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Theakston Old Peculier - T & R Theakston Ltd.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

937 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 937
Reviews: 571
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 45
Gots: 50 | 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.

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DATE TASTED: September 19, 2014... GLASSWARE: Wychwood Hobgoblin stange...OCCASION: a long week ends... APPEARANCE: dark burgundy body; thick, creamy brown head that sits resiliently atop its pint; lacing is patterned... AROMA: robust raisin and black currants wake up the nostrils; malts are smoky and substantial, semisweet and aggressive... PALATE: surprisingly smooth, buttery and lactic--carbonated and warming, with a run-like draw.....TASTE: immediate butterscotch licks the tastebuds; vanilla, dough and peat constitute a promising profile...OVERALL as expected, a unique, classic profile that impresses with its sweet complexity...a beer to savor....

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My first old ale to prove. And what a nice one. Very gentle flavors but towards perfection. Sweet toffee in the nose with a more robust coffee undertone. Smooth and creamy. The roasted barley coming stronger in the taste and with sweet vanilla more than toffee. A lingering gentle sourness dominating the bitterness. Beautiful on a end of summer night on my Amsterdam balcony overlooking a silent gracht.

Theakston Old Peculier from T & R Theakston Ltd.
89 out of 100 based on 937 ratings.