Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England


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RATINGS: 1436   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stormkinghiker (19) - - NOV 17, 2012
An excellent chocolate head; super smooth taste; most fantastic aftertaste. A fine brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

BierBobCat (12) - - SEP 18, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2017 Dealer: Waitrose (Bottle) Expectations: 'full bodied flavour with subtle banana, cherry and rich fruit overtones'. Were my expectations met: Yes Findings: its a full bodied almost 'Banoffee' beer. The mysterious dark colour has a magic about it! Its barely fizzy and this allows you to savour the flavour. I found this easy to like and will defo be drinking it again.

Grumbo (3482) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating.

MRMedellin (319) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - JUN 19, 2017
Dark beer, low carbonation, small stable beige head, aromas mainly caramel ones, however there are some barnyard ones, once is tried it is medium bodied, with a thick texture and good roast cereal flavours, the overall balance is good, but the aftertaste is rather simple, without any specific characteristics to remember.

kalkone (29) - BELGIUM - JUN 18, 2017
Elle possède des arômes de molasse, malt et caramel. La bière est plus moins sucré.

colui72 (1071) - HONG KONG - JUN 10, 2017
Pours translucent brown, with a medium beige head. Not much lacing. Aroma of sweet malts and molasses. Tastes of roasted sweet malts, molasses, caramel. Quite sweet beer, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish. Good classic.

robinshute123 (53) - Torquay, Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2017
Really good full body winter ale. Slightly treekle flavours come through. A must for dark beer drinkers :)

Rubin77 (2394) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 7, 2017
F: big, tan to tanned, good retention. C: dark brown, clear. A: malty, fruity, caramel, cherries, chocolate. T: malty, dry dark fruitiness, cherries, plums, coffee, toffee, aroma is not awesome but taste is delicious, enjoyed, medium body, medium carbonation, 0,5l bottle from Sainsbury’s supermarket, Camden, London.

gripweed57 (2733) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2017
From old tasting notes. Brown color, nearly opaque. Tan head. Strong molasses-like aroma with sweet malty overtones. Sweet malt flavor is subdued yet interesting. Slightly sweet malty finish is brief but tasty. Good malty brew with substantial body.

Luneylane (216) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - MAY 29, 2017
A bottle from Padstow Tesco. Aroma: bread, leaves, slightly sour. Appearance: clear, the darkest dark brown, minimal tan head. Palate: medium-bodied and creamy, soft carbonation, complex, predominantly sweet finish. Taste: medium sweet, tasty malt flavours. Good beer, though I would like it more if it were less sweet, with a higher ABV.

coil (93) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2017 500ml bottle from Campus Central, Reading University. Roasted malts, raisin, dried fruits, molasses, vinous fruits.

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