Brewed by Grainstore (Davises Brewing Co)
Style: Bitter
Oakham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 102   ABV: 3.4%
Rutland Bitter is one of a pair of ales that made Rutland famous for it’’’’s brews during the last century, a tradition now being carried forward by the Grainstore Brewery. Rutland Bitter is a distinctive beer predomintly bitter in taste but also possessing some sweetness and a fruity, hoppy aroma. The malted barley and traditional hop varieties used in the brewhouse are all sourced from the best farming areas in England and are prepared to a very strict specification. Rutland Bitter exhibits a full bodied flavour which belies its lower than average gravity, and with only 1.9 units of alcohol per pint, makes it a truely quaffable session ale!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hohops (821) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2016
Cask. Appearance is clear amber, with a foamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel and stewed apple. Taste- malts, soft dark fruits, apple crumble. Plenty of flavour for the abv.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cimbasso (772) - - OCT 22, 2015
Sampled on draught at the Falcon Hotel, Uppingham as their Falcon bitter. Tawny colour and good aroma. Very pleasant toffee-ish malt taste with fruity notes and light bitterness. Refreshing, clean and pleasantly fruity. An excellent bitter. Very drinkable and even though it is not strong is very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (2377) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Cask @ Wetherspoons, MK. Tan/golden with a decent creamy head. Sulphurous and woody notes in the aroma. Taste starts a bit sweet then descends into sulphurous bitter. Bitter slightly acrid aftertaste, but there’s a really lively chestnutty taste in there. Not really my thing, but a cut above most ’Burton-y’ bitters. A good balance and decent flavour for its ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2014
Golden-amber. Toasty/caramel character, subtle yeast and a decently dry finish. Well-balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
pint at the brewery. pours clear amber colour with small head. aroma is of bread and hoppy. nice and fresh, fruity taste but little after taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (7055) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 16, 2013

Appearance: Clear deep copper color with a fine white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Toffee and a bit fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Toffee, mild hoppy and some fruity notes
Overall impression: Ok handpull bitter.
Personal stats: On tap @ source.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2012, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

Clear medium amber colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, acrid bitter, toffee, sharp. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120807]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (8772) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
Malty effort with a small head. Fine golden glow with a berry sweetness in aroma and taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (22460) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
7th August 2012
GBBF. Gold - amber beer with a small off white head. Light dry palate. Caramel toffee malt. Okay dried fruits. Mild bubblegum ester. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
CAsk@GBBF2012. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is wooden, floral, resiny and a bit sappy notes. Flavour is vanilla, wood, some mild citrus, earth and slight caramel.

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