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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: 124   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martinrumsam (461) - 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 (1124) - 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 NØ, 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 (910) - 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 (4036) - 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 (4328) - 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 (9948) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EHSRanders (1749) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with medium creamy white mostly diminishing head. Fruity aroma. Bitter hoppy flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1317) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2013
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in February 2013. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale orange amber in colour with a thick off white foam head. Slight note of fresh green apple and yeasty dough in the short aroma. Thin, resiny mouthfeel and decent lacing. Pale malt gives a robust maltloaf base with hints of gingerbread and figs. Strong hop resins give a peppery note to the long aftertaste. Finish is malty and has a dry oak cask and grapefruit pith notes really evident in the mouth. You can taste the ABV in this, a well recommended ESB.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olliejobbins (702) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a dark brown and slightly cloudy. Smells and tastes of coffee with hops coming through. Very drinkable but a slightly acidic alcohol aftertaste


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