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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.

bobinlondon's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bobinlondon (1288) - Harrow, Greater London, - FEB 13, 2012
Hand pulled cask at the Moon & Sixpence (JDW) Hatch End. Gold with a white head. Fairly hoppy for Batemanís with little of their pear drop signature after taste. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43888) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
prawlie (1499) - ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2012
Pint at the Old Manor in Bracknell. Copper amber with a reasonable head on it. Bitter, dry, alright. Aroma is not distinct. Not very interesting.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
worldbeertaste (1795) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2012
Medium copper with a thick frothy lasting white head. Thin light body. Strong horrid processed chemical malt taste. Orangy Caramel malt, Yeast Ripefurit and bitter hop citrus finish. Not to be enjoyed

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6336) - 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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5542) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2012
JDW, Rochester. Amber best bitter with a lingering dusty hop finish. Malt is biscuit like initially, then fruity with a soft sourness that may be poor pub storage. OK. [2.8]
JDW, Gatwick Airport. A dryish biscuit malt with a hint of sour, dusty hops. Not impressed. [2.6]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (10360) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2012
Cask at the Henglerís Circus JDW, Glasgow, Scotland. Clear amber colour with small creamy off-white head. Mild aroma of malt and mild notes of floral hops. Flavour is dry malty and dry bitterish hoppy. Watery. Drinkable not rememberable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (23012) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2012
Cask @ The Tyburn, JDW, Marble Arch W2. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hints of apples. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with a bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9837) - 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
Leighton (18525) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gary (1871) - 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.

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