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Ringwood Old Thumper (UK Version) - Ringwood Brewery

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Ringwood Old Thumper (UK Version)Ringwood Old Thumper (UK Version)

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BA SCORE
82
good

127 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 15.51%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ringwood Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PorterPounder on 08-20-2003)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Bronze; effervescent; big, lasting head

Aroma: Malty; peppery; hoppy; slight apple aroma

Taste: Juicy malt; tangy fruit; bitter hop start; finishes dry and hoppy, but extremely well balanced; delicious

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 500 ml bottle bought in England.

A - Beer is a medium copper color with lots of orange. Crystal clear. Head is off white; moderately thick on initial pour. It faded to the thinnest of sheets and a strong lacing around the edges.

S - The aroma is a balance of bready malt and earthy hops. The hops give a somewhat aged (not fesh) impression. There is also a sweet brown sugar aroma and perhaps a bit of raisin.

T - Taste is balanced toward hops, but the hop flavor is a bit muddled and indistinct. The malt is mostly hidden. Midpalate I get an astringent hop flavor that reminds me of unsweetened tea. Dry finish fades very quickly.

M - Body is thinner than I expected. Low, slightly tingly carbonation. Low to moderate hop bitterness. Just a hint of alcohol.

O - This beer has some nice characteristics, but overall I find it lacking a malt backbone to tie it together. The hops are earthy and don't give a fesh clean aroma or taste, which would not matter so much if there was more malt for them to blend with. I remember this beer being bigger, maltier and just plain better only a few years back. It seems to have lost something.

Radome, Apr 05, 2013
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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From 500ml bottle: a very dark amber colour with a decent head which sticks around for a while. Dried fruit and a bit of lemon in the nose. There's nutty flavour here, a little creaminess and a herbal hoppy edge which dominates the aftertaste and lingers in the mouth. This eminently drinkable but not as interesting as similar beers like Old Speckled Hen.

charlatan, Oct 15, 2012
Ringwood Old Thumper (UK Version) from Ringwood Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.