DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 29/10/2010
Some floral aroma. White head. Golden coloured hoppy and floral with a hint of dryness in a bitter and slightly spicy wheat finish.
Svesse (5197) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Cask at Penderelís Oak JDW, Holborn, London, 24 Nov 2010) Copper colour with brief, white head. Fruity, citric nose with notes of citrus, grass and wheat. Fruity taste with citrus, canned peaches, a slightly sourish wheat character and a light, grassy bitterness. Medium body, with balanced sweetness. A bit on the citric side, but decent.
cgarvieuk (10995) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
cask at standing order ... amber creamy white head ...dry lemon hop nose ... light zezty front ... musty lemon finish ... dull metalic finish
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
3rd Novemeber 2010
Spoons Fest! Bright clear gold beer with a ghost of a head. Light palatem, low carbonation. A little citrus fruit in the background to some light wheaty malt. A little bit of sulphur lurking around. Finishes quite fruity. Not bad - good do with more wheat zing!
SilkTork (4898) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, WALES - NOV 11, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
JDW Autumn Fest 2010 - Rochester. Pale yellow. Fairly neutral in most respects. Quite drinkable. Laid back malt with some noble hops. Lager like, but OK.
Fin (6180) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, handpump at The Babbington, JDW, Derby, Derbyshire 06.11.10 This poured gold, touch sweet in fact a bit like a sweet shop aroma, good clarity with a white head. This is a touch ordinary but fine. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1
imdownthepub (8470) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold with white head. Sweetish understated perfumey beer, not very much going on, itís a job to find the wheat flavours, but perhaps thatís not surprising. A little dull.
wheresthepath (1285) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Cask at the Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading] Pale amber, moderate white head. Nothing really wheaty about this - it tastes like a traditional British bitter. A bit of biscuit, a hint of citrus. Unusually for Batemanís, thereís a reasonable amount of hop bitterness in there. OK session ale.
maeib (7542) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask Conditioned Handpump Cordwainer Northampton. A clear orange coloured beer with a tiny off-white ring of head. A typically dull Batemans occasional beer. This time itís wheatier than usual but I guess thatís pretty much Intended! Really bog standard stuff.
DruncanVeasey (6116) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The High Cross, Leicester. Brass with a narrow white foam. Hay and caramel aroma. That house, aniseedy, Werthers boiled sweet character dominating with plenty of almond....and a creamy marshmallow note Iím enjoying, despite myself. Some apple pastry and cream. No hops as usual, but the wheat actually adds something to that syrupy, almond confectionery character here. Unmistakably Batemans, but better.