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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.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerCast_Rich (1879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2010
[500ml bottle from Tescos, New Street Birmingham]. Pours a light toffee colour, extremely hazy - pretty much opaque. Mild aromas of malt and the classic Fuggles tang - although it tastes much nicer thankfully. Biscuity hoppy finish with a bittersweet aftertaste following. From Rutland, the motto of which is Multum in Parvo - ’Much in Little’. Indeed.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2010
Spoons next to Liverpool Street. Toffee; butterscotch, honey, grass, murky copper bronze colour, light particles, creamy, good lacing, moderately bitter finish. Just plain and simple really. Doubt it was in top form mind.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (3809) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2010
Bottle from Yvonne, for my birthday last year. Amber colour. Pondy, slightly fruity aroma. Thin in the mouth ,some tree, orange, strawberry and jam. A touch twiggy and rather bitty. A sum of parts, that’s not a sum. Nice, but not brilliant. Rather like a US Amber Ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KolonelKlink (65) - AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2010
This is a great English Bitter, one of the best. Nose is dominated by toffee/caramel sweetness with a touch of typically english hops - pine and spruce. This is continued on the palate with lots of malt sweetness; caramel, toffee and chocolate. This sweetness is beautifully balanced by the high, but not out-of-proportion bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Bottle. A - Ruby orange and deep amber. Slightly below average head with light retention and some lacing. S - A bit of toffee and caramel malt with some nuttiness. Flowery and berry. Slight tartness with a hint of ammonia-like scent. T - Toffee and caramel, grainy malts provide the base for the beer. On top of that are some floral and earthy hops. Also a bit of fruitiness (touch of apple and red berry) that give a bit of tartness to the beer. M - Medium starting to border on light body. Slightly below carbonation. Fairly drying end. D - Pretty good drinkability. Goes down easy with well balanced flavors that are interesting on the palate and I want to drink more to better figure it out. Notes: Intriguing beer that I can’t quite fully understand. The fruitiness that is brought in is interesting, not the most refreshing fruit taste but good. I liked this better the more I drank, so I guess it fits well as a traditional English session beer. Worth trying if you get a chance.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Slightly hazy amber golden with an off-white head. Nutty aroma with some skewed British hops. Medium body, lightly sweet fruit and toffee. Lightly hoppy finish. 150110

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2009
Amber with a lasting off-white head. Caramel and fruity aroma. Sweet fruity and caramel flavour.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
2nd August 2008. Clear amber beer. Slightly creamy malt start quickly overwhelmed by bitter hop which linger on the back of the tongue. Too bitter to enjoy, nothing else from the hops but bitterness!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2009
Bottle. Deep copper colour with good beige head. Plenty of honey and caramel on the nose. Flavours are once again caramel with rich fruit cake and toffee Good hop bitterness at the end. Corbonation is spot on. Very well balanced beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2009
Cask@GBBF 2009. Copper brown color, good beige head. Nutty caramelly nose. Caramel, nuts, some raisins in the flavor. Late bitterness. Quite balanced.


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