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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gnoff (10152) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2006
Draught at Akkurat in Stockholm, Sweden. November 2005.
A really nice real ale. PRobably the best real ale Ive ever had. Nice hopy character. If you see it, try it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerExpert1 (3) - Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014 does not count
I took a trip out to the Grainstore Brewery Tap and wasnt disappointed in the Ten Fifty which was bright as a button and had a fabulously creamy head that laced down the glass. This has to be my all time favourite beer and reminded me, as I was later told of the original Ruddles County before Greene King destroyed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen1 (5699) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2016
Flaske (thanks, Cimbasso!), delt med Ovesen etter endt brygging mens vi lytter til The Original Victoria Jazz Band: lett uklar rdgylden med ok skum. Nydelig og fruktig aroma, som komme inn i en engelsk frukthage om sommeren. Lekker og velbalansert smak med maltsdme og frukter (inkludert fiken og sviskeplommer) i elegant samspill. Forfinet bitterhet i den nesten sherryaktige ettersmaken. Srdeles lettdrikkelig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (17148) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2014
Bronze-amber and bright. Complex malts - rich caramelized sugars, toastiness, and a moreish German country bread quality.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (3520) - NORWAY - DEC 6, 2016
Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 06.12.16. Dark orange. Uneven off-white head. Aroma and taste of dried fruits, apricot, sweet malt and sweet dessert wine. Very good. Low carbonation and round mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KolonelKlink (65) - AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2010
This is a great English Bitter, one of the best. Nose is dominated by toffee/caramel sweetness with a touch of typically english hops - pine and spruce. This is continued on the palate with lots of malt sweetness; caramel, toffee and chocolate. This sweetness is beautifully balanced by the high, but not out-of-proportion bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (7080) - 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 toffees though! I am a big fan of Fuggles hops and their aroma. Although used in this brew, I couldnt 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martin243 (1126) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber with ivory head. Aroma: toffee, treacle, dried fig and raisin, liquorice. Taste: medium bitter and sour with low sweetness. Palate: smooth coarse texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, inferring toffee, dried fig, liquorice finish. Comments: Very good and glass lace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Don2711 (460) - - 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.

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