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Batemans Summer Swallow (Bottle)

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Brewed by Batemans
Style: Bitter
Skegness, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised
A crisp clean beer, sparklingly gold, with a delightfully floral nose and subtle bitter taste.
Colour: EBC 16-20. Bitterness: EBU 20. Hops: Phoenix and Target. Malt: Maris Otter


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
joe19612 (1861) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014
Pours a copper colour with a white head, aroma is floral and light hops, taste is medium bitterness with a dry finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
s_hartshorne (1504) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle aldi. Pours with white head soon dissapears. Clear light copper colour. Aroma is biscuity malts. Taste is malty with slight orange undertones sweet finish. Thin body strong carbonation. Middle o the road beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (2361) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle from b&m Chester-le-Street. Amber coloured with marzipan, vanilla and toffee flavours and a red fruity finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3892) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2012
Clear 500ml bottle (4.2%), best before mid July 2008, drank early May 2008. Poured into a Batemans half pint tumbler (twice). It was a light amber colour, clear and sparkling, with a good formed white head which sadly soon fell away to a thin wispy covering. Fairly sweet aroma, toffee apples and malted milk biscuits came to my mind. This is the 13th Batemans beer I have reviewed on this site. I obviously like their beers and this is no exception. It has a sweetish feel to it, although there is a dryness in the finish. I also detected spices (pepper, cumin and tumeric?), but the wife was cooking mushrooms in the room next door. Lovely summer brew and another fine beer from a wonderful brewery set in a smashing part of Great Britain.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
ralphdot (988) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2011
4.2% deep gold colour with a thin head, hop aroma, some fruitiness in the taste a reasonable bitter.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pyobon (943) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2011
(Bottle) Bright coppery golden with good white head. Aroma has notes of biscuit and rice. Light body, well carbonated. Flavor is thin and not very pleasant with seaweed and subtle toffee. Overall a bit bland, thin and not very nice.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dynamiteninja (1539) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2011
Bottle. Over carbonated. Pours a very lively white head. Golden amber body. Biscuity, fruity, nutty. Not too hoppy, despite its colour. Sweetish. Clean dry finish. Average.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
swooper (1248) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2011
bottle, not strong aroma, only light honey and sweet scramp, golden, clear, white foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, a bit flat taste, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter, average ale, i had better stuff from Batemans

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tommann (2767) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours light copper with no head. Aroma is spicy and soapy hops. Taste is mostly spicy hop. A little soap.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2011
13th August 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! An odd minerally - malty - sweet ale. Slightly watery. Average.


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