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

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
Cunningham (7969) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 2, 2013

Appearance: Clear nutty brown color with a finger thick creamy white head. Nice curtain lacing.
Aroma: Moderate sweet malty and a bit fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation. Oily texture.
Taste: Mild fruity, mild caramel malty and light hoppy.
Overall impression: Quite fresh and nice.
Personal stats: On tap @ source.

English county #36

2.4
Beer5000 (6483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2013
500 ml bottle. Hazy dark orange body with an off-white head. Aroma has light malt and gran. Flavour is sweet malty with some bitterness and a hint of butterscotch. Quite plain and average with some errors is not a god thing.

2.5
gunnfryd (14872) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2013
bottle. Pale amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is butterscotsch, caramel, malt, fruit. Flavour is butterscotsch, caramel, hop, malt, fruit. Medium body. Boring beer.

3.4
EHSRanders (2053) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with medium creamy white mostly diminishing head. Fruity aroma. Bitter hoppy flavor.

2.9
tombyars (1702) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2013
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in February 2013. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale orange amber in colour with a thick off white foam head. Slight note of fresh green apple and yeasty dough in the short aroma. Thin, resiny mouthfeel and decent lacing. Pale malt gives a robust maltloaf base with hints of gingerbread and figs. Strong hop resins give a peppery note to the long aftertaste. Finish is malty and has a dry oak cask and grapefruit pith notes really evident in the mouth. You can taste the ABV in this, a well recommended ESB.

3.5
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a dark brown and slightly cloudy. Smells and tastes of coffee with hops coming through. Very drinkable but a slightly acidic alcohol aftertaste

2.6
Geokkjer (7627) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of butterscotch, malt, fruitiness and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some fruitiness, butterscotch and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.

2.2
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2013
Malty smelling dark brown beer. Honestly not my thing and I don't know where I've gone wrong? I don't like. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Martin243 (1156) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
500 ml bottle from a case bought by the wife for Christmas. Served cool in an English pint. Very attractive beer: Deep gold with an offwhite head that stays around lacing down the glass. Grassy wheat straw aroma. Big juicy floral and cereal flavours, cut with bitter hop astringency on the swallow. Some lingering Sauvignon Blanc aftertaste. Beautifully balanced, and very morish.

3.3
HenrikSoegaard (14166) - Randers, DENMARK - 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.


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