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


on tap

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RATINGS: 156   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1640) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Geokkjer (7498) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martin243 (1065) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13563) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (11111) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2012
Bottle 500ml @ my parents place
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and floral hops. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (14896) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2012
Cask (Drapers Arms (JDW), Peterborough)
6 Almost perfumey malty aroma.
4 Rich reddy brown, small tight head.
6- Odd sacchariney sweet maltiness. Rich and fruity. Hot cross buns.
3 Very smooth palate, soft carbonation, almost slick. Herbal finish, a bit odd.
11 I dont know why, but this just isnt gelling with me at the moment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2012
From Salling, Aarhus, DK. Bottled, 150712. Amber with white head. Aroma of malt. Flavour with hop spices and fruit note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12274) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Salling, Aarhus.
Pours hazy dark amber with a staying, small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is kinda sweet, caramel, some walnuts, a slight earthy bitterness. Medium to low carbonation, fine dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has caramel, some lingering doughy sweetness. Lots of earthy, piney and grassy bitterness. Quite good bitterness.

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