Theakston Old Peculier | T & R Theakston Ltd.

BA SCORE
88
very good
1,019 Ratings
Theakston Old PeculierTheakston Old Peculier
BEER INFO

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

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-31-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,019
Reviews:
585
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
90
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,019 |  Reviews: 585
Photo of sdm9465
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatrickCairns
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Macamah
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bitterandtwisted
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Listed on the "1001", I will review it the next time I Have it.
Also reviewed in Roger Prostz' CAMRA classic "300 Beers To Try Before You Die"

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Photo of Hanyuu
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hunteraw
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of craigmorris74
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoodviewBrew
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kitschiguy
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a slightly reddish, chocolaty brown with a very fine, big off-white head which died gradually and left lots of lacing.

Nose has lots of roasted malts - some chocolate, toffee, molasses and lots of coffee. Very nice.

Palate is much the same as the nose but with dried fruit, raisins, plums and a hint of cherry. doesn't taste sweet but bitterness is low. Nicely-balanced.

Mouth is a little thin.

This is a very nice beer. Well-balanced and complex.

Recommended.

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Photo of atpbass7
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Martine
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sephyrott
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
4.55/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark Ruby red with low carbonation, topped with 2 fingers of beige foamy head.

Amazing nose of dark malty cherries, a hint of liquorice and tar.

Cherries, dark malts, a hint of dark wood notes.

Light body, moderate carbonation. Very smooth.

Amazing brew. Light but complex and rich. Love it! Got in Bangkok Villa Market over 6 months ago. This one has travelled with me on an epic journey to Harbin and back to Chiang Mai. Drank Feb 1st, 2016.

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Photo of AlexW693
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color: dark brown, clear.
Foam beige, fine-grained, dense and compact.
Aroma: dark fruit, plums fried, sweet, overripe bananas, caramel.
Taste: at first the plan goes caramel, slightly acidic, fried plums and delicate ashes.
Gentian is a clear, dry coffee. Saturation medium, perfect.

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Photo of stevoj
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours as black as a stout, but with a red tinted foamy head. Taste is smooth and woody. Smells of coffee and chocolate. Mouthfeel seems watery, but also feels right. For a heavier British beer, this goes down smooth.

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Photo of kilobees
4.49/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tom87
3.15/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Spiceboy
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this several years ago, but still remember it as easily a Top 5 of All-time. Just wish I could find it again as it's been MIA(Missing-in-Action) in the Mid-Atlantic region(USA). Will keep it #5 on my list until I can try it again to compare to the other (4) on my list;)

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Photo of Cymro15
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Malt_Man
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served at cellar temperature from 500ml bottle into pint mug.

L) Red-tinged black, opaque. No head, only a few bubbles.

S) Warm dark caramel malts. Vague hints of spices, almost like black pepper.

T) Hint of Coca-Cola sweetness first, then a depth of lightly roasted malt, finished off with a touch of bitterness. Three distinct aspects all balance one another, with none dominating.

F) Mouthfeel is lighter than the ABV. Quite fizzy for the style. Very easy drinking.

O) Very easy drinking strong ale. Included in a 4 for £6 offer from Morrisons, so good value and recommended.

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Theakston Old Peculier from T & R Theakston Ltd.
3.94 out of 5 based on 1,019 ratings.
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