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Brewed by Batemans
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Skegness, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: pasteurised. Bottled by Marston’s.
Combined Harvest is a unique combination of brewing worts, or extracts from a variety of cereals. Most premium ales are brewed only using malted barley, but this multigrained beer has a unique multigrain blend of malted barley, oats, rye and wheat. Grainy tasting with a delightful floral start and finish.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2004
Bottled. I had this time ago, and never remembered to rate it. It was a little on the poor side if I recall correctly. Fresh sample needed..

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2004
Bottled. Amber with a large crusty white head. Dry bitter aroma. Sharp bitter flavour that arrives a little flat on the palate. Softer flavours and complexity are lacking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2004
I tried a Spring Breeze lately and it was flat as a pancake and so skunked that I couldn't drink it(but I did) The Combined Harvest could not have been more different.Nice off-white fizzy head with delicate lacing.Sweet white wine aroma with pears.Lovely amber colour.Great barley flavour with some caramel.I really enjoyed this brew and drunk it all before I finished rating it.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrat (1255) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2005 From a Bottle.As a rule Batemans are ok,this is not too bad,some fruity notes,an average beer.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2004
Very faint aroma, a little malty, a little grassy. Some initial flavour of apples and pears, but loses distinction as it warms up, starts to taste almost as bad as Boddingtons Pub Ale... OK, maybe not THAT bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3596) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2003
Bottled. Gold colour, poor white head and moderate condition. Fruity nose with traces of citrus and hops, some fruity malt in the mouth and a hoppy bitterness mingled with a mouthcoating oilyness in the finish.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2003
Faintly hazy pale amber under small short lasting pale yellow head. Medium intensity slightly stale biscuity oat meal grainy malt aroma. Medium thinnish watery body. Flavour similar to aroma plus a bit of artificial banana and stale hop bitter. Weak quick fading malty finish and aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2003
Yes, I had liquorice allsorts in my notes as well pogo, perhaps I was too pissed to be original. What else? A hint of staleness in the hops aroma, and there was something a little chemically (alcohol?: surely not in a 4.7 percenter) as well. Otherwise an awesome English bitter that went down like me on Stan. They didn't put flowers in there or something did they?

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (6309) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 28, 2003
good old whiteboard marker aroma. some saltiness and licorice dryness. disturbingly like a pale version of eczematic's ol' salty. enjoyed it less as i worked my way through it

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2003
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.


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