Theakston Old Peculier | T & R Theakston Ltd.

BA SCORE
88
very good
1,018 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:
1,018
Reviews:
585
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
Wants:
61
Gots:
90
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,018 |  Reviews: 585
Photo of Andrewharemza
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle, Pours a dark brown colour with no head. Low carbonation and full body. Aroma Lots of caramel, chocolate and coffee. Taste pretty much the same as the aroma.

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Photo of cab4514
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I bought it thinking it would be a stout, but was pleasantly surprised and fell in love with it. My only complaint is I don't know where I can get it anymore.

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Photo of Gardmark59
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OKCNittany
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 123321123321
4.6/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SayBoom
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of hopley
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look - 4.5 - Jet solid black ruby, ever so slightly opaque - ruby red. Nice small lacy off white head that retains thick syrupy bubbles.
Smell - - 4.0 - Can't get much but smells like a watered-down stout, "watered-down" not meant to be derogatory.
Taste 4.5 - Creamy thick and solid. Very highly tasty. Tastes more like an old ale as it is billed, not like a stout that I thought it was.
Feel - 4.5 - Creamy thick and solid - nice thick solid creamy mouth feel...
Overall - 4.5 - This beer is a real treat, look forward to drinking it again.

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Photo of gumbee86
2.7/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice ale.. Good toffee mid notes.

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Photo of Decko
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - dark brown with creamy forth head which didn't stay. Some lacing. S - malt and coffee but with another scent that's reminiscent of wine or port. T - sweet maltiness with coffee roast overtones dominate the taste. A nice dry finish balances that a little. M - good carbonation and full-ish body. O - really enjoyable beer, my first old ale. I like the balance of it but a couple would probably be enough and the sweetness might be a little much. Would definitely buy again.

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Photo of futbol47
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biernack
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RickyS
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Geoffq
4.67/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A classic beer preferred on draught to bottle or can silky smooth beer

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Photo of Isambard761
4.52/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A very smooth, dark beer. Strong malt taste but not too overbearing.

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Photo of WGO
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Almost black with ruby tinges. Billowing tan coloured head. Looks very appealing.
Not much hop presence in the aroma, more bready, biscuity malts. Aroma is subtle maybe too subtle.
Taste is Choclate, bit of burnt coffee. Maybe some toffee too. Slightly astringent. Carbonation is low leading to quiet a full bodied beer.
Overall very nice, would try again but not rave about it.

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Photo of SputnikMonroe
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Camden96
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Sharpee1937
3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A dark impressive pleasant ale.

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Photo of ystazi
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Burkbom23
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DMarlinJ
3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of andyasp
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Theakston Old Peculier from T & R Theakston Ltd.
3.94 out of 5 based on 1,018 ratings.
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