Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 1472   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, - DEC 12, 2012
Dark brown color with nice foam head, which seems to disappear quite quickly. This beer does not have smell, that I find quite strange. The taste is bit sweet, and aroma is bitter plus malty. Somehow I think this is quite much like a beer from ages before, and fairly likely not favored by young. Unfortunately nostalgia does not carry that far, at the end this is not really anything more than usual dark ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhammaren (1777) - Jyvskyl, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (1664) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radassace (178) - 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 !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (7411) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2017
Bouteille de 500 ml partage lors dune dgustation entre amis. Arme: Odeur de caramel fruit. Apparence: La couleur est brune avec une trs faible densit de bulle. Prsence dun mince col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de caramel avec une pointe de fruits confits et de chocolat. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrire got lgrement fruit. (Rating #7216)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grumpelmies (177) - North Rhine-Westphalia, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ulrikolsen (569) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerowl80 (340) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle. Malty aroma with raisen, plum and slight liquorice. Sweet malty taste with light roasty. Great old school beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bozoNZ (777) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 26, 2016
Raisins and dried fruit. A real cakemix. Malt driven goes down ok. A UK tradition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puredelusion (345) - 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.

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