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Formerly brewed at Batemans
Style: Dunkler Bock
Wainfleet, England


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Cask: Special - Wetherspoon Beer Festival Autumn 2012
Patrick Hendrikse and Bart Obertop have travelled to Batemans Brewery, in Lincolnshire, to collaborate in brewing this beer especially for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival. This ruby-coloured ‘bock bier’ contains highlights of maltiness and a touch of roast in the flavour, while the German hops combine to provide a smooth bitterness. Hops used: Hallertauer Tradition, Northern Brewer

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jonb5 (508) - Greater London, - OCT 30, 2012
Half pint tasted at the JDW real ale festival. Dark amber colour, one finger head, faded fast, retained some lacing. Aroma was malt, caramel, slight cork and a hint of Hallertau hop. Tasted roasted caramel, brown sugar and notes of rasperry, finish was boozy. Syrupy texture, no carbonation, the burn from the booze gave it a coarse edge. Decent colder weather Bock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (2308) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2015
0,33l flesje gedeeld met bryanvdv. Amber met een volle crème kraag. Geur begint met hop kruidig maar ook mout komt erdoor. Smaak Is mooie balans tussen zoet en bitter. Afdronk tikkeltje wrang. Mondgevoel is vol genoeg voor het type bier

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rok1024 (1273) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JAN 24, 2015
Hazy ruby appearance. Malty roasted sweet aroma. Medium sweetness, some bitterness, decent Bock style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 30 Oct 2012. Poured a dark copper, with a dense off-white head. Aroma of dark malt, spice and caramel. Rich flavours of raisins, dates, grain and lager malt. Finish was toffee, esters and banana.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
SilkTork (5565) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Oct, 2012. JDW, Rochester. Dark tinged amber. Served warm and flat. Under performs at 6%. A rather watery and uninteresting beer indeed. Something wrong perhaps.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Cask Half Pint – JDW Fest Autumn 2012 - Ruby coloured ‘bock bier’. Malty; toasty/roasty malts, caramel. Fruity; dark fruits. Hoppy; slight balancing hop bitterness. Smooth. Sweet malty fruity throughout. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2013
Cask, Wetherspoons fest Carlisle from a while back!. Aroma is low, but more than made up for by rich fruit flavours on the tongue. Brown sugar notes, medicinal finish, full-bodied and flavoursome. The Batemans characteristics do come through, but without too much of the banana flavours that I associate with their beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tampierre (1280) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 10, 2013
Cask at Wetherspoons beer festival ; Devon ; UK ; Malty,roast,fruit and herbs aroma ; Dark amber color with smaller head ; Medium sweet taste with light bitter finish ; Interesting bock.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol, November 2012. Reddish amber with a decent, off-white head. Sweet, caramel and orange fruit with some heavy alcohol in the finish. Not for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (8772) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
Ruby with a slight sweet nose to it. Sweet tasting with a noticeable strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
Cask handpull, The Larry (JDW), Nuneaton, 13/11/12. Deep cream capped with chestnut. GK-like black cherry, oak and aniseed aroma; really milky mocha. Black cherry, oak, toffee-draped flavour. The pepper of booze wrapped in softness. Sweet, muted, balanced....and a bit naughty.

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