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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: 126   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, rubber - gummy. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. (080808)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
From tap. Pours roasted malty and smooth bitter. Roasted and csramelish into the finish. Dry, herbal and spiced. Smoothand dark malty, bitter and roasted malty, dry and bitter finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2005
[Cask at Volunteers Arms at GBBF 2004] A brown beer with no head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel, while the flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt and diacethyl.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25090) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2012
Bottle at Ølfestival 2012. Hazy orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and bread with notes of dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of bread. Sweet finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2008
Cask@GBBF2008. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is wood, fruits and more wood. Flavour is wood, leather, fruity hops. Aftertaste is kind of leather meeting caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19192) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2005
Cask @ Bishop’s Arms, Malmö. Brown colour with small white head. Fruity aroma and hints of caramel. Malty flavour with hints of caramel. Smooth and some bitterness in the aftertaste.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (14304) - , 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!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
Cask at Bishop’s Arms, Malmö
Amber color; frothy head. Minty aroma, light mustard; very original. Soft mouthfeel, some malt, a bit herbal, medium caramel; good bitterness, with a lot of caramel as well in the end (quite drier mouthfeel than the Rustland Beast). Good Winter Warmer.


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