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


on tap

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RATINGS: 151   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5768) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Bottle from Bier Koning. Amber body with huge head. Nose is malty and sweet. Taste of malts, wheat and paper. Creamy and bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (11341) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2011
Half, cask at Wetherspoons in MK. Filmy, but lasting, white head. Golden-brown in body appearance. Aroma brings resin-like hops and sweet malts. Choco-caramel malts and herbal hops in flavour. Medium bodied. Smooth on the swallow. Above average (Milton Keynes, 21.03.2011).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dynamiteninja (1827) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2011
Cask. Leicester Beer Festival 2011. Thin white head, light brown body. Caramel. Bitter, with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7912) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2010
(Cask at Castle, Chancery Lane, London, 24 Nov 2010) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried fruit, raisins and dusty hops. Malty, fruity taste with dried fruit, toast and dusty hops in a fairly bitter finish. Medium body, with balanced sweetness. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2010
[500ml bottle from Tescos, New Street Birmingham]. Pours a light toffee colour, extremely hazy - pretty much opaque. Mild aromas of malt and the classic Fuggles tang - although it tastes much nicer thankfully. Biscuity hoppy finish with a bittersweet aftertaste following. From Rutland, the motto of which is Multum in Parvo - ’Much in Little’. Indeed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tdtm82 (1700) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2010
Spoons next to Liverpool Street. Toffee; butterscotch, honey, grass, murky copper bronze colour, light particles, creamy, good lacing, moderately bitter finish. Just plain and simple really. Doubt it was in top form mind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2010
Bottle from Yvonne, for my birthday last year. Amber colour. Pondy, slightly fruity aroma. Thin in the mouth ,some tree, orange, strawberry and jam. A touch twiggy and rather bitty. A sum of parts, that’s not a sum. Nice, but not brilliant. Rather like a US Amber Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KolonelKlink (65) - AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2010
This is a great English Bitter, one of the best. Nose is dominated by toffee/caramel sweetness with a touch of typically english hops - pine and spruce. This is continued on the palate with lots of malt sweetness; caramel, toffee and chocolate. This sweetness is beautifully balanced by the high, but not out-of-proportion bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Bottle. A - Ruby orange and deep amber. Slightly below average head with light retention and some lacing. S - A bit of toffee and caramel malt with some nuttiness. Flowery and berry. Slight tartness with a hint of ammonia-like scent. T - Toffee and caramel, grainy malts provide the base for the beer. On top of that are some floral and earthy hops. Also a bit of fruitiness (touch of apple and red berry) that give a bit of tartness to the beer. M - Medium starting to border on light body. Slightly below carbonation. Fairly drying end. D - Pretty good drinkability. Goes down easy with well balanced flavors that are interesting on the palate and I want to drink more to better figure it out. Notes: Intriguing beer that I can’t quite fully understand. The fruitiness that is brought in is interesting, not the most refreshing fruit taste but good. I liked this better the more I drank, so I guess it fits well as a traditional English session beer. Worth trying if you get a chance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Slightly hazy amber golden with an off-white head. Nutty aroma with some skewed British hops. Medium body, lightly sweet fruit and toffee. Lightly hoppy finish. 150110

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