tdtm82 (668) - Essex, - FEB 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2010 A copper red ale from Batemans. A nice texture. Descent throthy head which thins out quickly. Golden, copper-red texture. Grass; hey and earthy smell. Banana, toffee, and grass in the flavour. A champion beer of Britain in the past brewed aftrer Batemans was saved from a potential financial take over. George Bateman is to thank for this beer. A rather cheeky cover of Nelson and a ship. Edit - 3rd July 2010 from a fresher bottle. Acquried from Morrison’s.
dynamiteninja (1278) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber body. White head. Aroma is red fruit, green apple, hops and malt. Sweet. Dry finish.
SilverfoX (14) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
dull, boring and so uninteresting that i cant even be bothered to write a proper review. Bad form Batemans....
tderoeck (3566) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11/X/13 - 50cl bottle @ home - BB: 6/IX/10 (2013-943) Thanks to Sebletitje for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark orange beer, small creamy off-white head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: honey, orange marmalade, very sweet, caramel, fudge. MF: soft carbon, medium to light body. Taste: sweet start, honey, some caramel, little bitter, toasted malts, some bubble gum, banana. Aftertaste: caramel, sugary, bit sweet, banana, some orange peel, hint of sherry.
Philym (309) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Clear copper/amber with thin quick to disappear loose ivory head.
Aroma: Raisin, dried fig, bread, subtle liquorice, grassy, syrup and caramel notes.
Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium bitterness and sourness.
Palate: Average/prickly carbonation, thin light texture and body, fairly abrupt astringent, fruity and malty finish with a slight alcohol warmth.
Comments: Tasty ale no glass lace.
sebletitje (5974) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille 50cl, curieusement passée de date, BB 06/10/2010, thank to my neigbhors.
Cuivrée, col fin blanc cassé.
Arôme est assez doux, malté et caramel gardant cette approche de grains avec une pointe de réglisse et liquoreux d’où les houblons semblent s’être atténués.
Palais reste agréable malgré la date, garde un profil caramel avec un fini sirop pur la gorge assez agréable. Note de réglisse, malt pâle avec un côté oscillant sur le mielleux - organique. L’amertume se veut subtile.
KoNrRiI (316) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5 bottle. Amber color, nearly no head, clear. The aroma is malt-driven with a lot of fruity notes, mostly apricot and some apple cider and a touch of dough. The flavor is malty too but does not lack hop attitude either, again some fruits and a lot of biscuit. Medium body, slick texture and below average carbonation. Finish is mostly composed of malts and biscuits but it retains this uncanny apricot fruitiness. Overall it is a good brew but needs some stronger character, definitely tasty and drinkable.
Sarpa (507) - FINLAND - SEP 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle 50 cl @ home pours clear golden with a small white head. aroma of caramel, fruits. English hops, malt in the flavor.
Jimthechap (1321) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a good day for me as I was able to sample two from Bateman’s in the one sitting. IT is a sample of my heritage and for that I love this beer. Slightly clearer colour than the XXXB but still a lustrous coppery amber. The head was whitish grey and dissipated in the glass in short order. Aromas were peachy apricot, malt-driven rather than hop driven but generous for it.
In terms of flavour, it was not as biscuity or sweet as its above brother ale, however it wasn’t shy. A good slurp revealed nectarine, peach and apricot with a slight acidic character which was by no means unpleasant, quite the opposite. A delightful ale and another one for the Albion wishlist.
Sigmund (4499) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle, shared by a neighbour. ABV is 6.0%. Copper colour, moderate white head. Pleasant malty aroma and flavour with fruitcake, stewed fruits and some caramel. The hops are moderate, but nicely balanced. A typical English ESB / strong pale ale, much to my liking.
SperkeleForce (337) - FINLAND - AUG 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 50 CL. Pours amber with small white head. Notes of yeast, lemon, hops. Too much of yeast taste in this.