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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: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4920) - 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 (1690) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - 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 (8908) - 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 (5686) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle shared at Deanís 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 (3553) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle at Deanís 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 (5685) - 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 (1233) - 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 (14008) - 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. Thereís a nice bitterness in the flavor, but unfortunately thereís 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 isnít very evident after a few sips, but I still donít like diacetyl in my beers. 130111

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OwainTurner (341) - 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 (541) - 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.


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