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Theakston Old Peculier - T & R Theakston Ltd.

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Theakston Old PeculierTheakston Old Peculier

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very good

958 Ratings

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Ratings: 958
Reviews: 575
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 48
Gots: 61 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-31-2001

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4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle (BBE November 2015) into a nonic pint glass

Look: Pour it into the glass and it's damn near opaque - hold it up to the light and it's a deep, ruby red.

Smell: definitely a dark fruit vibe - blackcurrants and so forth - with a bit of spiciness on top. No hops to speak of, and the malts aren't particularly up-front.

Taste: Smooth malts with a hint of spice, with hops and the dark fruits coming through at the end. OP packs quite a few flavours, none of which really dominate.

Feel: Surprisingly smooth - at first sniff you'd think this would taste like fruity paint stripper, but no. It's eminently drinkable.

Overall: Theakstons are a local (to me) brewery and Old Peculier can often be found on draught hereabouts. It's a bit heavy to be a session beer, unless your plan is to get as drunk as possible as quickly as possible. More of a 'sipping' beer - the sort of thing that you can enjoy in front of a blazing fire at the back-end of the year. Rather like now, in fact. Recommended.

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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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Theakston Old Peculier from T & R Theakston Ltd.
89 out of 100 based on 958 ratings.