Brewed by Grainstore (Davises Brewing Co)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Oakham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Habanero (3339) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2012
Bottled Pours hazy amber golden with a nice off-white head. Nose of mild, herbal hops, nuts and caramel notes. Sweet flavor with citrus, grass and breaddy notes. Medium bodied, watery to creamy texture and soft carbonation. Ends up with a little bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1302) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2012
Pint on draught at the Old Manor in Bracknell. Clear amber brown, with a nice short-lived bubbly head. Sweet, slight bitterness, dry aftertaste. Light and quite tasty. Reasonable hop aroma, and slightly boozy. A hint of fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (4200) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 2, 2012
Ruby brown bitter with dense white head, minimal aroma. Some red apples and mango. Fairly sweet shortcake malt and a balancing pithy bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (6211) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2013 Medium bodied, some sweetness in the aroma, mostly malts with a malty bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2543) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 29, 2012
Cask @ JDW Inverness
Caramel brown...slight haze...creamy frothy head...good lacing
Aroma - caramel malts...hint of yeast....some fruity malt
Taste of caramel malts...smooth malts...light bitter hops...some yeasty fruity ester...smooth toffee
Palate - soft carb...medium body..very smooth...creamy mouthfeel...oily texture. Finish has a slight hint of liquorice...increased bittereness...bitter hops come through much more...biscuity malt....lingering bit metallic bitterness.
Overall - Quire a good bitter with flavour but spoilt by that metallic edge on the bit over-lingering finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (21755) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2012
Bottled at 137:ans, Södertälje. Cloudy amber, small head. Fruity nose with dusty;, spicy hops. Medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Grainy malt, ripe fruits and long resiny bitter. OK bottle conditioned strong bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2012
Cask at Blue Boar, Billericay, Essex. Pours a dark copper with a tight off-white head. The aroma initially struck me as quite sugary sweet with an underlying malty bitterness. Raisin and biscuit notes developed further down the glass. Very bitter and a little oily across the tongue. It tastes of very bitter, almost burnt sugar which morphs into the bitterness that you find when chewing roasted malt. There is a little pleasant digestive biscuit taste but this quickly vanishes leaving a tangy slightly metallic dry bitter aftertaste. A ’bitter’ bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
niquillis (1906) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2012
On cask at picture house, Colwyn bay. Pours amber. Toffee apple start with a peppery bitter finish. Very meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mr_h (3852) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (14690) - Göteborg, 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.

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