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Theakston Old Peculier - T & R Theakston Ltd.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

894 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 894
Reviews: 566
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 41
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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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #58 (November 2011):

LOOK: Ruddy dark brown, big tan head

SMELL: Toffee, buttery, toasty, spice, dark fruit, brown bread, some alcohol, pepper, herbal

TASTE: Very smooth, creamy, full-ish body, dark bread, hint of brown sugar, vegetal, herbal, toasted bread, buttery, figs, mineral, faint char, carob powder

Hell yeah, the legend returns! Glad to see this classic back in the US. This is a deep beer, a thinking beer, as each sip takes you further into its depths. One of the few imports that taught us what beer could be—before the second coming of craft beer—which earns it some extra fondness from us.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 04:02:01 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my all time favorite dark English beers, when I lived in Savannah GA for three years this is one of the beers I could always find on a regular basis.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2001 22:16:24 | More by Jason
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Todd

Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 355ml English-style brown bottle. No freshess date.

Appearance: Virtually opaque in its deep and dark ruby brown colour. The tan head is thick, patchy, foamy, creamy and pours an even two fingers in width -- retains very well and sticks.

Smell: Semi-astringent raw floral hops, caramel, touch of toffee, alcohol, coffee and lacto-like sugars.

Taste: Smooth and creamy mouthfeel initially, then a slightly coarse and raw feeling coats the palate with a hop leaf and oil feeling. Lots of body and it's full with a thick, even texture. Malt sweetness is rich, with notes of bitty chickory, unsweetened chocolate, earth, light caramel. There's a distinct sharp bitterness that puckers and dries the platate with a herbal background, and lingers, then fades into toasted grain flavours. Finishes goes on forever with sugary and toasted/light caramel grains ...

Notes: Probably one of my favourite from the line at Theakston. Such the complete and masterfully crafted brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2001 00:00:01 | More by Todd
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Theakston Old Peculier from T & R Theakston Ltd.
89 out of 100 based on 894 ratings.