Theakston Old Peculier - T & R Theakston Ltd.
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Reviews by tfinn:
2.68/5 rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
pours a cola color. chunky mixed-bubbled head dies down quickly.
smells not like hops or malt, but spices like anise or coriander, but very faint.
taste is... a dry beer cola. think RC without the sugar or high carbonation. honestly if I had this from a 2 liter bottle or can I wouldn't have figured out it was beer until I was a 1/4 way into my glass.
mouthfeel is mineraly, which fits with the cola-ish style. very wet and thin, like dilute flat cola. less acidic, but still along those lines.
this is drinkable; but it's still... cola. I just can't shake the cola connection here.
I don't get it. this is supposed to be an old ale yet it has none of the nice beerish qualities of an old ale, like MALT perhaps? it tastes like a mass-manufactured alcoholic "malternative" soft drink. I'd much rather have a flanders old ale, german alt, or HOTD adam over this anyday.
oh well. it is peculier, and I can see its draw, but it's not for me.
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2004 06:00:48 | More by tfinn
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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.
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