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Old Peculier | T & R Theakston Ltd.

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3.95/5
Very Good
1,036 Ratings
Old PeculierOld Peculier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
T & R Theakston Ltd.
England, United Kingdom
theakstons.co.uk

Style: English Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

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Ranking:
#11,531
Reviews:
595
Ratings:
1,036
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
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65
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Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark brown and seems as black as a stout, light head on top but great looks
The smell is nutty and caramel with plenty of malt.
Taste is great, a smooth malty taste with notes of caramel and toffee with a small hint of nut and dried fruit.
Feels Smooth and finished more sweet than bitter but a great balance.
Overall a great ale

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Photo of Snowcrash000
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep, dark mahogany coloration with a reddish tint and a medium, creamy head. Smells of toasted, caramel malt and dark fruits, with just a hint of estery spice. Taste is dominated by sweet and lightly toasted caramel malt and dark fruits: fig, raisins, with just a hint of chocolate, licorice, toffee, estery spice and herbal hops. Finishes more sweet than bitter, with a light bitterness and some dark fruits and licorice lingering in the aftertaste. A rather nice English Old Ale with a good balance, although perhaps a bit too much on the sweet side. Still rather enjoyable, with a good mouthfeel and depth of flavor.

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Photo of lhwjanssen
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beck_Hardy_UK
2.7/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into pint glass. Dark w/a khaki head. Aroma of toffee, chocolate, and dark fruits. Taste is chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, etc. Mouth feel is creamy and smooth. Over all an excellent offering from Theakston.

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Photo of KooVee
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle, 8m to bb.

Deep ruby/mahogany, foam to match style.

Aroma is raisin, dried dark fruit, dark syrup with a slightly metallic edge. Some caramel and toffee once it warms up.

Taste is smooth dark bread, some grain, but not to any particularly large extent. Prunes, some dark sugar. Little bitterness as such, but it matches the sweetness perfectly so that the end result is balanced and if not dry, not wearying in any way. Very drinkable. Mouthfeel could be a bit thicker for my tastes... but that depends on the context.. on tap the fluidity is perfect, from bottle at home one is conditioned to have a more sip-oriented body.

The aroma and taste combination is quite recognizable, and actually feels like a bit of a cross between a (smaller part of) quad of rochefort 10 type and a dark British ale. The prune notes I guess and the aroma of dark syrup. A classic.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown with ruby highlights. Pretty. Little, if any, head.
Lovely aroma of caramel and toffee, with some dark fruit.
Caramel and toffee taste. A hint of peat. Cherry and raisins.
Medium-bodied.

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Photo of JonnoWillsteed
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L- Very dark ruby/mahogany. Ours with a thin pale tan head that clears swiftly to lacing.
S- Dark puddingy smell, conjours up images of a trad Xmas dinner.
T- Gentle at first, but builds swiftly. Toffee, molasses (a rich smokey edge). Very distinctive profile, if this was a regular of yours you'd spot it a mile off in a blind tasting.
F- It has good hopping but it's on the richer side of the scale.
O- Lovely, I'd call this a classic winter-warmer. I'm enjoying it tonight together with a pre-prep'd lamb-shank in rich gravy [Tesco] and buttered mash. Perfect on a dark, cold and rainy night. Perfect combo too to mark my 250th review, 35 years after first drinking this beer whilst at university in Yorkshire :)

£1.80/500ml from Sainsbury's - a total bargain at that price. BB: 31/10/19

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Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NOLANDMAN
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GoHabsGo
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Independent
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is as close to the nectar of the god's on Olympus as anything you can drink! I first tasted this, recommended to me as I drank pints of bitter in a Welsh pub as the best bottled beer in the world. I've never found anyone who really likes beer who didn't agree, from Yorkshire to Georgetown (Washington D.C.). Theakston deserves an International Medal of Honor for this incredible brew! Looks rich, smells like heaven, taste and feel? Pure nectar!l

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Photo of trevorpost
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpongeHop
3.11/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

L - Dark brown, nearly black. Clear. Amber-brown light shines through. Beige head that dissipates relatively quickly. Leaves lacing on the side of the glass.
S & T - Aroma of wholegrain graham crackers. Tastes like fizzy water with no real discernible notes at first, then goes into the wholegrain graham crackers taste, but very lightly so. Finally a strange mineralic caramel aftertaste alongside some bitterness, then finishes again with the fizzy water. Lingers on the lips with a mostly bitter tone, with a very slight generic hop-pellet taste.
F - Thin mouthfeel.

O - little bit disappointing. Very fizzy watery. Smells better than it tastes. Has a strange mineralic, metallic tinny quality to it.

Wouldn't recommend this one.

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Photo of Castolo
3.03/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle served cool into a pint glass. Reviewed while on vacation in the UK. Best before April 30, 2018

Appearance - dark ruby and Amber brown coloured beer. A gentle and loose two and a half fingers of off white head are poured. Some sparse lacing.

Smell - some metallic notes mixed with hearty caramel, butterscotch toffee and even molasses. With no metallic notes this scores higher.

Taste- middling to heavy bitterness. Some peat and earthiness, with caramel and toffee and molasses . Some wood complexities too.

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, a bit sticky with a pricklier than expected finish. Very good and robust feel.

Overall - very good beer that improves as it warms. An impressive first beer in England.

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Photo of Phoodcritic
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lupercmda
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Momon
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TwiggyCZ
3.19/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RMW66
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Treefig33
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thommo_nk
3.46/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jhart96
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a dark brown with a red hue. The aroma is of plenty of caramel, some booze and some faint hops. The flavor is mild and delicate. Some dark fruit flavors and mild bitterness at the end. Smooth mouthfeel. Delicious.

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Old Peculier from T & R Theakston Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 1,036 ratings