Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 1467   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Bottle: Filtered.
Abv reduced from 5.7 to 5.6 in 2010.
Its initial sweetness is, apparently, "of roasted and vinous notes with a subtle bitter aftertaste". Strong fruitiness, often with "banana notes" standing out, is derived from Old Peculiers fermentation process.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (4774) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2016
Bottle from Morrisons, Birtley, Gateshead. A dark brown, almost black beer with a ruby tinge and a creamy head f white foam. It has a chocolaty, nutty and currant flavour, with gentle burnt toffee and plum notes with a bitter oak finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaKeAFC (1047) - ITALY - JUN 1, 2016
50 cl bottle. Dark deep burgundy color, clear, big creamy beige head, lacing. Vinous smell. Aroma of dark roasted malts, cereals, cherry, molasses. Lots of woody tones. Warming rum-like alcohol, liquor, marker. Some raisins and licorice maybe. Very tasty, light salty, prominently sour, apparently sweetish ending up quite bitter. Low carbonation. Medium to full bodied, unexpectedly watery texture, dry sourish finish. It has something "wild", raw, yet evidently refined.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AaronTDubs (401) - - MAY 28, 2016
Fruity, roasted malt flavor. Cherries and bananas with a mild hoppy finish and some bright acidity. Almost dobbel-like. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (3630) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 19, 2016
500ml bottle, a sole remainder. Relaxed dark remnant of an Old World brewing culture steeped in bitters and ESBs. Lighter translucent ruby-mahogany pour, lovely short organically dented beige foam. Wet oaky damps of roasted nuts, polished furniture, something fresh dark and organic with mild baked banana peeking at the horizon. Love the old, de-sugared leathery mouthfeel, delivering a host of natural organic flavours with mature ease to the taste buds: liquorice stick, honey, oak, woodsy bitters, twigs, shades of barley, faint baked banana. Very engaging and likeable for what is basically a British Dunkel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nurmis (496) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with small tanned head. Aroma of roasted malts, musty fruits and molasses. Medium to heavy sweetness, light bitterness. Full bodied and really nicely balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
I_LUV_BEER (222) - - MAY 1, 2016
Served in a snifter from a 500ml bottle. Pours dark ruby-brown with a medium light tan head. Aroma is of dark fruit, molasses, bread, malts with a faint hint of alcohol. The taste follows the nose very closely with dark fruit, malt, caramel and bready notes. Medium body with medium carbonation, nicely balanced bitter-sweet finish. Very nice old ale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (2539) - s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2016
Cola bruin bier met een goede gebroken witte schuim kraag. Ruikt caramel, zoetig, mout. Smaakt bitter, caramel of honing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bosbouw (2779) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2016
Cola kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig. Smaakt zoetig, mout. Beetje flauw.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hansvf (787) - - APR 29, 2016
Cola achtig donker. Prima schuim. Ruikt erg moutig, beetje koffie. Smaakt gebrand, verbrand eigenlijk. Ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oliodnb (662) - ITALY - APR 7, 2016
50cl bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with one finger of creamy light beige head. Aroma is sweetish with dark fruits, berries, some vinous notes, light nuttiness. Taste is similar, less sweet and with some roasted malts, nice fruitiness again. Medium body, light carbonation, light final vegetal bitterness.

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