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Brewed by Batemans
Style: English Strong Ale
Skegness, England

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Originating in Einbeck, Germany, the Bavarian pronunciation of the now world famous town is ’billy goat’! Maltier, stronger and darker than you dare! Think Bavaria, clinking steins and merriment as the perfect accompaniment to this homage to Dopplebock!


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2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CJGrip (19) - Greater London, - SEP 26, 2013
Dark I colour, strong smooth beer. Pretty flat, fairly dull in flavour. Malty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3423) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014
Dark red brown with no head. Aroma of burnt malts, sugars and treacle. Bittersweet taste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (1218) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2014
500ml bottle from B&M Bargains. Pours brown with off white head. Malty, sweet and a good representation of a doppelbock. Really rather good and the best Batemans beer I’ve tried.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeoffClaridge (8) - Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014 does not count
I don’t usually go for the darker beers, but this was in a random selection I made from Sainsburys 3 for a fiver offer. Tastes is pleasant and easy drinking.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (375) - - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle from sainsburys. Pours clear brown ale with glossy cream head. Aroma is roasty honey malts with some smoke too. Taste is sweet and rich, some alcohol heat too. Tingly carbonation and good medium body. Expected the worst from the bottle design, was pleasantly surprised.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
teorn88 (3121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
Backlog rating. 50cl bottle at CBC Clerkenwell, Gunnar tasting. Thanks Fergus for this one. It pours a dark amber color with a medium beige head. Aroma is quite sweet and malty, with notes of toffee and raisins. Taste is medium sweet with notes of sweet malts, vanilla, candy sugar and biscuit. Finishes quite sweet with more burnt sugar notes. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Not a fan of this one, really

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cimbasso (256) - - NOV 25, 2014
Sampled from a 50cl bottle. This beer is a dark ruby colour with a slight white head, soon dispersed. Reasonably malty aroma, and the taste is malty but quite sour. Taste of blackberries and plums. Rather vinegary finish. Low drinkability.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilverfoX (417) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2014
fruit, vinegar, body is dark reddish brown, no real head just some thin tan coloured lacing on top. taste is mildly sour blackcurrant with some mild marmite in the finish. nothing incredible.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1271) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle from Sainsburys. Deep chestnut brown colour, looks great. Unusual beer this, bock ingredients and Batemans yeast I would guess. Malty, sweet, not as clean as a bock. Pleasant.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
cirzen (12) - FRANCE - OCT 26, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a nice conker brown. Nose is raisin, slightly acidic and cidery. Taste is tart, stewed red fruit and alcohol. Managed to finish the bottle but it wasn’t a great experience.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dogbomb (969) - ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle. Dark ruby ale with a quickly fading tan head. Nose is sweet plum with confection and a touch of toffee. Taste is... malty, but also slightly acidic and raisiny. Just tastes a little wrong. You are willing the malt to take hold of it, but it never really manages and you end up with a alcoholic raisin aftertaste. Meh.


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