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


on tap


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (1560) - Ely, 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 (13660) - 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 (1455) - 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 (5946) - 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 (39783) - 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 (6265) - 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 (18996) - , 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 (23262) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (9796) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2012
Cask at GBBF. It pours golden yellow-amber, with a thin white head. The nose is wood, leather, leaf and farmyard. The taste is leaf, wood, leather, light caramel, varnish, dust and lemon pith, with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Not bad, but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1482) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2012
Cask at GBBF 2012. Amber bitter, malty hoppy aroma. Reminds me of my dad’s old bottles of Ruddles of Rutland, before that got moved elsewhere. An old fashioned English bitter, nothing fancy but drinkable with a good hop smack in the finish.

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