overall
92
85
style
Brewed by Theakston
Style: Old Ale
Masham, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1467   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.
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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SecretSquirrel (20) - Sheffield, - JUL 7, 2003
Good solid ale. Slightly less complex than Riggwelter and goes down quicker than the strength and appearance would first have you believe. Best served at room temperature but at the risk of being shot down as a beer-heathen, it quenches the thirst well slightly chilled (NOT cold!)too


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grumpelmies (162) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ulrikolsen (527) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerowl80 (312) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bozoNZ (772) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 26, 2016
Raisins and dried fruit. A real cakemix. Malt driven goes down ok. A UK tradition.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puredelusion (328) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
erling1000 (634) - - NOV 26, 2016
An english, chestnut colored Brown Ale with creamy head. Aroma is caramel, roasted malt, light raisins, light banana. Taste is bitter and light sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rstk (13) - - NOV 15, 2016
Sweet aromas of roasted malt, red wine, some spirit, subtle banana and cherry notes, rich fruit overtones. Clear dark ruby, almost brown colour, tall creamy tan head. Full-bodied, rich sweet taste, caramel and toffee at the beginning, light bitter finish. Soft texture.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onesimus (23) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2016
Theakstone Old Peculiar Head, light tan Colour, v dark red brown Nose, malts, herbs, hint of caramel Flavours, dandelion & burdock herbiness, nice balance roast malts, giving way to slightly bitter herbs, light but complex Mouth feel, mid carbonation & creaminess

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Paddycairns (33) - - NOV 6, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2016 Taste of sweetness with lots of banana, and bitterness to finish. Brown in colour, initially thought it was a bitter

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (1851) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - NOV 1, 2016
500 ml bottle from a supermarket in London bb 30.09.17
Dark brown-copper body, with a big, creamy, lacing, beige head.
Aroma of toast, caramel, dried fruits, nuts, some spices, slight coffee.
Taste follows this, with some more dark bread
Medium, creamy mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes smooth, toasty, medium roasty, bready, a bit spicy, a bit sweet.

Very nice. Smooth and very well balanced, with a great mix of roasty, toasty, bready and sweet notes. Lovely old-school style example, that is very aromatic, but also quite easy to drink.


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