Ringwood Old Thumper (UK Version) - Ringwood Brewery
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United Kingdom (Scotland)
4/5 rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Been about 20years or so I've last had this. And that was on cask. Didn't really understand it at the time and then never saw it again. Thanks to the 2007 Marston buy out its easier to find. About time I gave it another go.
Has a hazy orange glow with some light fluffy head which slowly grows in the glass. To the taster it begins slightly spritzy and crisp before being hit by a rough spicy straw like bitterness. Such is the bitterness that it virtually prevents your palate from detecting anything else. Despite some descriptions I've read I detected no fruit whatsoever. Very uncompromisingly dry and unique giving your tongue lovely lashings of bitterness which leaves a wonderfully austere coating in your mouth for quite some times. A very English bitterness too. Real intensity without being heavy. Really fine.
Really enjoyed that. Another tasty bottled British beer. Am I seeing the beginning of a trend here?
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2010 15:27:38 | More by Zimbo
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Ringwood Old Thumper (UK Version) from Ringwood Brewery
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