August 30, 2013

The Brü Revü – Theakston Old Peculier

I am not sure how I ended up with this beer, but it has been in my beer fridge for a while taunting me.  The Theakston Old Peculier is not a Barleywine like I initially thought due to it’s name, but rather it’s an English Old Ale.  It poured a deep mahogany with a full tan head and an aroma of dark fruits and sweet malts and caramel.  For whatever reason I wasn’t expecting much, but the first taste was a pleasant surprise.  It was definitely a malt forward brew that highlighted a deeper roasted malt and nuttiness with a hint of bitterness to keep the sweetness in check.  It was medium bodied and soft on the palate that accentuated the drinking experience.  I went in with little expectations and came away very happy.  The Old Peculier is a great malty English brew that was a pleasure to drink.

Theakston Old Peculier

1 comment:

  1. Do you remember where in Austin the Old Peculier was purchased? It's been several years since I had one, but it was a favorite.
    Also, didn't see it mentioned on here, but next winter you may want to try Austin Beerworks' Sputnik. I believe it's a Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout. I'm all about the dark and malty, not so much for the hops, and that one was a big winner for me...