Theakston Old Peculier - T & R Theakston Ltd.
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Reviews by movingtrain:
3.93/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bottle from 2007...forgot about it in my cellar. Let's see how it held up.
Pours a dark red, almost brown color. Not much head to speak of, but a strong, thick film clinging to the sides of the glass.
The front of this beer gives off dark fruit notes--cherry, plum, raisin. There is some vanilla, wet wood, a little smokiness...the main notes here are of fruit and vanilla...perhaps dried cherries and vanilla ice cream.
The flavor has held nicely. A bit of an apple cider note in there...some true apple notes. This bounces on the tongue, very alive. There are tart cherry notes, vanilla, and wood.
The mouthfeel here is very bright, with a tart bitterness playing across the palate, but balanced with a syrup-like sweetness.
Overall, a good beer. This seems to have aged well despite the lower ABV...
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2011 01:35:27 | More by movingtrain
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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 850 ratings.