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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: 127   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StueyD (1159) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (13575) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle. It pours a nice finger-thick off-white head over a lightly hazy deep golden body. Butterscotch, some caramel and a light fruityness in the aroma. There’s a nice bitterness in the flavor, but unfortunately there’s diacetyl here as well. Caramel and fruits too. Medium to thin on the palate, soft carbonation. Decent finish. A decent beer, sort of, at least the butterscotch isn’t very evident after a few sips, but I still don’t like diacetyl in my beers. 130111

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OwainTurner (322) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2013 On tap at JDs. Very fresh tasting ... Fruity and sweet premium bitter with slight sticky bitterness. Very nice, worth the hype in Leicester.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martinrumsam (524) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle. Amber pour with off white head. Light malt and grassy/floral aroma. Taste is lightly caramel with a nice hop bitter edge. Not bad.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
The_Bish (1125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2013
Back to the old school. Bit vinegary. Slowly working my way through ticking co-op. Why oh why?

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NŘ, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2013
Pours dark amber with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, blackberry, grass, pine and light butter. Flavour is caramel, light butter, blackberry, grass and pine.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danlo (1169) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
Cask at William Stead JDW, Darlington. Copper amber colour, thin white head and slight malt aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malt, grain, biscuit and fruity plum notes with a light bitterness. Smooth mouth feel, medium bodied, light to medium carbonation. OK.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (4504) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 2, 2013

Appearance: Clear nutty brown color with a finger thick creamy white head. Nice curtain lacing.
Aroma: Moderate sweet malty and a bit fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation. Oily texture.
Taste: Mild fruity, mild caramel malty and light hoppy.
Overall impression: Quite fresh and nice.
Personal stats: On tap @ source.

English county #36

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beer4000 (4476) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2013
500 ml bottle. Hazy dark orange body with an off-white head. Aroma has light malt and gran. Flavour is sweet malty with some bitterness and a hint of butterscotch. Quite plain and average with some errors is not a god thing.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnfryd (10586) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2013
bottle. Pale amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is butterscotsch, caramel, malt, fruit. Flavour is butterscotsch, caramel, hop, malt, fruit. Medium body. Boring beer.


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