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Ringwood Old Thumper (now superseded by 5.1% version - separate entry)

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The Mechanical ElephantMargate, Kent11 Jun 2016
The Society RoomsMaidstone, Kent01 Dec 2013
Rupert BrookeRugby, Warwickshire06 Jul 2013
Haven ArmsHedon, East Yorkshire05 Jul 2013
The Chequers InnStourbridge, West Midlands25 Jun 2013
The Crosse KeysCity, Central London09 Apr 2013
The Muggleton InnMaidstone, Kent18 Jan 2013
The Lord JohnStroud, Gloucestershire04 Jan 2013
The Bottle of SackSutton Coldfield, West Midlands25 Dec 2012
The BaumRochdale, Greater Manchester19 Dec 2012
The Inn on the FurlongRingwood, Hampshire24 Oct 2012
The West Gate InnCanterbury, Kent29 Sep 2012
The Bishop BlaizeStretford, Greater Manchester12 Sep 2012
The Hunworth Bell (formerly The Hunny Bell)Hunworth, Norfolk22 Aug 2012
The Sovereign of the SeasPetts Wood, Greater London25 Jun 2012
Anchor BleuBosham, West Sussex23 Feb 2012
The Last InnOswestry, Shropshire14 Jan 2012
The Archibald SimpsonAberdeen, Aberdeenshire30 Nov 2011
The White Lion HotelTenterden, Kent19 Nov 2011
The SteamboatSouth Shields, Tyne and Wear04 Jul 2011
Jinnie InnRolleston-on-Dove, Staffordshire24 Apr 2011
The Churchill TavernRamsgate, Kent04 Dec 2010
The Giddy BridgeSouthampton, Hampshire09 Oct 2010
Hooden Smokehouse & Cellar (formerly Hooden on the Hill)Willesborough, Kent19 Sep 2010
Spark House (formerly The Drum)Leyton, Greater London03 Aug 2010
The Crown InnOld Basing, Hampshire04 Jun 2010
The Old Sun InnBuxton, Derbyshire18 May 2010
The William MorrisHammersmith, Greater London13 Oct 2009
The Earl of DalkeithKettering, Northamptonshire21 Sep 2009
Haworth Old Hall InnHaworth, West Yorkshire12 May 2009
The ChambersFolkestone, Kent24 Feb 2009
Bowl InnCharing, Kent14 Jul 2006

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

The Mechanical Elephant, Margate, Kent

DosserGood11 Jun 2016 I had to explain to the boss why I didnt want it pulled through a southern or any other type of sparkler.

The Society Rooms, Maidstone, Kent

DosserAcceptable01 Dec 2013 Last one out
AlenomoreNot Tried17 Aug 2013
PedroNot Tried18 Jan 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried29 Nov 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried17 Oct 2012
PedroExcellent17 Oct 2012
EddieGood02 Oct 2012 Good strong malty ale from the Ringwood brewery
AlenomoreNot Tried19 Sep 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried18 Sep 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried05 Jul 2012
PedroGood30 Sep 2011

Rupert Brooke, Rugby, Warwickshire

Nick WillisGood06 Jul 2013

Haven Arms, Hedon, East Yorkshire

ChrisENot Tried05 Jul 2013

The Chequers Inn, Stourbridge, West Midlands

HSBNot Tried25 Jun 2013

The Crosse Keys, City, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried09 Apr 2013

The Muggleton Inn, Maidstone, Kent

PedroNot Tried18 Jan 2013
PedroNot Tried26 Jun 2012
PedroExcellent25 Jun 2012

The Lord John, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Philip PirripNot Tried04 Jan 2013

The Bottle of Sack, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

DosserExcellent25 Dec 2012

The Baum, Rochdale, Greater Manchester

ChrisENot Tried19 Dec 2012
Magnus GreelNot Tried19 Dec 2012

The Inn on the Furlong, Ringwood, Hampshire

EddieExcellent24 Oct 2012 Very malty strong ale :)
ChrisENot Tried06 Sep 2012

The West Gate Inn, Canterbury, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried29 Sep 2012

The Bishop Blaize, Stretford, Greater Manchester

AlenomoreNot Tried12 Sep 2012

The Hunworth Bell (formerly The Hunny Bell), Hunworth, Norfolk

HSBGood22 Aug 2012

The Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood, Greater London

oz11Good25 Jun 2012
oz11Not Tried22 Jun 2012
oz11Not Tried24 Nov 2011

Anchor Bleu, Bosham, West Sussex

thebrewingmanNot Tried23 Feb 2012

The Last Inn, Oswestry, Shropshire

Bear & Ragged StaffGood14 Jan 2012 Fruity, full bodied and strong. Pleasant.

The Archibald Simpson, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleAcceptable30 Nov 2011 Strangely anonymous for a strong bitter.

The White Lion Hotel, Tenterden, Kent

PedroGood19 Nov 2011

The Steamboat, South Shields, Tyne and Wear

Flying.geordieExcellent04 Jul 2011

Jinnie Inn, Rolleston-on-Dove, Staffordshire

GarryAcceptable24 Apr 2011

The Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate, Kent

IanNot Tried04 Dec 2010
BlairNot Tried19 Mar 2010
BlairNot Tried17 Mar 2010
BlairNot Tried14 Mar 2010
BlairGood07 Mar 2010 Strong fruity beer.
BlairNot Tried05 Mar 2010
BlairNot Tried26 Feb 2010
BlairNot Tried17 Feb 2010
BlairNot Tried06 Feb 2010
BlairNot Tried28 Jan 2010
BlairNot Tried09 Jan 2010
BlairNot Tried24 Dec 2009
BlairNot Tried18 Dec 2009
BlairNot Tried10 Dec 2009
BlairNot Tried04 Dec 2009
BlairNot Tried21 Nov 2009
BlairNot Tried19 Nov 2009
BlairNot Tried13 Nov 2009
BlairNot Tried07 Nov 2009
BlairNot Tried31 Oct 2009
BlairGood24 Oct 2009 Not as good as usual, maybe because it was a tad cold. Still a good fruity ale with a nice kick.
BlairNot Tried17 Oct 2009
BlairExcellent16 Oct 2009 Rich, fruity and easy to drink. This, Adnams Broadside and Fuller's ESB really seem to have it down in the strong bitter department.
BlairNot Tried10 Oct 2009
BlairNot Tried25 Sep 2009
BlairNot Tried06 Sep 2009
BlairNot Tried09 Aug 2009
BlairNot Tried25 Jun 2009
BlairNot Tried10 May 2009
BlairNot Tried09 May 2009
BlairNot Tried04 May 2009
BlairNot Tried17 Apr 2009
BlairNot Tried04 Apr 2009
BlairNot Tried01 Apr 2009
BlairNot Tried28 Mar 2009
AndrewNot Tried21 Mar 2009
BlairNot Tried11 Mar 2009
BlairNot Tried08 Mar 2009
BlairNot Tried07 Mar 2009
BlairNot Tried27 Feb 2009
BlairNot Tried25 Feb 2009
BlairExcellent14 Feb 2009 On great form. Creamy with malt and toffee with a complex fruity flavour.
BlairNot Tried13 Feb 2009
BlairNot Tried07 Feb 2009
BlairGood03 Feb 2009 Not quite at it's best but still a very enjoyable pint.
BlairNot Tried31 Jan 2009
BlairNot Tried03 Dec 2008
BlairNot Tried27 Nov 2008
IanNot Tried22 Nov 2008
TrevorNot Tried20 Nov 2008
BlairExcellent15 Nov 2008 Gorgeous. Sweet, fruity and very easy to drink.
BlairNot Tried13 Nov 2008
BlairNot Tried30 Oct 2008
BlairNot Tried22 Oct 2008
BlairNot Tried17 Oct 2008
BlairGood12 Oct 2008 Rich and fruity. Good beer. Has been better in here though, just last week in fact.
BlairNot Tried09 Oct 2008
BlairNot Tried28 Sep 2008
BlairExcellent13 Sep 2008 Best pint of thumper I've had. Really fruity, quite sweet but not too sweet. Full bodied and just great.
BlairNot Tried05 Sep 2008
BlairNot Tried31 Aug 2008
BlairNot Tried18 Aug 2008
BlairNot Tried17 Aug 2008
BlairNot Tried16 Aug 2008
BlairNot Tried06 Aug 2008
BlairNot Tried31 Jul 2008
BlairNot Tried17 Jul 2008
BlairNot Tried13 Jul 2008
BlairNot Tried05 Jul 2008
BrianNot Tried05 Jul 2008
BlairNot Tried27 Jun 2008
BlairNot Tried25 Jun 2008
BlairNot Tried20 Jun 2008
BlairNot Tried16 Jun 2008
BlairNot Tried28 May 2008
BlairAcceptable14 May 2008 Not a great pint of this, the Old Thumper normally tastes funny in here and I'm not sure why.
BlairNot Tried28 Apr 2008
BlairNot Tried16 Apr 2008
BlairNot Tried29 Mar 2008
AndrewNot Tried15 Feb 2007
AndrewNot Tried22 Dec 2005
IanNot Tried25 Mar 2005

The Giddy Bridge, Southampton, Hampshire

AlenomoreNot Tried09 Oct 2010

Hooden Smokehouse & Cellar (formerly Hooden on the Hill), Willesborough, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried19 Sep 2010
IanAcceptable29 May 2010 Sweetish, some milk choc. Toffee. Just too sweet for me. Good sting on finish. Could see people finding this dangerously drinkable.

Spark House (formerly The Drum), Leyton, Greater London

ChrisENot Tried03 Aug 2010

The Crown Inn, Old Basing, Hampshire

AndrewNot Tried04 Jun 2010

The Old Sun Inn, Buxton, Derbyshire

MickExceptional18 May 2010 Strong malt and fruit, very drinkable despite its ABV.

The William Morris, Hammersmith, Greater London

IanNot Tried13 Oct 2009

The Earl of Dalkeith, Kettering, Northamptonshire

StephenGood21 Sep 2009 good fruity strong ale nice but not ideal for 3pm

Haworth Old Hall Inn, Haworth, West Yorkshire

LeighExcellent12 May 2009 Another strong one. Well balanced with caramel and toffee malts and a peppery hoppiness. Very easy to drink, despite its abv.

The Chambers, Folkestone, Kent

IanNot Tried24 Feb 2009
IanNot Tried12 Nov 2008
IanNot Tried14 Oct 2008
IanNot Tried20 Aug 2008
IanNot Tried31 Jul 2008
IanNot Tried24 Jul 2008
IanNot Tried05 Jun 2008
IanNot Tried27 Feb 2008
IanNot Tried02 Nov 2007
IanNot Tried13 Jul 2007
IanNot Tried22 Jun 2007
IanNot Tried13 Apr 2007
IanNot Tried16 Feb 2007
IanNot Tried07 Feb 2007
IanNot Tried05 Jan 2007
IanNot Tried17 Nov 2006
IanNot Tried19 Jul 2006
IanNot Tried01 Jul 2006
IanNot Tried22 Jun 2006
AndrewExcellent15 Apr 2006 A good ballance of hops and malt in this well rounded beer. Very drinkable.
AndrewNot Tried04 Feb 2006
IanNot Tried12 Jan 2006
IanNot Tried06 Jan 2006
AndrewNot Tried12 Nov 2005
AndrewNot Tried12 Nov 2005
IanNot Tried07 Sep 2005
IanNot Tried16 Aug 2005
IanNot Tried29 Jun 2005
IanNot Tried15 Jun 2005
IanNot Tried07 Jun 2005
IanNot Tried24 May 2005
IanNot Tried13 May 2005

Bowl Inn, Charing, Kent

IanAcceptable14 Jul 2006 Copper colour with thin off white head. Yeasty and malt on aroma. Warming alcohol, but not unbalanced. Touch of apple. Maybe not quite ready to be served yet. Drinkable strong bitter. Probably expect a bit more flavour. I prefered the Woodforde’s Admiral’s Reserve that I had just before this.

Ringwood Old Thumper (now superseded by 5.1% version - separate entry)

5.60% ABV.

We have tried this beer 31 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

Other Ringwood beers.