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


on tap

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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A full strength mahogany coloured beer, which has a moreishness typical of a beer possessing the fine balance of pronounced hop bitterness & aroma against a natural malty sweetness, creating a deceivingly drinkable beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (10322) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle split in the hotel room in Tacoma, with Ferris, 07/11/14 thanks to James F for acquiring this bottle for us. Clear golden amber with a moderate off white covering. Nose is peppered with diacetyl, candied fruit, vanilla. Taste comprises floral notes, lavendar, caramel. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close with light hops and a prefume trace. Pretty Meh !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1626) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Aroma: intense bread and caramel malts. Appearance: clear amber, small, beiges, creamy head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: intense malty sweets continue, bread, caramel, grain, medium body, soft carbonation. Overall: very drinkable ESB, well balanced. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (4008) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle at Appellation. Pours clear amber, nose is sweet toffee, malty, taste is chewy toffee,sweet, crisp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (4442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle at tasting. Pours clear amber, thin creamy head. Aromas of toffee and butterscotch, taste is likewise. Bit dull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (3087) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2014
50cl bottle at Appellation Wines Comely Bank tasting - this one from allmyvinyl. Appearance - amber with a cream head that falls away quite quickly. Nose - toffee, with just a suggestion of biscuits going on too. Taste - more toffee and maybe butterscotch. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a finish that is just too sweet. Overall - nothing wrong with it, it’s solid, but it’s nothing special. An ESB can have many more levels of complexity than this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
McNeillR (1391) - SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Clear bronze, ringed head. Coppery, caramel sweet. Clean bitter, soft toffee. No idea what they’re trying to offer here. Cooling clean and soapy climb towards the finish. Bottle, Appellation Tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (3171) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2014
Clear brilliant reddish amber colour, dissipating white head. Aroma of straw, caramel, light green twigs, hint butterscotch. Sweet malty flavour, caramel, light biscuit, corn, honey. Malty finish, light straw, bit sweet buttery notes reminding of toast with butter and honey. Bit on the sweet side, but still an enjoyable Bitter.
(From 50cL bottle @ home. Thanks for getting me the bottle, Benzai!)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (5230) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle - Buttery caramel. Clear gold with a decent white head. Pale malt, honey like sweetness, bit of buttery notes and a semi sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1208) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
500ml bottle from Hopology, Nottingham. Medium amber coloured with a creamy white head. Aroma of malt and faint hops. Flavour has some caramel with malts and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerExpert1 (3) - Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014 does not count
I took a trip out to the Grainstore Brewery Tap and wasn’t disappointed in the Ten Fifty which was bright as a button and had a fabulously creamy head that laced down the glass. This has to be my all time favourite beer and reminded me, as I was later told of the original Ruddles County before Greene King destroyed it.

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