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Batemans Veto Ale

Formerly brewed at Batemans
Style: Bitter
Wainfleet, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Veto Ale is a traditional English bitter and a perfect example of a great beer style that you can drink and feel proud to be British.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6201) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
First had this in my local Wetherspoons pub (10 Jan 2012) and wasnít impressed, saw it again at the Wetherspoons in Liverpool (John Lennon) Airport and thought Iíd give it another chance. It has been brewed purely for the Wetherspoons chain of pubs, so easy to find. This review is from the hand pulled pint I had in Liverpool: the beer is a deep amber colour, an off-white head sits on top, nothing exciting, but looks OK. The nose and taste lead with malts, semi-sweet caramel feel to both aroma and flavours in the mouth. A mild citrusy hop bitterness is just under the surface and exerts its presence more towards the end of each gulp or sip. Medium body depth and nicely balanced: it isnít going to set your taste buds racing but it is decent enough to have more than one of. The first time I tried it the condition was poor, which is why I didnít review it, this was a fresher pint and obviously well looked after.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9457) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
Cask, handpump at The Moon Under Water, JDW, Cheltenham, Glos weekend of Cheltenham Folk Festival Sat 11th Feb 2012 Gold in colour with a white head. This is quite soft in the mouth with some sweet citrus flavours and a light creamy vanilla flavour, easy drinking with some light caramel to the fore. Served in good nick this ok. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.2

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13581) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 27, 2012
Cask (Tivoli (JDW), Cambridge)
Sweet caramelly mashy malts. Typical dark bitter. Typical Batemans. Strange almnondy twist in the mouth which stays in the finish. Fruity, but otherwise little more than adequate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ Richard John Blackler - JDW, Units 1 & 2, Charlotte Row, Great Charlotte Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England L1 1HU.

Clear medium yellow orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, light to moderate hoppy, fruity, warm citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, wood. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120117]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9755) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2012
Cask, Last Plantagent, Leicester. Golden with a small foam. Aromas are biscuit and toffee with spices. Flavours are toffee with leafy autumn hops. OK, but a bit boring. Has the same apathetic reaction as voting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (7008) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Cask. Deep amber/brown color with a small off-white head. The nose is full of nuts, a bit grassy, some sweet malts. The taste is mildly sweet, the finish dry. The bodyís medium, the carbonation soft. Overall, a very safe bitter. Not bad, but completely uninspiring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sm89walt (1937) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2012
Cask - The Bell Hotel (JDW), Norwich. Fine bubbly white head, mostly lasting, clear amber body. Biscuit, bread and yeast profile. Sweet brown sugary and caramel, toffee flavours. An ok grassy, toasty, burnt sugar bitterness. Some †Batemans yeast character all-round.†Good length, light to medium body, softish mouthfeel. Not great but not terrible either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (21037) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2012
cask at AGBell ... copper ... thin white head ... soft orange toff emalt nose ... dry ... mediinal ... tofeee ... and odd musty fruits ... little caramel ... bit blah

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gary (1839) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2012
(cask @ Golden Lion, Rochester) Looks like every session bitter thatís ever existed .... dusty hop nose ,with some caramel. Tastes malty and subdued and i donít like this style unslless 1)its got lots of hops 2)is dry hopped.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2012 Cask at The Justice Mill, JDW, Aberdeen. Pours clear gold with a flimsy, white foam head. Very little in terms of aroma, only some mild, toasted malts. Odd flavor, some spices, perhaps gingerbread. Lightly sweet with leafy bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Dries out a good bit to finish, some bitter leaves, earth and grass, lightly toasted dough, gingerbread. Nothing special.

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