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

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25073) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2009
Amber with a lasting off-white head. Caramel and fruity aroma. Sweet fruity and caramel flavour.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (18174) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
2nd August 2008. Clear amber beer. Slightly creamy malt start quickly overwhelmed by bitter hop which linger on the back of the tongue. Too bitter to enjoy, nothing else from the hops but bitterness!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2009
Bottle. Deep copper colour with good beige head. Plenty of honey and caramel on the nose. Flavours are once again caramel with rich fruit cake and toffee Good hop bitterness at the end. Corbonation is spot on. Very well balanced beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14175) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2009
Cask@GBBF 2009. Copper brown color, good beige head. Nutty caramelly nose. Caramel, nuts, some raisins in the flavor. Late bitterness. Quite balanced.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3605) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2009
Carbonation and head good beer colour brown aroma malt caramel chocolate bit woody flavour bitter toffee caramel nice sweetness chocolate citrus goes down well finish malty bitter toffee citric taste

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TimE (4120) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 23, 2009
Dark amber color. Toffee, apples in the mouth, but overall pretty boring stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8332) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2009
Cask handpump at the brewpub, Oakham, Cambs’ 23-01-09 Pours deep amber with a white head. Condition wise this really was quite excellent. Good streaky citric bitterness with a nice layer of honey, syrup and malts. There is a little bit of toffee banana and it has to be said that this beer drinks far easier than the abv would suggest. A6 A5 F7 P4 OV15 3.7

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Beer seemed to have a nice balance between hops and malts with malts getting a slight edge with a sweet barley tone nut otherwise unremarkable.


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