Theakston Old Peculier - T & R Theakston Ltd.
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Reviews by mattster:
3.73/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Opened 12 fluid ounce bottle, poured into Nonic Tumbler.
Pours a light foamy head of 1/2 inch that quickly dissipates leaving a Lacy layer atop a dark brown brew.
Smell is of a raisin/currant and sweet malts. Taste is more subtle, but follows taste. I do get a slight little bit of astringency in the finish, but it isn't horrible. This is a good brew. There are nice bitter notes which make this a well rounded brew.
When drinking beer of this type, I think it is important to consider it as a choice with food, and I can see how this would pair well with many British dishes.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2009 12:32:36 | More by mattster
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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.