Theakston Old Peculier - T & R Theakston Ltd.

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Theakston Old PeculierTheakston Old Peculier

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BA SCORE
89
very good

941 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 941
Reviews: 571
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 45
Gots: 53 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of dacrza1
4.41/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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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4/5  rDev +1%

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2/5  rDev -49.5%

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4.8/5  rDev +21.2%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.1/5  rDev +3.5%

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.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

A truly great beer, Old Peculiar by Theakston sets the standard for the old ale style.

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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3.6/5  rDev -9.1%

Poured from a half liter while sitting in my temp apartment in London. Life's good...
Brown with red tint in the light. I didn't give it the best pour, but a reasonably thick cream colored head with some staying power.
Nose...virtually none at all. I took a break and smelled some fresh air from the window and came back for another wiff, but again almost nothing. I read some of the other reviews on this beer talking about toffee, brown bread, etc notes...sorry, they forgot to put that in this one. I went to the bathroom and came back for one last smell (even tried to stick my nose down into the bottle), but no. This is a fresh beer BTW judging by the label (I am in London after all).
Moving on, I was ready to be disappointed with a flavorless brew, but was very happy with the taste. Creamy, coffee, toffee...all that good stuff. I mean, it isn't a stout or something, but really a full flavorful beer. Nice finish without off flavors coming out.
Lovely beer. Might have another now.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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Theakston Old Peculier from T & R Theakston Ltd.
89 out of 100 based on 941 ratings.