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.
thunder_head1 (79) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden orange colour and has a light fruity aroma and you certainly taste all 4 grains plus hints of fruit a very good beer.
Martin243 (947) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
As you might expect, a grainy aroma, and a bright golden body with a Rocky white head. Light tasty flavour, I was prepared to dislike this beer, thinking it was a bit of a gimmick from Batemans, but it doesnít disappoint. A delicious golden summer beer. Yum Yum!
BlackHaddock (5194) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oct 2006: Very drinkable bottle of English Pale Ale.
Pale bronze in colour, with a a tight almost white head, it looke the part.
The blend of barley, wheat, oats and rye give it a sweet aroma, with hops just about winning the battle for top dog in the smelling stakes.
Hops and fruit flavours fill your mouth, again a sweet taste, like the aroma, although, matliness also forces its way into the reckoning when mouthfeel and overall flavour is searched for.
This will not be everyones idea of a classic English Pale Ale, far to sweet for most, but as a beer for drinking with friends, it is ideal. I like it very much.
Gethinbeer (2400) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very pleasant and appealing sweet fruity aroma. Reminds me of summer in a bottle. Decent frothy head, orange golden appearance. Very nice texture, rich yet perfect balance of fruits and hops. Lovely bitterness. Really enjoyed this ale. Excellent.
coldbrewky (1535) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle found at Half-time by the wife...Zoinks. Ahh bless her heart, she got me a healthy multi-grain beer for heart health and lowering my cholesterol. It worked! A lovely deeper amber in the glass. Wavy oily head. Malt rich body as one would assume, bready and smooth not grainy. Nose is malt as well. A well presented and balanced brew. Welcome after a hot day of work.
JDBaker11058 (1647) - Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: clear brassy amber, with a medium white head and minimal lacing. Aroma: solid malt presence with a pleasantly subtle whiff of rye bread and notes of dark fruits. Taste: whole grain brown bread, caramel, toffee, a little spice from the rye, with notes of cherry and some mellow, smooth hoppyness. Finish: clean, crisp, and short, with a bit of lingering toasty malts. Notes: Iím not terribly famliar with ESBs, but I canít believe this isnít more highly rated. This thing practically defines drinkable. The balance between sweet, bready malts (with a lovely bit of rye spice), a hint of sweet fruits, then a leveler of mellow, slightly herbal and floral hops made this wonderful drinking. Gone before I knew it.
stchloe (904) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nothing like a good English ESB. Love the multigrain malt body, a very complex malt body, complimented by Belgian yeast notes.
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
badgerben (4682) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange color with no head. Aroma of oranges and peaches. Very fruity flavor, mostly pear and peach. A little grainy quality. Quite sweet.