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Batemans G.H.A.

Brewed by Batemans
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Wainfleet, England


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask: Regular.
Introduced as both "4 point 2" and "Good Honest Ale" in 2009 before settling on "GHA".
Ingredients: East Anglian Maris Otter barley. East Kent Goldings & Challenger hops.
A refreshing golden beer. Buckets of English hops give this beer a spicy aroma followed by a balanced fruity taste. A subtle bitterness develops in the long finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (2333) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Gravity cask at Hog and Partridge, St Neots. Light to mid gold. Tight little white head. Floral/peach aroma, very weak so difficult to get much more. Innocuous sweet taste followed by a lip-smacking bitterness. Light palette. Just ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6351) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2012
Pint taken at the Brewery Visitor Centre in Wainfleet on 4th Sep 2010. The abreviation means ’Good Honest Ale’, which has been the Batemans logo for years. Pours a lovely golden straw colour with a small but complete white head. The East Coast Goldings and Challenger hops give the beer a fine spicey hop aroma and add bitterness into the taste which become more pronounced as the mouth dries. Mild citrus feel to the initial sips, before the hops take over. Well balanced and pleasant to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34360) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2011
Cask. A golden beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of lemony hops as well as light notes of malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of matl, caramel, and chewy and citrusy hops, leading to a dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (14127) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2011
Cask at the Wharf. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is citrus, malt, hop. flavour is butterscotsch, hop, fruit, citrus, malt. bitter finish. Medium body. OK beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16504) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2011
Cask at The Wharf. A clear golden beer topped by a small, white head. Biscuity malts and fruits on the aroma, quite citrusy. It is dry and medium bodied with a good citrusy bitterness and some crackery pale malts. A quenching beer with a pleasant hop addition. Nothing special though. 101020

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (7332) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2010
Cask@The Warf, Aalborg.Pours golden with some small white bubbles on top.Aroma of grassy hops, caramel , nettle, butterscotch and fruitiness. Flavor is caramel, sweet malt with a bitter and fruity finish.Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (16771) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2010
Cask at Cockney pub. Nice creamy head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, malt hops and notes of caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17282) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2010
Cask at The Hooden on the Hill, Ashford, Kent. Gold, thin lasting white head. Some Bateman’s yeast, very distinctive on aroma. Some golden syrp on the pale malts. Some dryness on the end. Dull golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40454) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2010
From cask at Bree Louise. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity hoppy. Sweet, fruity and mild citric. Bitter and fruity into a slight citric finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2010
Cask (handpump) at the Great British Beer Festival Day 2, August 2009. More light amber than gold in colour. A hint of diacetyl in the aroma. Fairly dry. Mainly malty, like most Batemans beers, even when they are trying to make a Golden Ale. And like most Batemans beers I found it palatable but conservative and unadventurous. GHA here stands for "Good Honest Ales" which I guess is one way of looking at it. I note that others have found it rather more vibrant so I wonder about the condition here. It must have gone down well enough with plenty of drinkers as it has subsequently been added to the permanent range.

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