Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England


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RATINGS: 1458   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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itsmax (103) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2001
Just loverly to sip and drink in front of a fire. Magic. The colour is almost mesmerising!

mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - NOV 27, 2001
points off for spelling, but seriously, this is a pretty good beer. I'll try some more, just to make sure.

legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2001
A classic in my opinion. I can always rely on a bottle of this to taste its best. Warming and nutty.

duff (5486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2001
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2003 Buttery nose, caramel, raisin and nuts on the palate, quite thin mouthfeel, and a little bit sweet however, not too bad.

JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2001
Sweet, malty flavor balanced with nice bitterness. Good beer...............

jstu9 (403) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2001
I rather liked this. It was a nice malty drinking beer. I was thinking I could drink a lot of these in one sitting. Of course at the time I didn't realize it was a strong ale. I thought it was very similar to Aass Bock Beer.

motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 22, 2001
deliciously fruity. some chocolate and very late bitterness.................

jbeer99 (31) - SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2001
Just look for a minute, be mesmerized ... By embers of colour, a russet hue ... And an aroma - WOW! heady surprise ... You'd think rich port wine was poured in this brew !!! The tastes are just gorgeous, a stately swirl ... Of oak and butter, caramel and fruit ... Its subtle hop presence a bitter FEEL ... To close out the session: Pleasure Acute !!! You might say the body's too thin to hold ... All of the power of flavor but I ... Find Theakston's Peculiar to be solid gold ... If you haven't yet had one, give it a try !!!

eczematic (1326) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2001
It took a plane crashing into the WTC to distract my attention from this beer when I had it two weeks ago. Soft, crystal and chocolate malt character, 'banana notes' indeed (of the artificial ester variety). I've had more 'peculier' beers though.

CourageBest (51) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2001
Name's perfect--weirdest beer you'll ever taste. You'll like the first and second ones, but will move on after that.

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