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Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England

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RATINGS: 1448   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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mmmeinike (327) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 5, 2017
Lækker ale med en indledende sødme og en subtil bitterhede til sidst. Frugtige noter i næsen.

3.7
Beerhammaren (1829) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2017
.5l bottle @Bomb. Pours deep dark ruby red with medium head. Aroma is raisins, dark malts, syrup notes, plums, dried fruits, some caramel and bread. Flavor is mostly same. Nice.

4.2
RobeerBumA (5) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 28, 2017 does not count
This Autmnal/Winter Beer is packed full of flavour,at first it seems kind of average but then the mighty flavours kick in,full of darkish malt lollies.Is it peculier?Actually it does seem to posess a strangeness that is hard to describe in mere words.Suffice to say the malt profile unfolds in a gradual and subtle manner,hops are barely there and there is good strength ,carbonation low,in other words a seminal version of what an old Ale should be.

3.5
kajser27 (2065) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 26, 2017
Dark brown colored, medium- beige head. Aroma is of caramel, dried fruit, some toffee, bit apple, light chocolate. Taste follows the nose with nice caramel and toffee malty notes, apple and dried fruit and light chocolate for the finish, light+ earthy and grassy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bit oily.

4.1
radassace (422) - SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours a very dark ruby, almost black with a one finger tan head. Nose is malty, dark fruits, prunes, Christmas cake and some banana sweet bread. Medium mouth feel, fairly sweet and malty and plenty of dark dried fruits. Get some sweet banana bread and Christmas cake as with the nose, finished off with some candied dried orange peel bitterness. Really rather good, and this was a beer I always ignored up until now. Buying this again for sure !

3.3
TaktikMTL (7999) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2017
Bouteille de 500 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Odeur de caramel fruité. Apparence: La couleur est brune avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe de fruits confits et de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #7216)

4.2
Grumpelmies (402) - GERMANY - JAN 16, 2017
Bottle. Dark reddish brown. Almost black with ruby shades. Small head. Aroma is malty, fruity and vinous wirh a hint of chocolate. Taste is fruity, dark berries, black currants, toffee and a little bit of chocolate and coffee. Sweet but the finish is also a little bit sour and features some british hops. Low to medium carbonation. Creamy. Very balanced. Shows some characteristics of a Port. Lovely. An old peculiar favourite of mine.

3.7
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.

3.5
Beerowl80 (389) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle. Malty aroma with raisen, plum and slight liquorice. Sweet malty taste with light roasty. Great old school beer.

3.3
bozoNZ (784) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 26, 2016
Raisins and dried fruit. A real cakemix. Malt driven goes down ok. A UK tradition.


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