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Theakstons Ltd

A brewery in Ripon.

Wellgarth, Masham, Ripon, West Yorkshire, HG4 4YD
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01765 680000

info@theakstons.co.uk

http://www.theakstons.co.uk/

Facilities include: Real Ale, Shop,

Mon - Sun: 10:30 - 16:30

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Shot in the Dark 4.2

A black 'Schwarzbier' style lagered ale, brewed especially for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival.

Tasting Notes: A typical 'Schwarzbier' brewed with black malt to give an intense lingering dark chocolate flavour, and German hops to give a cool, crisp tasting beer. Intriguing and satisfying

Theakston Barista Stout 4.2

Barista Stout highlights the harmonious flavour of coffee blended with malted barley.

Tasting Notes: The brewing worlds of beer and coffee collide to create this nitrogen infused smooth, velvety, lip smacking coffee flavoured stout. Crème caramel and vanilla flavours with hints of dark berry fruits combined with a bold espresso aroma. Hops – FUGGLE and CHALLENGER combined with seven cereal malts and deep roasted Arabican coffee. Cold filtered and un-pasteurised to accentuate the flavours of this very different coffee flavoured dark Ale. A drinking sensation!

Theakston Best 3.7

The quintessential English mid strength ale – a perfect balance of malt and subtle hops.

Tasting Notes: The definitive English Bitter. This fine golden-coloured beer has a full flavour that lingers pleasantly on the palate. With good bitter sweet balance, this beer has a subtle hop character described as citrus and spicy. It’s a refreshing and very satisfying pint – noted for the aroma of its Fuggle hops and the dry hopping of Bramling Cross to add to its characteristic Theakston aroma.

Theakston Best Bitter 3.8

The quintessential English mid strength ale – a perfect balance of malt and subtle hops.

Tasting Notes: The definitive English Bitter. This fine golden-coloured beer has a full flavour that lingers pleasantly on the palate. With good bitter sweet balance, this beer has a subtle hop character described as citrus and spicy. It’s a refreshing and very satisfying pint – noted for the aroma of its Fuggle hops and the dry hopping of Bramling Cross to add to its characteristic Theakston aroma.

Theakston Black Bull Bitter 3.9

A bright, amber Bitter, well attenuated to give a crisp, refreshingly dry taste. The late and dry hopping with Golding hops ensures a pronounced citrus fruit flavour and aroma.

Tasting Notes: Black Bull Bitter was launched in 1993 to commemorate the name of the first pub and brew house bought by Robert Theakston in 1827. In brewing Black Bull bitter we ferment nearly all the sugar out leaving a dry, spicy flavoured ale with a hint of sweetness provided by the abundant use of lovely Bramling hops.

Theakston Christmas Ale 4.7

A masterpiece of brewing – rich, full-flavoured ale with Cinnamon and raisins, together with a hint of walnut.

Tasting Notes: A blend of finest brewers’ malt and oats to give outstanding body set off with cinnamon and raisins sweetness balanced off by a hint of walnut and hard brewing liquor to give a beer of outstanding stature, balance and quality.

Theakston Coopers Butt 4.3

A full bodied premium ale in the traditional IPA style.

Tasting Notes: An amber red, full bodied bitter in the classic IPA style. Robust in flavour, late and dry hopped with Golding and Fuggle hops to give a pronounced citrus taste and aroma.

Theakston Crime of Passion 4.2

A delicious, fruity beer benefiting from the use of cascade hops, disguised behind a deep ruby red exterior!

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Theakston Double Cross IPA 4.2

A classic IPA with a beautifully balanced malt and hop character.

Tasting Notes: In the style of the original export ale using Old English hops, married to traditional malt, Double Cross IPA is a full bodied and satisfying pale golden ale with a clean and fresh tasting flavour.

Theakston Green Hop Ale 4.1

An amber ale with a zesty lemon citrus aroma and a refreshing fruity finish.

Tasting Notes: Theakston Green Hop Ale is brewed using freshly picked English Pioneer Hops grown in Yorkshire, finest quality pale and crystal malts to give a golden amber coloured ale of subtle maltiness combined with a lemon citrus aroma and a refreshing fruity flavour.

Theakston Grouse Beater 4.2

A golden mid-gravity bitter with initial sweetness balanced with a moderate hop bitterness. Dry hopped with Fuggles to give a delicate aroma complimented by a subtle hint of Moor land berry, a favourite with Grouse.

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Theakston Hogshead 4.1

This robust ale exhibits a maltiness with underlying tones of luscious cane sugars whilst the use of Bramling Cross dry hops contribute to the striking aroma and palate.

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Theakston Hogshead Bitter 4.1

Hogshead Bitter is a very traditional style of beer using the finest Maris Otter malt, combined with luscious cane sugars complimented by delicious, fruity Bramling cross hops to give a malty, crisp and hoppy flavoured ale.

Tasting Notes: This robust ale exhibits a maltiness with underlying tones of luscious cane sugars whilst the use of Bramling Cross dry hops contribute to the striking aroma and palate.

Theakston Infallible 4.2

Theakston has committed to a long-term sponsorship programme aimed at recovering the wild salmon stocks to their former glory. As part of the plan, we launched a special commemorative ale, Infallible to raise the profile of this important ecological work.

Tasting Notes: A full bodied- warming malty ale with luxurious molasses and roasted malt flavour scented with very light hop characteristic.

Theakston Lightfoot 4.1

Light, continental blonde beer style.

Tasting Notes: This is a very pale, straw coloured ale that uses a blend of finest English ale malt, wheat and German and Slovakian hops to achieve a ‘continental blonde’ style, flavour and aroma.

Theakston Masham Ale 6.5

This deceptively smooth, full bodied, strong ale is tawny in colour and exhibits a beautifully rich balanced character of malt, fruit and Fuggle hops.

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Theakston Masham Four & Twenty 4.2

Fruit zest and honey.

Tasting Notes: An amber coloured pale ale brewed using finest pale and crystal barley, Target, Challenger and Progress bitter hops and generous amounts of Sovereign hops to give a delightful honeyed aroma and flavour balanced by a refreshing zesty fruit finish.

Theakston Masham Oaked Ale 4.3

A citrus golden ale with hints of vanilla oak,

Tasting Notes: Theakston Masham Oaked Ale is a subtly oaked golden ale brewed using a blend of normal finest quality Pale Ale with Light Crystal and Munich malts which, combined with the hints of vanilla flavour of oak and the New Zealand Wakatu hop to give a beer of outstanding floral and vanilla oaked character.

Theakston Mild 3.5

Mild as a beer style is one of the oldest in the British brewing tradition. As its name suggests, Mild is mild in terms of alcohol and hop bitterness

Tasting Notes: The superb flavours of this style of beer are driven by the use of top quality crystal and roasted barleys.

Theakston Old Peculier 5.6

"The Legend" - One of the world’s great beers – smooth, strong and mellow.

Tasting Notes: The beer that made Masham famous – rich, dark and smooth tasting, with a character all of its own. Brewed using the traditional Fuggle hop, Old Peculier is our best known beer and has a large and enthusiastic following all over Britain and around the world.

Theakston Pale Ale 4.5

Spicy citrus aroma, zingy grapefruit and tangerine flavour, nutty malt undertones.

Tasting Notes: A potent mix of Summit, El Dorado and Cascade hops delivers a hefty zing of spicy citrus, sweet orange and stone-fruits. Generous helpings of Lager and Munich malts give balance and a straw coloured appearance, all to create the ultimate thirst quencher.

Theakston Paradise Ale 4.2

A full bodied ale using pale ale malt and an exotic blend of old and new world full hop flowers including Cascade to give a light, lusciously flavoured taste of Paradise.

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Theakston Peculier IPA 5.1

Peculier IPA is our modern take on a beer style first developed in the 19th century for our armed forces serving in India.

Tasting Notes: Theakston Peculier IPA is a new world craft keg IPA brewed in Masham using a combination of Cluster, Simcoe & Bullion hops from the US and locally grown hops infused into a mash of finest quality malted barley to produce a delicate ale of Pine and new world hop aroma and subtle mango, guava and honey flavour.

Theakston Pink Grapefruit Ale 3.9

A light Golden Ale brewed using Sussex hops to give the unmistakable aroma and flavour of pink grapefruit.

Tasting Notes: Fruity, citrus

Theakston River's Answer 3.7

Sweet malted ale, smoked tea and fruity oranges.

Tasting Notes: A pleasantly smoked China tea initial sensation is complimented by a full malty flavour with delightful mandarin orange in the finish, one for the craft ale connoisseur.

Theakston Royal Salute 5.0

A strong pale ale brew using the finest pale and crystal barley, Target, Challenger and Progress bitter hops and generous amounts of Sovereign hops for fruit flavour. A perfectly balanced ale combining malt with bitter and fruit hops.

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Theakston Shot in the Dark 4.2

A dark, Scandinavian style lagered ale.

Tasting Notes: A fascinating combination of a traditional English brewing technique with Scandinavian dark lager ingredients of Rye, Wheat and continental hops to give a distinctive and refreshing cask ale.

Theakston Smooth Dark 3.5

Served in the first ever, all black condensation fount, Theakston Smooth Dark is a brewery conditioned ale which we launched in 2008.

Tasting Notes: Brewed using all the usual finest ingredients, this innovative style of beer has been designed by our brewing team to meet a growing demand by an increasing number of younger male and female consumers, as well as the more traditional ones, for lower ABV and cooler dispensed ale brands. In a market where consumers are increasingly aware of alcohol units and calories, where cooler dispensed products are preferred, Theakston Smooth Dark has been the perfect solution. Theakston Smooth Dark looks great and tastes even better! It is the perfect accompaniment to strong flavoured foods of all kinds.

Theakston Smooth Dark Extra Cool 3.5

Brewed using three different malts for body, flavour and texture to give a cool, smooth, refreshing and deeply satisfying flavour.

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Theakston Tour de Wot? 4.0

A delightful, tropical fruit flavoured ale with a clean, zesty, thirst-quenching finish.

Tasting Notes: Theakston ‘Tour de Wot?’ is a delicious combination of British and continental barleys brewed with the rare Amarillo hop from the USA and traditional English hops to give a brew of exceptional flavour and taste. A subtle, zesty aroma leads to a pronounced tropical fruit flavour, tempered by a crisp, fresh finish, on a biscuit like-malt foundation.

Theakston Traditional Mild 3.5

One of the few truly national Mild brands, classically dark, dry and flavoursome.

Tasting Notes: A dark, delicious beer with a dry palate and a full, rounded, Fuggle hop flavour. It is brewed using three malts; pale malt for body, crystal malt for rich flavour and black malt for texture and taste and is one of the only truly national, permanently available Mild brands.

Theakston Vanilla Stout 4.5

This beer is deep ruby in colour with a fragrant aroma.

Tasting Notes: This leads to a beer with a mellow roasted malt character, complemented by vanilla notes.

Theakston XB 4.5

XB is a rare delight, a real ale connoisseur’s masterpiece. A strong full-bodied ale with a subtle but superb blend of two types of bitter and three fruit hop varieties giving a most thirst quenching and satisfying ale

Tasting Notes: This is a premium strength ale, ruby coloured with a rich flavour and full body. The balance between bitterness and fruitiness from the Bramling Cross and Fuggle hops used give XB the distinctively complex aroma, making it the beer to savour.

Theakston XB Beer 4.4

A classic rich copper coloured, full- bodied ale brewed in Masham.

Tasting Notes: A premium strength ale, ruby coloured with a rich flavour and full body. The balance between bitterness and fruitiness from the Bramling Cross and Fuggle hops used give XB the distinctively complex aroma, making it the beer to savour.

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