Thursday, 29 December 2011
Theakston Old Peculier - The Legend (England)
Theakston Old Peculier - The Legend
5.6% ABV (reduced from 5.7% in 2010
The Theakston family have brewed Old Peculier since 1890. Hailing from the Yorkshire town of Masham, Theakston's brewery has been and is still producing great flavoured quality beers perfect for mid week drinking. The brewery features a visitors centre and offers daily brewery tours.
In the brew of Old Peculier both Pale and Crystal Malts are used along with cane sugar and caramel, all contributing to the colour and flavour of this Northern English favourite. Fuggle hops are used in both the boil and the dry hopping process adding depth and character to the mix.
An initial burnt caramel fragrance is present on the nose along with some licorice and a little resin. The dark red/brown liquid is hazy with a creamy tan head. On tasting; a good amount of bitterness is there initially and on the finish. There are also some dark malt toffee flavours accompanying the bitterness. On the palate it is surprisingly quite light for the dark colour with a good amount of weight, making for excellent drinking.
To sum up - some great bitter flavours in the mix, the colour is quite deceiving as the body is quite light allowing for quite a few of them to be consumed with ease. A good drop.