Theakston Old Peculier - T & R Theakston Ltd.
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Reviews by PatYoda:
3.35/5 rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
This bottle is at least a year old. It pours a cola color with not a whole lot of head and doesn't leave much lacing.
The smell is too faint for my liking. Some sugary sweetness and cocoa are there, along with a coffee aroma. In the taste, the sweetness is a bit more complex as it throws in some brown sugar and a milky sweetness without that lactic bitterness. Kind of interestsing. The finish leaves you wishing for a bit more punch, as the minute amount of hop bitterness washes it down with a faint herbal quality. Tastes minerally as well. Other than that, there's not a whole lot going on here. The flavor is complex enough in itself to be interesting, but overall this is way too restrained and subdued for my liking. The mouthfeel is also very thin, almost watery. I won't be purchasing this one again.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2006 01:16:32 | More by PatYoda
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4.05/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
As I first poured this ale into my pint glass, I was under the impression this was going to be a forgettable beer. I took a swig, and as I set down the glass on the desk, I remember thinking my suspicions were confirmed. The taste started bitter, as you would expect any ale to deliver (a little too bitter, if I am to be honest). But, as I continued working at my desk, my taste buds would not let me forget the lingering bitterness that gave way to a sweet finish. I found myself reaching for the glass, taking another sip. As this deep red ale hit my tongue a second time, I realize that this beer holds a quaint little secret! Once again, I set the glass down on the desk, but, unlike the first time, I have a new respect for this delicious ale. Paying more attention to the flavor this time, I realize that this brew has a creamy, sweet caramel flavor, with a very nice lingering fruity undertone - well balanced with a mild bitterness. By the time I finish the glass, this "forgettable" beer has me craving another. Quite a pleasant surprise, I will not soon be forgetting this premium ale!
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2014 02:42:21 | More by geaux750
Theakston Old Peculier from T & R Theakston Ltd.
89 out of 100 based on 851 ratings.