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Brewed by Batemans
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Skegness, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Bottled by Marston.
Ingredients: Maris Otter malt; Goldings, Challenger, and Liberty hops.
""A superb strong Bitter with a complex palate consisting of a delightful hop character balanced by prominent maltiness.""


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10683) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2011
Bottle at home with Lyoli. Pours a beautiful, rich ruby with a weak, white head. Dark fruits in the nose, some malts, slight metal. Medium sweet flavor, lightly fruit, a bit of metal, some bread, mild leafy bitterness. Light to medium in body with average carbonation. Finishes a bit dry, still some metal, bitterness on the sides of the mouth, lingering toast and light grapes. Decent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Bottle from Root Cellar. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth dry texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10420) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2008
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is dry, caramel, malt. Flavour is dry, caramel, malt, hint of hop. Easy drinkable beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2008
Deep golden with medium off white head. Sweet fruity aroma with caramel and floral hops. Sweet flavor with notes of citrus, hops and caramel. Finishes dry with moedrate bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (10342) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Bottle. Clear brown, off white head. Aroma of caramel and light spice. Taste has lots of malt, slight bitter finish. Very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10291) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 1, 2008
Botella. Pours a nice deep golden copper colour with a mostly diminishing white head. Aroma of caramel, well toasted malt and fruity hops. Good mouthfeel. The flavour has a good toasted maltiness with caramel, fruity hops and a pleasant bit mild well lasting bitter caramellic finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2007
August 15. 2005, Thistle Hotel, Aberdeen, Scotland, in our room, bottle, chilled. Dark amber with a really nice head. The aroma is malty with notes of caramel. The flavour is nice an full malty with notes of caramel. The bitterness closes the ball, and it’s a really nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10124) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2003
Bottled, Pasteurised. Deepish amber beer with loose head. Despite pasteurisation there are traces of tangy fruit and light hops. A good bitter finish. I would prefer to mark the cask conditioned which is bolder and fuller, but hey, they also serve it in a bottle so who am I to choose?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10100) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2003
Bottle. Malt and whisky aroma. Some roasted malt, coffee and apple. A firm bitterness. Some licorice. Nice, fairly complex and tasty ale with even a slight alcohol burn.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9660) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2010
500 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, biscuit, fruittiness and light pepper. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, biscuit, fruittiness and light pepper with a crisp moderatly bitter finish.


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