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


on tap

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RATINGS: 159   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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Rasmus40 (21695) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2012
Clear amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and moderate hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 010512

chrisv10 (18222) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2012
Bottle, 5%. Clear amber with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops and a little caramel. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, hops, little sweet, little dry and medium bitter.

BlackHaddock (7583) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2012
Nov 2009: Brown 500ml bottle obtained from the brewery on a visit earlier this year. Poured into a pint sleeve glass. Clear, light to medium brown body, white foaming head on top at first, the head slowly losing depth and becoming a wispy covering and collar. Flower garden smell, an English country garden at the height of its blooming period, must be growing toffee’s though! I am a big fan of ’Fuggles hops’ and their aroma. Although used in this brew, I couldn’t detect them. Biscuity, malty and fruity (apples, red berries and pomegranate). The flavours mix and semi-match, making this an interesting and complicated beer. The 5%ABV is evident, but well balanced for the body and richness of the beer.

Hansen (8612) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 19, 2012
Unharmonic. Medium amber coloured and clear .Has a white head, mostly lasting. Aroma of malt and butter, faint hops too. flavor starts moderate sweet and finish moderate to heavy bitter. Dry texture and soft carbonation.

Zita (6331) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 19, 2012
light bread aroma,golden, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, fizzy, light bitter finish.

Habanero (4798) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - APR 16, 2012
Bottled Pours hazy amber golden with a nice off-white head. Nose of mild, herbal hops, nuts and caramel notes. Sweet flavor with citrus, grass and breaddy notes. Medium bodied, watery to creamy texture and soft carbonation. Ends up with a little bitterness.

prawlie (1644) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2012
Pint on draught at the Old Manor in Bracknell. Clear amber brown, with a nice short-lived bubbly head. Sweet, slight bitterness, dry aftertaste. Light and quite tasty. Reasonable hop aroma, and slightly boozy. A hint of fruit.

Beersiveknown (5301) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 2, 2012
Ruby brown bitter with dense white head, minimal aroma. Some red apples and mango. Fairly sweet shortcake malt and a balancing pithy bitter finish.

ManVsBeer (10927) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2013 Medium bodied, some sweetness in the aroma, mostly malts with a malty bitterness.

stravale (3088) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - FEB 29, 2012
Cask @ JDW Inverness
Caramel brown...slight haze...creamy frothy head...good lacing
Aroma - caramel malts...hint of yeast....some fruity malt
Taste of caramel malts...smooth malts...light bitter hops...some yeasty fruity ester...smooth toffee
Palate - soft carb...medium body..very smooth...creamy mouthfeel...oily texture. Finish has a slight hint of liquorice...increased bittereness...bitter hops come through much more...biscuity malt....lingering bit metallic bitterness.
Overall - Quire a good bitter with flavour but spoilt by that metallic edge on the bit over-lingering finish

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