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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meldorf75 (108) - - OCT 8, 2016
W aromacie suszone sliwki I troche palony slud. Piana mala gruby pechezykowa szybko znika. W aku czuc palony slud I slodycz. Generalnie fajne piwko..

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andriesradu (706) - ROMANIA - OCT 8, 2016
Pours dark brown with a tiny head. Dark malt, wet bread, some dark fruits. Moderate bitterness, quite similar to aroma.

FCox143 (44) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Aroma: dark fruit with boozy smell. Appearance: very dark ruby colour with foamy head. Taste: very compacted flavours, with fruit and spice overtones.

Cokemonkey11 (879) - - OCT 5, 2016
Pours black with a medium tan head subsiding average. Scent is light Porter yeast and fairly plain. Taste is medium dense Porter yeast and some light flavors of unusual character but mostly on the undesirable scale: caramelized sugar, mold, sour. Good anyway purely due to combination of flavor.

dutchbeerpages (2439) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2016
I get mostly cherry and cinnamon flavors, fits well on this fall day. Amazingrange of little flavors for such a simple beer, by whichI mean no extra ingredients. Bottle, gift from uckelman

Demonisch (6) - CREWE, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2016 does not count
woody, amber, light sweetness, full body, creamy, bitter. Long drink that is smooth

Itstasty (99) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2016
For bottled beer this is very good. Loose deep beige head over a dark body. In the mouth the beer is not thin but not heavy either. Fruity initially with sweetness then burnt caramel coming through, light bitter finish. Medium lasting length of flavour.

Wischylini (310) - Grimstad, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2016
Appearance Pours a clear dark mahogany, with a small tan head
Aroma Roast coffee, nuts, malt, caramel, leather, dried fruits
Taste Sweet, with a distinct bitterness that keeps the ale balanced
Palate Medium body, low carbonation

Ktwse (4887) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2016
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of hazelnut, caramel, toffee. Taste is sweet and roasty with a mild bitter finish. Light to medium bodied and smooth with a soft carbonation.

bonev (780) - POLAND - AUG 24, 2016
Piwo klarowne w kolorze czarnym z niezbyt obfita gubopecharzykowa piana. W aromacie lekka kawa i sliwki suszone. W smaku palony karmel, rodzynki i troche nut drewnianych. Wysycenie i goryczka na dosc niskim poziomie. Spodziewalem sie wiecej doznan jak na ten styl.

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