Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England


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RATINGS: 1453   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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deepdrinker (369) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2017 liquorice aroma, back in appearance with a spicy taste . Full body beer great on a cold night

Maersk (361) - MOLDOVA - NOV 22, 2017
Beautiful dark brown, clear, small beige head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruit. Medium body, silky, bitter, some distant chocolate notes. Simple and good.

babs_0909 (3) - - NOV 20, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2017 Looks magnificent, tastes just as good. Lovely ale, drink at moderate temperature for full flavour!

Dbcwi88 (94) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2017
Faint aroma. Nice dark mahogany ruby color. Fruity notes - dark fruit and banana - dominate. Fuggles bitterness too especially at end. Nice

climberbob (497) - Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2017
Bottle into glass in London hotel room. Surprisingly black w decent head. Fruity malty w slight metallic aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Myonlyvice (363) - DENMARK - NOV 5, 2017
Pours dark brown with a reddish hue. Off white head with a little lacing. Malt, nut, hop and caramel aroma. slightly bitter. Not my thing

khanja (12) - - OCT 28, 2017
Old peculiar 500ml bottle - 5.6% Pours very dark - surprisingly. Good head and good fizz. Lovely feel in the mouth and immediate hoppy/malty taste. Very well brewed great mix of flavours for a dark ale. Not usually my thing but v impressive. 8/10 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Bill Becker (2008) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 25, 2017
From Jun 2007 Purchased at the Liquor Shed in Casper. This pours from 12oz bottle a dark brown with ruby hues and a large head of offwhite foam. After a couple of minutes, it shrinks to a few islands and there's some lacing. The smell is full of caramel malt and hints that the brew is going to be very sweet. The taste has that caramel malt flavour up front but it's mixed with a dark fruit flavour that has a touch of tartness to it so it's not as sweet as the nose insinuated. Nice. This has a bit of chocolate and it has an almost whiskey taste to it and it combines well with the sweet and the tart...gives this brew a nice balance and makes it very drinkable. The finish is a nicely balanced and the aftertaste is pretty long lasting and very good. The mouthfeel is silky smoth and the carbonation is on the light side; that, too, makes for some excellent drinkability. It's been a lot of years since I've had this and I don't recall liking it this much. Nothing like a more educated palate. lol

monsemadariaga (2) - - OCT 10, 2017 does not count
Excellent dark beer with strong body, fine aromas and balanced taste. Bitter but with a equilibrated almost sweet ending ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Turboninja (936) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2017
[email protected], from Alko Kaleva, Tampere, Finland. Balanced, soft, still quite intensive nuances of darker fruits, sweeter barley malts and a hint of nuts and cherry. Medium taste spectrum and medium, bit bitter aftertaste with malts and nuts. Medium/light body with medium/light carbonation. Overall, high quality, tasty product especially for the percentage.

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