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Batemans Wheat Dreams

Batemans Wheat Dreams
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Formerly brewed at Batemans
Style: Wheat Ale
Wainfleet, England
Serve in Shaker, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask: Special - JDW Autumn Fest 2010.
This new clear wheat beer has been brewed exclusively for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival. It is golden in colour with a floral aroma, refreshing flavour and a pleasing lemon and grapefruit bitterness on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2010
Cask at the Gig House (JDW) , Wokingham.Clear amber with a thin white head; floury aroma; dry at first then a sweet wheaty flavour develops with a touch of pear drops; the finish is dry and floury and quite sharply bitter. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2011
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2866) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2010
Cask at the October ’Spoons fest, the Capitol, Forest Hill. Amber pour with a white head. Bit of sulphur in the nose. Fruit, light spices and herb aromas. Light herbs and lime flavours. Sharp bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2010
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 I’m 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (9582) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2010
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4444) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 1, 2010
JDW Fest Autumn 2010
Cask @ Counting House, JDW. Clear light golden colour, medium white head. Aroma is light malty, bit fruity. Flavour is wheat, light sour fruits, bit of citrus. Light sourness. Slightly dry and fairly bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5542) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2010
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svesse (7849) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2010
(Cask at Penderel’s 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial rooms, Bristol 25/10/10. Golden in colour with a slight white head. grainy, malt aroma with a touch of floral hop. thin mouth feel, with more wheaty malts, some citrus fruits and short, dry finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9837) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2010
Cask, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Oadby. Golden with a firm foam. Aromas are clean wheat with soft spices and some background pithy grapefruit. Flavours are wheat with some sweet caramel. Spicy with a light bitter finish. Decent.

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