This libation, which we categorise as an 'Old Ale - Dark And Full Bodied' (a Dark Ale), has a strength of 5.6% ABV.
Old Peculier is possibly one of the country’s most well-known and loved ales. This unique, beautiful brew is often imitated but never matched and is sold literally all over the world. With countless awards to its credit, it is something of which every Briton can be very proud and is the epitome of the greatest of British brewing tradition. In the early years of the modern brewing era, about two hundred years ago, many brewers produced a dark, strong ‘stock’ beer in the winter months, to provide a base amount of fermented beer to add to beers brewed in the rather more volatile months of the summer. Old Peculier probably owes its origins to this. The name pays tribute to the unique ecclesiastical status of Masham as a ‘Court of the Peculier’ and is also reference to the strong characteristic of the beer! For many years it was affectionately referred to as Yorkshire’s ‘Lunatic’s Broth’.
Old Peculier is a beautiful, yet very simple beer, brewed using a very generous blend of finest pale, crystal and roasted barley with two bitter hops combined with the majestic and noble ‘Fuggle’ hop to produce a beer of awesome full-bodied flavour with subtle cherry and rich fruit overtones. It tastes superb when accompanied by rich stews, strong cheeses and sweet puddings
So far, this is one of 11 beers from Theakston that have been sold at the Bake & Alehouse. This is not the strongest ale sold at the Bake and Alehouse, but it has the equal highest ABV has the from this brewery (they have produced another ale of the same strength that has been sold at the Bake & Alehouse. So far, here have been 14 ales with a higher ABV supplied.
To date, the Bake & Alehouse has supplied -
From THIS brewery:
One ale of this strength
10 ales with a lower ABV
From ALL breweries:
14 stronger ales
7 ales of this strength
767 weaker ales
13 ales with an unrecorded strength
Records indicate that this drink has been available in Westgate's Bake & Alehouse, on over 13 seperate occasions, since August 2012
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