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


on tap

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (4980) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Cask @Kitty’s. Pours mahogany color with a thick white head. Toffeeish, slightly woody, fruity aroma. Harsh hops, floral notes, dark fruits. Edit. Towards the finish of my glass it was a completely different beer, not harsh, merely hoppy with ripe fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv (4251) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2015
Cask at Kitty’s, Helsinki. Colour is clear light copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Some fruits, dryness, nuts, bitterness and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (5616) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2015
(Cask at Kittys, 20151127) The beer poured amber and clear. Its head was small, white, dense and it lasted long. Aroma had fruitiness, grass, earth and toffee. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were earth, malts, fruitiness, toffee, molasses and bitterness. Aftertaste had malts, earth, grass and bitterness. A tasty hoppy ESB. A bit young cask perhaps but that’s not brewery to blame for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (4734) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2015
Cask at JDW CW, London. It pours a clean golden color with a medium white head. aroma is fruity and crispy, lightly sweet with honey melon berries citrus caramel. Taste is also medium sweet and lightly grainy an crispy with notes of tangy citrus berries melon and biscuit. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (15381) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle shared in London at chriso’s to honour the presence of Gene. Pours crystal clear gold with a frothy off-white head. Lots of ripening berries in the snout, some grainy bread, orange. Medium sweet flavor with more citrus fruits, light rind, grains, hay. Light-medium bodiednwith fine carbonation. Finishes sweet, with more grainy bread, citrus fruits. Pretty tasty, really.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle from the source. Clear golden amber big white head. Aroma of burnt caramel. Taste is lightly toasted caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
theprof (192) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Toffee malts in the aroma. Mahogany body thin top. A nice full taste of hop fruit and caramel malt. Sweet to taste and with a good balance. A good accompaniment to watching Man City stick 4 past a Newcastle side that looked as weak at the back as ever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Don2711 (282) - - JUN 3, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2015 Nice one. Mahogany appearance. Caramel grassy toffee flavours. Good strength and mild bite on the palate. Very moreish and will try again. Nice spicy hint to this one. Seconds pint better. Third pint even better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (963) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear amber colour with a foamy white head. Aroma of toffee, some marzipan, berries, some fruit cake and spicy plum. Taste is fruity of toffee apple, pear, berries, raisin, subtle fruit cake and spicy hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A spicy fruit finish. A decent malty bitter with nice spicy fruit flavours and a good body. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1295) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Pours a clear mid brown with an off white head. Smells of the bakery and then toffee. Lovely rounded bitter taste.

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