Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England


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RATINGS: 1461   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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Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 15, 2001
Ugh, smells like Lipton onion soup mix. Dark brown and light bodied with an odd onion powder and yeast flavor. Hop presence, but I really didn't care to search for any other characteristcs, as I got rid of this as quickly as possible.

stevet99 (2) - reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2001 does not count
Great taste. No bitter taste and doesn't leave anything unpleasant on your palate. Slightly sweet. Filling.

waddlcoop (6) - USA - AUG 3, 2001 does not count
one of the best all around beers ou there. ITs good anytime. Roasty hints and sweet caramelly notes. Yes I'll have another.

npdempse (935) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2001
Really nice and mellow. Didn't note any fruitiness, really. More of a chocolatey taste, with a buttery palate. A pleasure to drink, but I think one's enough.

Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 19, 2001
Nice rounded malt flavors, certainly a brew to cozy up with next to a fire.

BeerLimey (2156) - Desert Hot Springs, California, USA - MAY 19, 2001
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2003 A classical representation of an old ale. Mostly sweet and malty, it's flavorful, well-rounded and very satisfying. Stronger style but not too heavy.

dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2001
Complex, enjoyable to drink, but not my favorite............................

weeicemon (126) - Lancaster, California, USA - APR 11, 2001
Classicly smooth and incredibly well-rounded. Roasted nutiness thats very easy going down from beginning to the end. Will always be a favorite.

opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - APR 8, 2001
This is an incredible beer. Very malty/fruity. (Dried fruit aroma and flavor.) It has just a hint of roastiness in the finish. I'm enjoying one now!

Oakes (19931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2000
A favourite amongst old ales. It's been a while since I've had it, but I remember how much I liked it.

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