Old Peculier | T & R Theakston Ltd.

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3.96/5
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Old PeculierOld 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-31-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,427
Reviews:
589
Ratings:
1,026
pDev:
11.11%
Bros Score:
4.17
 
 
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Photo of Spiceboy
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
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 +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Malt_Man
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
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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Photo of FCox143
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one is darker, with a slightly less full-body but a better head. (Compared with Marston's Owd Rodger - another Burton Ale) the sweetness has moved down into just a hint in the undertone, with dark fruit coming forward, and hints of darker malt, appearing with some crispy bitterness at the end.

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Photo of vinicole
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown. Thin but long lasting beige head.
Malt nose. Very fruity.
Tastes if light malt and chocolate. More sweet than bitter.
Very smooth.
It was 40 years ago that I first sampled this beer. Still tastes good.

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Photo of drmeto
3.33/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L:
-pours a clear dark brown with copper tinges and a medium to big,frothy,cream-coloured head
-low carbonation visible
S:
-earthy,caramel,chocolate,plums,toffee
T:
-caramel,plums,raisins,chocolate,nutty,toffee
F:
-low to medium carbonation
-light, slightly watery body
O:
Pretty good Old ale.

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Photo of gardner254
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TGS
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andrewharemza
4/5  rDev +1%
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 +10.6%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OKCNittany
3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 123321123321
4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SayBoom
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of hopley
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
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 -31.8%
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 -7.1%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biernack
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RickyS
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Geoffq
4.67/5  rDev +17.9%
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 +14.1%
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 -8.3%
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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Old Peculier from T & R Theakston Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 1,026 ratings