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Theakston Old Peculier - T & R Theakston Ltd.

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Theakston Old PeculierTheakston Old Peculier

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BA SCORE
89
very good

895 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 895
Reviews: 566
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 42
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
T & R Theakston Ltd. visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-31-2001)
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Brewzzle

Australia

3.43/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours to a dark brown color, not the darkest old ale but dark enough. The head appears but mysteriously fizzles out. The carbonation is also quite evident in the mouthfeel, harsh but shortlived.

To taste this is a pleasant and balanced ale, a blend of malt and hops with what I think is some sort of molasses or other burnt or dark sugar. It is a complex blend, difficult to single anything out, very mellow and well matched.

I think someone else here mentioned the flavors becoming more pronounced as it warmed in the glass, I would totally agree. The sweetness and malt profile are best enjoyed after warming for an hour or so out of the fridge.

A good but not excellent beer for a late evening or lazy winters afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2003 14:11:04 | More by Brewzzle
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Originally, this beer was recommended to me by a friend of mine, and is not one of those usual beers that one might see in a store. My interest piqued, I opened it, and I have been pleasantly surprised ever since.

This delicious ale from the U.K. has a unique, special taste made using (among others) Fuggle hops and deep roasting of the barley. There is a hint of licorice-like sweetness at the end of every sip, which adds a bit of complexity to this beer.

The deep roasting of the barley and what appears to be the unfiltered choice for this beer give the appearance of what appears to be a cross between a porter and a stout. I am loving the lingering, semi-sweet finish as it is ultimately quite palatable.

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Also, there is a little interesting story on the neck of the beer which describes a little of the history, which dates back to the 12th century.

I will be enjoying this beer.

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Theakston Old Peculier from T & R Theakston Ltd.
89 out of 100 based on 895 ratings.