Theakston Old Peculier - T & R Theakston Ltd.
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Reviews by SmashPants:
4.38/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle: Embossed and funky 500mL brown bottle, old-school label, a cool name and a 10-word crime novel. What more could you want?
Appearance: dark, plum-brown colour with a two-finger, thick tan head with great retention.
Aroma: sweet and creamy at first, caramel and nuts, with further dark fruits and chocolate. A bit weak.
Taste: very smooth and palatable, with the characteristics of the nose coming forward in the flavour. Very malty and rich, not mention warm and roasty.
Aftertaste: stays for a good while, heavy biscuit and bread malts linger. Nice warming effect, can't pick the 5.7%, it's made so well.
Mouth feel: lovely, creamy body. Low-to-moderate carbonation, very palatable.
Overall: a great, fun old English beer. Wonderful :) Very smooth and palatable, with the characteristics of the nose coming forward in the flavour. Very malty and rich, not mention warm and roasty. A lovely, lovely brew, but it is still AU$110 a case of 16 x 500mL. This one, though, is well worth it.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2012 10:57:36 | More by SmashPants
More User Reviews:
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 850 ratings.