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Best Bitter
Bitter
Blonde
3.6 °

Fermentation Basse
Theakston

Putting modesty aside for a moment, we believe that Theakston Best is the definitive English bitter. Golden in colour with a smooth, mellow taste. Brewed and (dry hopped) using Fuggle hops. A satisfying, refreshing pint - and it's available all year round. Tasting notes: initial sweetness is quickly balanced by subtle fruitiness and moderate hop bitterness. In short, you should expect a full flavour and bitter-sweet palate.







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Black Bull
Bitter
Blonde
3.9 °

Fermentation Basse
Theakston

With the name reminding us of Theakston's long and rich history, Black Bull bitter was originally brewed to commemorate our original pub and brewhouse. But this amber bitter is all grown up now - and more than able to stand on its own two feet (which is just as well, since its popularity has meant it's become a member of the family). More bitter than Best, this refreshing beer is hopped using traditional Goldings. Tasting notes: crisp and refreshing; Goldings hops result in a citrus flavour (in both taste and smell), allied with a satisfyingly dry taste throughout.

Theakston Coopers Butt






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Coopers Butt
Bitter
Ambrée
4.3 °

Fermentation Basse
Theakston

An amber- red bitter in the classic Indian Pale Ale (IPA) style, full-bodied and robust in flavour. It is late- and dry-hopped with Golding hops to give a splendidly pronounced citrus element to the aroma and palate. There is initial sweetness, which gives way to complex fruitiness followed by a bitter finish.This beer was brewed to commemorate the trussing-in of Jonathan Manby in June 1999, marking the completion of his apprenticeship to become a journeyman cooper. (A Butt is a 3 barrel capacity cask.)

Theakston Hogshead






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Hogshead
Bitter
Blonde
4.1 °

Fermentation Basse
Theakston

Originally brewed in July 1994 to celebrate the trussing-in of our new brewery cooper, Peter Coates, this dark, robust, full-flavoured bitter has a rich colour, medium strength and is distinctly bitter in flavour. Its hoppy aroma is balanced by maltiness and the subtle underlying tones of cane sugar.

Theakston Light Foot






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Light Foot
Bitter
Blonde
5.4 °

Fermentation Haute
Theakston

Lightfoot was created as a tribute to the other Masham brewery we acquired in 1919. It's a refreshing pale beer - dry and light with a pronounced floral hop aroma and a mellow, satisfying hoppy aftertaste. It's ideal for the summertime. The label and pump depict the Lightfoot Brewery's celebrated cricket team - and while this beer definitely won't give you the runs, it will score highly on the tastebuds.

Theakston Masham






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Masham
Bitter
Blonde
6.5 °

Fermentation Haute
Theakston

At 6.5% in cask form, Masham Ale is the strongest of all Theakston beers. It's not a regular brew, but an occasional and very popular visitor to the Theakston portfolio - reserved as a special ale for high days and holidays. Masham is a fine, deceptively smooth, tawny ale, brewed with a good balance of malt and fruit and the traditional Fuggle hop which adds to its superb palate, taste and character.

Theakston Mild






Angleterre

Mild
Lager
Blonde
3.6 °

Fermentation Basse
Theakston

Wrongly derided in recent years as an "old bloke's drink", the best milds (like this one) can be simply sublime. Theakston Mild is particularly notable because of the three-malt brewing process we use. Each different malt (pale, crystal and black malt) makes its own contribution, and the result is a dark, dry, satisfying pint. Available all year round. Tasting notes: a rich, full-bodied pint complemented by a palatable dryness and a roasted character; a rounded, hoppy flavour with a distinctive texture. Mild was first created in the middle of the 19th century as a cheaper, and in many cases, weaker alternative to the darker ales prevalent at that time - hence the name. Mild was particularly popular among farm and factory workers as a way of replenishing liquid lost through physical labour. By the mid-20th century, mild was the most popular kind of draught beer in Britain.







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Old Peculier
Ale
Brune
5.7 °

Fermentation Haute
Theakston

A dark, strong beer, Old Peculier is justifiably famous for its rich and complete character, it's sheer strength - and for being a beer with a long history. And please note the strength - Old Peculier is not to be messed with. The message is "handle with care". Available all year round. Tasting notes: its initial sweetness is, apparently, "of roasted and vinous notes with a subtle bitter aftertaste". Strong fruitiness, often with "banana notes" standing out, is derived from Old Peculier's fermentation process.







Angleterre

XB
Lager
Ambrée
4.6 °

Fermentation Basse
Theakston

A premium strength beer with a rich, fruity taste to match. Ruby coloured (some people describe it as "reddish"), the Xtra strength in XB brings out its complex aroma to perfection. Available all year round. Tasting notes: expect a rich body and full flavour; like Best, XB balances bitterness and sweetness, offsetting hoppy bitterness with fruitiness. (But why "XB"? In the early 1980s when this beer was about to be launched, the question around the brewery was "So what are we going to call it?" At that time, Best Bitter casks were stencilled with "BBB" and Old Peculier casks with "XXX". Being thrifty Yorkshiremen with only "X" and "B" stencils to play with, we naturally opted for "XB")

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