overall
46
65
style
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: 157   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grumbo (2302) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Cask at the Great Northern Hotel, Peterborough. Pours copper to chestnut brown with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, dark fruit. Medium sweetness, light bitterness, touch sour. Medium body, some stickiness to texture, soft carbonation. Finish is fruity, slightly dry.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (5042) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2017
Cask @ Montgomerys Tower, Shrewsbury. Pours clear copper, white head. Aroma is lightly sweet, some honey. Taste is smooth, with a grainy, sweet, lightly bitter character. Some smooth honey / caramel nestled amongst a grainy malt base. Salright.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (7623) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2017
Cask handpull at The Crosse Keys Bishopsgate as Grainstore Ten Fifty, 5%. Dark amber, translucent, still with a light brown head which retains quite well and leaves droopy lacing. Aroma is wholemeal bread, some wet wood. Body is smooth with tingly carbonation for cask. Taste is quite sharp initially - some chemical, varnish, quite spicy and drying, astringent. Then a few waves of bready malt. More gluey astringency into the finish with a lasting breathy aftertaste. Maybe even a touch phenolic or smokey. It grew on me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Parmenion777 (221) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2017 A clear dark amber pour with a small off white head. A caramel malt and fruit aroma, apples and plums. A sweet malty caramel taste with fruity flavours, apples and plum. A mellow lingering bitter finish. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (3348) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen1 (5479) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (3059) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2016
Cask at the Grape and Grain, Crystal Palace. Copper coloured pour with a light beige head. Orchard fruit and caramel aroma. Lots more orchard fruit in the flavour ably assisted by some plum jam, red apple, sweet malt and caramel. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thellgren (930) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2015
Draught (cask) @ Angleterre, Helsinki. Nice amber colour. Great real ale fruity taste. With some bitter in the end. Some butterscotch from the malts and wood or maybe nuts.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (7020) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Cask @Kittys. Pours mahogany color with a thick white head. Toffeeish, slightly woody, fruity aroma. Harsh hops, floral notes, dark fruits. Edit. Towards the finish of my glass it was a completely different beer, not harsh, merely hoppy with ripe fruits.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv (6370) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2015
Cask at Kittys, Helsinki. Colour is clear light copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Some fruits, dryness, nuts, bitterness and malts.


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