Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 1484   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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fonefan (48622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt. Flavour is sweet caramel, malt and some dry fruit.

yespr (44754) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours deep hazzlenut brown with a minor orange glare and a small creamy light tan head. Fruity, malty and light metallic aroma. Smooth roasted malty and slight breadish flavoured. Light fruity note too. Medium sweet. Lingering caramel malt onto the back of the tongue leading into a smooth caramel and roasted malt finish with a subdued sweetness. Light roasted acidity into the far finish.

Ungstrup (37231) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2015 Bottled. A very dark red beer with a thin beige. It has a slight fruity aroma. The flavor is sweet with notes of fruits, berries, and malt, leading to a lightly bitter finish.

joergen (27970) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle at Ølfestival 2013. Clear red-brown coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and bread. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and bread. Sweet finish.

oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2007
Bottled (thanks cgarvieuk!). Deep copper colour, mediumsized creamy brown head. Aroma is caramel, wood, some slight hints of spices and mild roast. Flavour is caramel malts, and some mild roast. Also chocolate, spices fruits and some grassy hops. Very pleasant.

Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Very dark - close to black - with a fairly small, off-white head. Considering all the stuff they put into this(several malts, corn, wheat, 3 different hops, different sugars) it’s fairly light-bodied. Some smoked notes do stand out amongst the roasted, malty, slightly coffeeish flavours. Very drinkable - a pleasure. 170701

omhper (24963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2002
Chestnut brown with rich head. Fruity aroma. Malty, slight toffee aroma, complex. Rather low bitterness.

Travlr (24277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Reddish brown color, thin white head. Aroma of pine and nuts. Flavors of malt with some dark fruit in the background. Very nice.

cgarvieuk (24166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2007
Deep red brown, with a touch of malt in aroma, smooth creamy chocolaty with littlebitter linger

Leighton (21083) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2010
Bottle. Pours cloudy, brown with mild red highlights and a strong, beige head. Malty aroma, with raisins, plums, light chocolate and roast. Quite sweet, malty, more ripe, dark fruit, some nice alcohol. Medium to full in body with average carbonation and light alcohol warmth. Finishes sweet and malty with some fruity notes. Great stuff.

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