eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice appearance: very clear copper with a slight red glow + nice irregular head composed partly of creamy froth and partly of bubbles of various sizes. the consumption bit: undeniably interesting taste and mouthfeel - partly tangy from the rye, partly decocted caramel, and quite creamy and slippery from the oats. bitterness blends into the tang at the end very nicely, then fades into a lingering gingerbread/honey/pepper aftertaste.
nigos (623) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hoppy aroma with pear hints. Copper colour with white fast disappearing head. Malty flavour with banana hints and a bitter dry finish. Pretty standard stuff, thin.
SilkTork (5012) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2005 Sept, 2002: Bottle. Batemanís has been a family run brewery since 1874, struggling to remain in business, but always remaining true to cask ales. The water for the beer is drawn from the mains rather than the local River Steeping which is now too polluted. The beers are all bottled by Marstonís. This is a pleasant, but not especially interesting beer. The use of oats smooths the beer down too much and it becomes too blandly sweet. Batemanís are OK in the cask (especially Dark Mild), but until they put some yeast in the bottles the bottled versions will remain less than interesting. [2.6]
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweetish, perfumy, malty nose. sweet start, malty, slightly hop bitter, bittersweet.
neilrichards (191) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not much gas, and a golden, summer beeer colour. Smells light and fruity. Tastes suprisingly good, with hints of caramel. Tastes a lot better than it looks and smells. In Toms words, ívery pleasantí.
RichardGretton (4107) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hoppy bitter with slight caramel notes. Average.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong hoppy aroma. Flavour is a kind of non-sweet maltiness, if that makes any sense. Very little bitterness. This is just an ok curiosity.
leaparsons (7483) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2004 Basically an average albeit solid beer. There are lots of grain in the aroma and taste. OK, but nothing mind blowing.
YID99 (2) - Skegness, - FEB 20, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer has a fruity taste. The strength is deceptive and could be mistaken for a session beer. This beer will appeal lager & bitter drinkers alike. A good all-year-round drink.