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Grain Redwood

Brewed by Grain
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Harleston, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask; Regular. Has also been available in bottle.
Previously 4.5%.

A rich red premium bitter that beautifully balances roasted malts with sherbert grapefruit hoppiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (4019) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2015
Cask, hand-pulled, State Bar, Glasgow, grassy, toffee, resin aroma, amber, thin off-white head, intermittent lacing, caramel, pine, floral, oily, sweet, well balanced, good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (11817) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2015
Cask (Murderer’s, Norwich) (6+:4:6+:4:13=3.3++)
Darkish orange, small loose head. Has a nice orangey aroma to match its colour, a bit marmaladey with the sweetness of the caramel from the malts. Soft palate, carbonation low. Malty, gently fruity taste. Pleasant finish with gentle bitterness. Quite a nice bitter, and slips down easily.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (2379) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Cask in the Stanford Arms, Lowestoft. amber with an off white head. Light citrus aroma. Plenty of flavour to this. Sweet with a little pineapple and lychee. caramel backs it up. Light easy drinking. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theprof (183) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2015
Fruity aroma. Brown body thin top but steady lacing. I like more malt myself and this has malt foregrounded but with hops lingering on the palate for the "balanced" effect. A session bitter in my view which makes me wonder at past days when a session was 5 or more. But that’s age for you - the folly of youth or frailty of age who knows?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (5643) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2015
On tap at Gollem Amstelstraat. Hazy dark amber colour, beige head. Aroma of toast, tobacco, grapefruit, light resin, hops, light spicy. Flavour is light malty, toast, tobacco, grapefruit, spicy bitter finish, light herbal. Light bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adamnowek (896) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2015
Pours just like an iced tea from a bottle. Smell is grainy turpentine. Taste is a very subtle caramel with a lightly bitter finish at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (8062) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2015
Cask at In De Wildeman. Pours clear brown with a ring off white head. Aroma of caramel, light tobacco and some dark fruits. Flavor is moderat sweet and bitter. Light to medium bodied with very soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjsint (1658) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Cask at the Townhouse, Ely. Amber, clear, wonderful white head and a fair bit of lacing. Vinous smell. Cedar, turpentine, currants, a hint of tobacco. Taste is sweet, smooth and fruity. Surprisingly complex, deftly turning bitter on the tongue mid-sip. Intense yet balanced aftertaste. Moreish. This excellent real ale brewery have done it again.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Sad24 (209) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2014
From the brewery shop, decent beer just not me at all. Don’t really now how to describe, some would love, just not me

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
50cl bottle. Poured a clear copper, with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus, floral hop and toffee. Nutty flavours, with some biscuit and grass. Finish was somewhat earthy, with lingering peppery hop and chewy grain.

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