Brewed by Batemans
Style: Mild Ale
Wainfleet, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 90   ABV: 3%
Cask: Regular.
A creamy Mild with a fruity palate, some roast character and a hoppy finish. ’Mild of the Year’ at CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival 1999 and on 2 previous occasions.
Colour EBC 115-125; Bitterness EBU 20; Hops Goldings, Challenger, Liberty

Grumbo's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grumbo (1507) - Ipswich, Suffolk, - JAN 20, 2013
Cask from The Ale House, Chelmsford. Nice creamy mild, almost black with an attractive coffee cream coloured head. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
witthatsbier (521) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Dark classic english mild,and just about the best their is,this multi award winning ale,is just a world class beer,from this great family brewer aroma is strong roast malt taste is malty with bitter flavour and a long malty finish nice body for abv overall a world class ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17228) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2013
Gravity dispense at the 23rd Battersea Beer Festival - 06/02/13. Light black with a thin tan head. Nose is dark malts, cardboard, touch of liqourice. Taste comprises dark malt, a touch of chocolate, paper, tobacco. Light in body with moderate carbonation, dry in the finish. Decent enough mild.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (8766) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
Has a berry aroma which is potent like a spirit. Mild in the palate though. Dark with a small head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6375) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
Aug 2006 from BA: This review is from a pint had at the 30th CAMRA, Cotswold Beer Fest (last month). The dark, almost porter black colour is only the start of your journey to Mild perfection. It’s creamy off-white head should be thick and if poured correctly, stay until the end of the pint, sticking to the glass. Some Milds are thin and taste weak, Bateman’s is the opposite, rich and strong tasting, the ABV does not give a true picture of it’s complexity or character. Roasted nuts,ripe fruit and hops hit your nose and the taste is of the same intensity. This is a dark Mild that is well worth tracking down and drinking!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dynamiteninja (1827) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2012
Cask. The Punch Bowl (JDW), York. Medium off white head. Dark ruby body. Fruit, mild malt, caramel. Bittersweet. Dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1500) - ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2011
Half pint at the Twickenham Beer Festival 2011. Black with little, but creamy brown head. Fruity, pleasant aroma. Very nice and fruity, though not a classic mild. Very nice for a weakling strength beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (12953) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate and raisins. Sweet fruity flavour with a touch of chocolate. A bit thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1595) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 5, 2011
First tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in May 1993. Cask, handpump dispense. Dull ruby black in colour with a thin tan coloured head. Strong roast malt, and expresso coffee notes in the long aroma. Thin but delicious mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give sweet toffee, bitter chocolate and roast grain notes. Slight dry note of liquorice in the aftertaste along with dry bitter resins from the hops. Sweet treacle toffee note evident in the finish. This is a cracking session mild which is packed full of flavour and tastes more like a high end of 4% instead of 3%. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
JohnRMurdoch (4410) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2011
Cask @ The Tass Bar, Edinburgh. Almost black colour, big beige head. Sour coffee aroma. Bitter liquorice flavour. Smooth but a bit watery. Not my thing.

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