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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: 138   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.


HenrikSoegaard's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (11131) - Randers, - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Nice.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2902) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2015
(Grainstore Ten Fifty) Bottle 500ml from vipinvelp, many thanks Werner! Served into an english pint glass, ABV 5% Amber coloured beer, clear body, small off-white head with good retention, leaving medium lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, toffee, english hops, biscuit. Classic. Taste also of toffee, also red fruits in there, some biscuit and cookie dough, light marmalade, then a nice bitterness, long lasting and being present on the aftertaste too. Medium body with good carbonation. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
serialver (25) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Caramel, grass, floral, resin mahogany colour candy smell and pretty sweet. Tastes stronger than a 5% though

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (2541) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2015
Mahogany clear color, off-white foam head. Light roasty aroma, some grass there. Light bitter taste, light roast, light earth. Decent bitter. (Velp 201502)

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (11111) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle split in the hotel room in Tacoma, with Ferris, 07/11/14 thanks to James F for acquiring this bottle for us. Clear golden amber with a moderate off white covering. Nose is peppered with diacetyl, candied fruit, vanilla. Taste comprises floral notes, lavendar, caramel. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close with light hops and a prefume trace. Pretty Meh !

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1758) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Aroma: intense bread and caramel malts. Appearance: clear amber, small, beiges, creamy head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: intense malty sweets continue, bread, caramel, grain, medium body, soft carbonation. Overall: very drinkable ESB, well balanced. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (5345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle at Appellation. Pours clear amber, nose is sweet toffee, malty, taste is chewy toffee,sweet, crisp.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (5159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle at tasting. Pours clear amber, thin creamy head. Aromas of toffee and butterscotch, taste is likewise. Bit dull.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (3398) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2014
50cl bottle at Appellation Wines Comely Bank tasting - this one from allmyvinyl. Appearance - amber with a cream head that falls away quite quickly. Nose - toffee, with just a suggestion of biscuits going on too. Taste - more toffee and maybe butterscotch. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a finish that is just too sweet. Overall - nothing wrong with it, it’s solid, but it’s nothing special. An ESB can have many more levels of complexity than this.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
McNeillR (1568) - SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Clear bronze, ringed head. Coppery, caramel sweet. Clean bitter, soft toffee. No idea what they’re trying to offer here. Cooling clean and soapy climb towards the finish. Bottle, Appellation Tasting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (3440) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2014
Clear brilliant reddish amber colour, dissipating white head. Aroma of straw, caramel, light green twigs, hint butterscotch. Sweet malty flavour, caramel, light biscuit, corn, honey. Malty finish, light straw, bit sweet buttery notes reminding of toast with butter and honey. Bit on the sweet side, but still an enjoyable Bitter.
(From 50cL bottle @ home. Thanks for getting me the bottle, Benzai!)


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