Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 1479   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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ulrikolsen (576) - DENMARK - JAN 10, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2017 [email protected] Pours clear reddish brown with small tight beige head. Aroma has malt, caramel, light chocolate notes, fruity notes and a hint of liquorice. Taste is malty with caramel, some roasted notes, light chocolate, fruity notes and hints os banana and liquorice. Finish is rich malty, lightly sweet and fruity and has a dry end.

Beerowl80 (385) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle. Malty aroma with raisen, plum and slight liquorice. Sweet malty taste with light roasty. Great old school beer.

bozoNZ (778) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 26, 2016
Raisins and dried fruit. A real cakemix. Malt driven goes down ok. A UK tradition.

puredelusion (403) - Lviv, UKRAINE - DEC 19, 2016
0.5 bottle. Pours dark ruby color with medium sticky off-white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, bananas. Flavor is intense, light to medium sweet, medium bitter, tart, roasted. Medium long bittersweet roasted finish. Medium body, lively carbonation.

erling1000 (718) - - NOV 26, 2016
An english, chestnut colored Brown Ale with creamy head. Aroma is caramel, roasted malt, light raisins, light banana. Taste is bitter and light sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

rstk (18) - - NOV 15, 2016
Sweet aromas of roasted malt, red wine, some spirit, subtle banana and cherry notes, rich fruit overtones. Clear dark ruby, almost brown colour, tall creamy tan head. Full-bodied, rich sweet taste, caramel and toffee at the beginning, light bitter finish. Soft texture.

Onesimus (85) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2016
Theakstone Old Peculiar Head, light tan Colour, v dark red brown Nose, malts, herbs, hint of caramel Flavours, dandelion & burdock herbiness, nice balance roast malts, giving way to slightly bitter herbs, light but complex Mouth feel, mid carbonation & creaminess

Paddycairns (33) - - NOV 6, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2016 Taste of sweetness with lots of banana, and bitterness to finish. Brown in colour, initially thought it was a bitter

Saeglopur (2174) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - NOV 1, 2016
500 ml bottle from a supermarket in London bb 30.09.17
Dark brown-copper body, with a big, creamy, lacing, beige head.
Aroma of toast, caramel, dried fruits, nuts, some spices, slight coffee.
Taste follows this, with some more dark bread
Medium, creamy mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes smooth, toasty, medium roasty, bready, a bit spicy, a bit sweet.

Very nice. Smooth and very well balanced, with a great mix of roasty, toasty, bready and sweet notes. Lovely old-school style example, that is very aromatic, but also quite easy to drink.

minihame2 (641) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2016
Clear, black/mahogany colour with no head. Very mild aroma with a bit of malts. Slightly bitter taste, malty, nice finish. Soft mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. It’s simple but pretty good overall.

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