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

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
A smooth, well rounded mid strength beer, typical of a brew from the Grainstore Brewery. This beer exhibits a drinkability created by a unique balance of malt sweetness and the hoppy clean aftertaste.
Ingredients: Pale malt; Fuggles, Northdown and Bramling Cross hops.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (932) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Tried at a bistro in Stamford. The beer was probably past its prime,. Amber colour with no head. The aroma was a touch musty. The taste was flat, but had the promise of malt and a nice bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
47574xeCD (148) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Cask at Rupert Brooke spoons Rugby, not crystal clear but pleasant, nice white head, malty notes and smooth on the palate. Drinkable bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (1614) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Cask high cross Leicester. Golden thin head. Good sweet caramel malt aroma taste same good malts light bitter finish. Decent classic bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2014
Rich bronze colour. Thin head. Sweet caramel nose and a bit of biscuity malt. Lots of caramel, rich malts, bit of alcohol. Straightforward bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesie1857 (1458) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2013
On cask at JDW in Coalville - Not the most inspiring. A copper body, vague white head. Bit of malt and caramel, but not too much to impose itself. Taste - okay - but nothing noteworthy. A boring bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (4775) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2013

Appearance: Clear deep copper color with a white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Malty, light fruity and light hoppy.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and a rich bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Malty, toffee, mild fruity and some fine hoppy notes.
Overall impression: A very nice ale.
Personal stats: On tap @ source.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (4339) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
Malt based golden ale with a disappoint small head that doesn’t cover its top. Glows a bit thought.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4274) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
Draft@Criterion, Leicester. Amber beer with a light airy head. The aroma is lightly toffee, and the flavour is toffee with a good degree of bitterness. Overall a nice standard bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (4009) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2012
Hand pulled pint in my local ’Spoons’ on 13th Aug 2012. Clear and clean amber body with a creamy head that produced some good, strong lacing on my UK pint sleeve glass. No great aromas, mix of caramel maltiness and some floral hops: the taste followed those traits with the hops coming to the fore as the mouth dried. This was one of the smoothest cask ales I’ve had for a long time: could have been a nitro-keg cream flow beer (is this a good thing or a bad thing?). I had this at the brewery years ago, but don’t remember it being a smooth/slick tasting brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (11612) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2012
Cask at Hamilton Hall, JDW, London. Pours clear gold with a creamy, pale head. Crispy malt nose with some leaves, wood and hay. Light sweet flavor with plastic-like bitterness, some underripe lemon, straw, green grass. Light bodied with average carbonation. Crisp, lightly biting finish with mild dough, toast, grass, woody leaves, plastic and straw. There’s a surprisingly abrasive hop presence in the aftertaste, mostly green grass. Somewhat out of balance, and the elements themselves aren’t awesome.


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