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Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England

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RATINGS: 1443   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
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.

3.3
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....

3.9
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.

1.8
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.

3.1
CapFlu (5132) - 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.

3.6
thegreenrooster (4558) - 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.

3.7
OKBeer (1175) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2004
Bottle. Dark ruby colour with a thick, frothy, mostly diminishing off-white head. Caramel, dark bread, and yeasty aroma. Bready, slightly fruity flavour, a touch of toffee, and a nutty bitter finish. Medium to full body with a bit of a juiciness to it.

3.3
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2004
Burned toast and malt aroma, dark with lots of lacing. Sweet and dark with some bitter start and the bitter continues. Nice enough. I may have another.

3.6
diabel (1722) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2004
Black body, bronish frothy head, mostly diminishing and fairly lacing. Malty and spicy aroma, very pleasing. Lightly bitter, lightly sweet initial flavour. Lightly bitter (long) finish. Soft mouthfeel.

3.6
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2004
Pours a deep ruby/brown color, tan head. Lots of malt, plenty of caramel and toffee. Body was a little lighter but was very smooth and seemed to work well with it. Pretty nice.


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