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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: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (3682) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle @ tht. Aroma is bready caramel, candy like fruity notes. Flavour is dry with big caramel, some bready rye. Nice.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrHangover (2449) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle @ Deans Winter Shelter Tasting, courtesy of jmgreenuk. Rutland tick, huzzah!! Pours a clear amber beer with a thin, off white head on top. Aroma is quite herbal, cinnamon and some caramel. Flavor is medium sweet with a watery mouthfeel. Quite a herbal take on the ESB style. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3051) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Poured medium amber with a small white ring. Aroma of sweet berries and caramel malt. Medium body, flavour much as the aroma, cherry and a lingering bitter sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4022) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle at Deans Winter Shelter Tasting. Poured a hazy medium amber with a bubbly white head. The aroma is weak malt. The flavour is medium bitter with a smooth malt hop palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
worldbeertaste (1599) - AUSTRIA - DEC 20, 2013
Amber with a thin, white ring of a head. Slightly skunks, herbal, melon smell. Some sugar. Medium to oily body. Tastes of syrup with a bitter grassy malty bitter slightly ashy finish. Herbal mix.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (7225) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Sampled from bottle @ Deans Winter Shelter Tasting. Light amber color, small off - white head. Weird aroma of herbs and flowers. Taste malts, herbs, floral, lightly bitter. Average body, medium carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kermis (4752) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle shared at Dean’s Winter Shelter Tasting. Pours clear amber with an off white head. Aroma of caramel malt, herbs and cheese. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Light to medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vaiz (3266) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle at Dean’s Winter Shelter Tasting @ ABCBeers. Hazy orange pour. Aroma of English hops, sweaty and heavy yeast. Flavor is bitter English hops and some caramel. Quite decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (5029) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
sample courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK @ THTasting. Thin white head, Clear amber pour. Nice subtle bitterness, quite decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StueyD (1110) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
A mid amber orange coloured beer with a frothy white head. A light malty aroma, slightly spicy and smokey. Dry mouthfeel. A light fruity hop taste, slightly sour, which is followed by a more sweeter, caramel malt flavour. The finish is hoppy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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