish, full bodied, and well hopped. Exhibits a beautiful tan head that is well retained leaving Belgian lace on the proper glass.

Terminus (3711) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 11, 2004
12 oz bottle-Pours a deep red/brown hue that is darker in the middle of the glass. Nice sweet malty aroma with apple and sour notes. Woody, malty palate that is slightly astringent on the tongue. Thanks whaleman for letting me have a bottle (and for making the beer brats with this stuff!)

DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2004
Dark rubyish color. Very complex. I tasted brown sugar, caramel, soy sauce, blackberries, almonds, earthiness, port, raisins, and figs. Reminds me of a nut brown/red/scotch ale/porter combo. One of the most unique beers I've ever had.

Accaris (21) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2004
If Newcastle made a "Special Selection" for its Brown ale, then perhaps it would be similar to Old Peculier. The beer has a myriad of appealing, mild flavors; caramel, fruit (fig, perhaps,) a bit of starch, and a tad of carbon. It has a nice dark red appearance.

punkeedo (499) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAR 29, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2004 This is a step up from Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter--less soy sauce taste, better head, nice red appearance, more tolerable overall....

DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 29, 2004
The aroma is above average, the appearance is above average, the flavour is above average, the palate is above average, and so is the overall impression. I really like the taste and palate in this beer, especially. Not in style, but in quality this beer ranks near John Courage, most likely - it is in the same class. Still not a regular basis beer most likely, but quite enjoyable. Good one.

mockerboy (52) - Kansas, USA - MAR 25, 2004
Pours dark and red with a small white head. Aroma is of burnt carmel. Flavor is malty,bready and i can taste rasins in there somewhere. Peculiar is the word because there is alot giong on with this one. A little too pecculiar for me but not bad every once in a while.

CapFlu (5129) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2004
(12oz bottle) Pours a medium, beige, frothy head and a deep brown body. Nose of roasted malt. Flavours are malty and bready as stated below. Average.

thegreenrooster (4518) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2004
Pours dark and red with a small white head. Aroma is of burnt carmel. Flavor is malty,bready and i can taste rasins in there somewhere. Very appealing and well balanced.

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