Derbeth (304) - Kraków, POLAND - OCT 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is malty, but not like in a lager. Rye and barnyard; plus fruity notes. Minimal head, amber colour. Lightly sour, lightly bitter. Soft carbonation, full body. Maybe lacks some bitterness and character, but it’s a good beer.
The_Bish (1125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
So, the countdown has started. I gotta work hard cuz Richie simply has a higher run rate than I do. I don’t wanna let him down and this has got quite exciting. 8 ticks today would be good, This is obviously an average start. This is gonna be fun...
wimpyjoe (3715) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Has a healthy golden glow but very little head and a light malt character. Relatively easy to drink with a carbonation.
maxwelldeux (3542) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear light amber color with a moderate white head. Nose is quite bitter from the English-style hops and almost slightly sour. Taste is somewhat non-descript bitter. Bleh. Boring.
rand (1280) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 500 ml from La Cave du Haut Jura - St-Laurent-en-Grandvaux (F). Amber with a short head and slight crackling. Aromas of cereals, UK hop, hay and honey. The taste is also cereals, with honey and earthy hops. Rye bread and porridge. Bitter-sweet with toffy, fruity and a little spicy. Light and grassy, finally easy and thirst-quenching.
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - MAR 14, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not too sure about this one. Drinkable, not totally awful, but somehow soapy? Prefumed? Waxy? Light in colour and light on flavour too.
Osprey87 (1586) - WALES - MAR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aug 2012 - slightly floral, which I wasn’t expecting. Quite light, but not watery. Biscuity finish. Not bad.
pivnizub (8767) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Almost clear, deep golden with a orangey sheen, stable creamy off-white foamy layer, honeyish and hoppy nose with a light tinge of vegetables; spicy sweetish-bitter flavour,relatively light bodied, but pretty soft; getting drier and hoppier towards the malty-bitter finish. Just O.K. ...
Suttree (5122) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper, big but loose white head. Bready, toasty, lightly spicy aroma. Very malty. Lots grainy, toasty flavors. Hints of spicy, peppery flavors, too. Not bad...
Dendroid (6) - Bawtry, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle bought 28 Dec 12, Best Before 28 Feb 13.
Clear dark golden honey colour, thick white head which settles gradually, visible light effervescence.
Citrusy* sour and slight biscuity smell.
Watery mouthfeel, predominant cereal taste**, bitterness doesn’t last. Not hoppy enough.
First taste of Batemans, underwhelming but pleasant enough, will try some of their other beers when given the chance.
Having read Marko’s review, I think he hits the nail on the head:
**also, slight sweet Apricot and Yeast