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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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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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mr_h (2799) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2012
Cask by handpump at West Kirk, Ayr (28 Jan 12) - nutty aroma, clear amber with off-white head, caramel with hint of fruit / apple, prolonged bitter aftertaste, smooth to drink, quite well balanced

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2012
Cask at The Pommelers Rest, London. Copper color, small offwhite head. Toffee aroma, fruity, apples, some bread. Fruity flavor, hoppy, a little spicy, apples. Peppery finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4560) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Cask. Deep brown color. Off-white head. Very woody nose, some deep malt flavor. The taste is a bit sweet, tangy. Long duration. Like eating a mahogany closet. Medium texture. soft carbonation. Overall, OK. Very one note and woody. At least it has flavor...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2011
Cask. Hazy amber/golden with medium off-white head. Rather nutty aroma blaanced by a good use of hops. Fruity matly taste,with a medium bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ober (2809) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2011
A little hazy, amber/orange colored beer, with a light beige head. The aroma of sweet fruits. The taste of some caramel fruity, dry with a little bitter some spices and a small sour. The aftertaste is bitter with sweets.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2401) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2011
Bottle. Slightly cloudy dark amber with almost no head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, flowers. Gentle carbonation - mouthfeel is pretty much like as from a cask. Taste has toffee and fruity sweetness - pears, berries - mingled with quite big lingering hop bitterness that’s a little spicy right at the end. A pretty good bitter that has bottled really well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (3735) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2011
Bottle from Bier Koning. Amber body with huge head. Nose is malty and sweet. Taste of malts, wheat and paper. Creamy and bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (7958) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2011
Half, cask at Wetherspoons in MK. Filmy, but lasting, white head. Golden-brown in body appearance. Aroma brings resin-like hops and sweet malts. Choco-caramel malts and herbal hops in flavour. Medium bodied. Smooth on the swallow. Above average (Milton Keynes, 21.03.2011).

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dynamiteninja (1488) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2011
Cask. Leicester Beer Festival 2011. Thin white head, light brown body. Caramel. Bitter, with a bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2010
(Cask at Castle, Chancery Lane, London, 24 Nov 2010) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried fruit, raisins and dusty hops. Malty, fruity taste with dried fruit, toast and dusty hops in a fairly bitter finish. Medium body, with balanced sweetness. Quite enjoyable.


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