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


on tap

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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (7046) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2015
(Cask at Kittys, 20151127) The beer poured amber and clear. Its head was small, white, dense and it lasted long. Aroma had fruitiness, grass, earth and toffee. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were earth, malts, fruitiness, toffee, molasses and bitterness. Aftertaste had malts, earth, grass and bitterness. A tasty hoppy ESB. A bit young cask perhaps but thats not brewery to blame for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (7632) - Rimini, ITALY - OCT 14, 2015
Cask at JDW CW, London. It pours a clean golden color with a medium white head. aroma is fruity and crispy, lightly sweet with honey melon berries citrus caramel. Taste is also medium sweet and lightly grainy an crispy with notes of tangy citrus berries melon and biscuit. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20548) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle shared in London at chrisos to honour the presence of Gene. Pours crystal clear gold with a frothy off-white head. Lots of ripening berries in the snout, some grainy bread, orange. Medium sweet flavor with more citrus fruits, light rind, grains, hay. Light-medium bodiednwith fine carbonation. Finishes sweet, with more grainy bread, citrus fruits. Pretty tasty, really.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (23608) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle from the source. Clear golden amber big white head. Aroma of burnt caramel. Taste is lightly toasted caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
theprof (824) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Toffee malts in the aroma. Mahogany body thin top. A nice full taste of hop fruit and caramel malt. Sweet to taste and with a good balance. A good accompaniment to watching Man City stick 4 past a Newcastle side that looked as weak at the back as ever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Don2711 (449) - - JUN 3, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2015 Nice one. Mahogany appearance. Caramel grassy toffee flavours. Good strength and mild bite on the palate. Very moreish and will try again. Nice spicy hint to this one. Seconds pint better. Third pint even better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (2449) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear amber colour with a foamy white head. Aroma of toffee, some marzipan, berries, some fruit cake and spicy plum. Taste is fruity of toffee apple, pear, berries, raisin, subtle fruit cake and spicy hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A spicy fruit finish. A decent malty bitter with nice spicy fruit flavours and a good body. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1369) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2015
Pours a clear mid brown with an off white head. Smells of the bakery and then toffee. Lovely rounded bitter taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (1301) - SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Slightly hazy amber pint with a thick foamy head. Light malty smell. Flavour is a fairly standard bitter. Earthy malt, a bit of light fruit. Theres a citric bitter touch to it as well which livens it up a bit, especially the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christos (5435) - 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.

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