Theakston Old Peculier

Theakston Old Peculier

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Brewed by T & R Theakston Ltd

Masham, United Kingdom

Style:  Old Ale

5.6% Alcohol by Volume

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With 5.6% ABV, it wouldn’t take too many Old Peculiers for you to start feeling the effects! It’s a grown-up beer for grown-up drinkers – and it demands just a little respect. As with anything, moderation is the name of the game. Tasting notes: The beer that made Masham famous – rich, dark and smooth-tasting, with a character all its own. Brewed using the traditional Fuggle hop, Old Peculier is our best known beer and has a large and enthusiastic following all over Britain and around the world.

ID: 14 Last updated 15 years ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank996
Overall Percentile97.8
Style Rank15 of 207
Style Percentile92.8
Lowest Score2.4
Highest Score5.0
Average Score3.741
Weighted Score3.710
Standard Deviation0.448

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  • CYBERCAT 9292 reviews
    rated 4.2 6 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    It pours a rich deep brown, about the color of cola, and not much of a head. The strong aroma is malty with a hint of toffee and even a bit of cola-like scent. Rich flavor is strongly malty with some hop bitterness and a whisper of toffee. This is a very tasty and satisfying ale, good either on its own or with a meal.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.5 6 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Ruby dark brown pour, medium head, adequate lacing. Molasses, ripe fruits, earthy hoppiness, nuts all in the flavors and nose. Very drinkable, straight up for the style. A stalwart marked off my list.

  • GIVMEBEER 794 reviews
    rated 3.8 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Brings back some fond memories from way back. Doesn’t have the same affect as it used to. Pours a dark brown with a foamy beige head that reduces to a thin cap leaving very little lacing . Slight roasted and sweet malt aroma. Flavour is sweet and roasted malts, hint of dark chocolate, dark fruits and a bit of coffee. Medium body. Used to think this was strong beer when I was way younger. Still good.

  • RICHSBEER 1651 reviews
    rated 4.2 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    pours a dark brown with ruby tints and shallow brown head and leaves small dots of sliding lacing. A swirl brings back the thin head. The aroma consists of malt, smoke, bacon, citrus, scotch, caramel. The taste is malty mellow with sweet chocolate and carmel, smoke, and a finish of hops and has rich coffee bean lingering finish with the hint of alcohol. The mouthfeel is smooth, mellow, creamy. Overall a great smooth ride from start to finish, with wonderful flavor that just gets better as it warms. It has a rich malty flavor that reminds of whiskey, but a nice balance of hops on the finish meld well with the alcohol.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.6 8 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Dark brown with brownish thick foam head, lacing to glass and sticking to lip. Aroma is chocolate with some barley. Taste is nice bitter with chocolate and citrus. NIce long bitter aftertaste. (Velp 201208)

  • XTC 2 reviews
    rated 3.4 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Very dark in appearance with hints of red in the tint. Very smooth and not too heavy taste like some darker ales I have tried. Packs a nice punch without taking away from the flavor.

  • JNE5HUSG 1814 reviews
    rated 4.1 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    500 ml capped bottle. Poured a cloudy dark brown-red coloured ale with a huge three fingers beige creamy head that had a very long retention and tons of micro bubbles. Low carbonation. Good lacing. The aroma is grainy roasted malts, burnt caramel and dark fruits, plums, blackcurrant, raspberries. The flavour is roasted malts, dark fruits, plums, raisins, spicy, vanilla, a touch of licorice and a real hoppy bitterness. The mouthfeel is fulled and very smooth. This full bodied ale has a long fruity and bitter finish. A very nice tasting and smoothy Old Ale.

  • BIGMANNE 156 reviews
    rated 3.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    pours a clear brown with a small tan head. aroma was nice and included candy , brown sugar, caramel and butterscotch. taste was decent. it included slight malty, brown sugar and caramel. overall decent brew but the taste didn't match the aroma that well.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    i hate to say it, but some olde ales taste just that...old. musty. this one does not. a very good, rich, flavorful beer that doesn't betray that it's only 5.6%.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 4.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    An opaque reddish brown beer. The tannish-white head is robust and creamy. It has good hang time settling slowly into a nice lacing. The aroma is a cornucopia floral hops, alcohol, coffee and a touch of caramel. The mouthfeel is of a thick, oily liquid. The flavoring is more to the bittering than the subtle hints of toasted grain. I liked this one for it’s well blended complexity.

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