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Batemans Summer Swallow (Cask)

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Cask, Seasonal - June to August.
NOTE: Only ratings for the cask version should be entered here. The bottled version has a separate listing.
Light, crisp, golden and thirst quenching. Conjuring up images of those lazy summer days. Brewed using East Anglian barley and East Kent Golding hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Pint Glass. Supplier: The Shakespeare (Bristol). Fruity aroma but ultimately watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3912) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2015
Tried on tap at the Horse and Groom, Lincoln. Golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma is malty with a touch of citrus. Taste mid sweet to a slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (5568) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2012
Light blond colour. Fruity citrus aroma. Has a rounded flavour, hoppy and fruity. Nice dry finish. Easy to drink summer session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (1152) - ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2012
Cask. Straw gold with a creamy white head. Lemon and lime nose. Massive bitter kick in the mouth. A proper bitter. Lemon, lime, grapefruit. There's a nice sweet biscuit malt there too which tempers the finish. Making it pleasant and sessionable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2847) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 22, 2012
Cask @ JDW Elgin
Straw colour, crystal clear, dense white head, good lacing
Aroma - pale malts, lemony hops, lemony light acidity
Taste - pale hay malts, lemon hop, quite fruity, soft cereal ,slight nerbal note, some acidic tartness, better taste than aroma
Palate - soft carb, thin to medium body. Light acidic soft lemon palate. Finish - dry, lemon, some bitter cereal, thirst quenching
Overall - Not bad for Batemans - quite a refreshing session ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4796) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2012
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - clear pale golden, thin white head, bready / fruity aroma, cereal, fruity, refreshing, light body, nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (5382) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2012
50cl bottle from Tanners, Shrewsbury. Pours cloudy and golden with nice head. The nose is of citrus and cereal. Some earthiness. The taste is more of the same. The palate has medium structure, a creamy texture with a clean finish. Overall, a solid ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (6384) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2012
Hand pulled pint in ’The Park Inn’ Wellington, Shropshire on 4th Aug 2012. Looked a bit insipid to be honest, very pale compared to the bottled version which was a light amber colour to start with. This also came out with a slight haze, so maybe it wasn’t at it’s best and hadn’t been looked after too well! The beer had a white head that produced some good lacing (unlike the bottled one). The nose appears to have got hoppier than I remember the bottled version being too, as was the taste, those malty flavours being pushed towards the back as the hops gained strenght. Enjoyed it, but it seemed a completely different beer to the bottle I had back in 2008.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - AUG 7, 2012
Beautiful golden yellow colour. Yeasty aroma. Grassy, hay top notes with a crisp long bitter finish. Thirst-quenching.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (8770) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2012
Weak appearance but flavoursome through a thoroughly hopped character. Good aroma.

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