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


on tap

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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.""

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13602) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (13414) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13389) - 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?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13316) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 6, 2009
(50cl bottle) Medium beige head atop clear dark amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, plum, some earthy/spicy. Taste is medium sweet, plum, spicy/earthy, some caramel. Light-medium body, somewhat watery, low carbonation, light resin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (12953) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2009
Amber with a small head. Aroma of caramel and fruity yeast, with some grassy hops. Sweetish caramel flavour with just enough hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12570) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12193) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear amber/orange with an average, frothy, off-white to light tan head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (hay, straw, cereal, meal), average hops (earth, herbs), and average yeast (earth). Light bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness and acidity, moderate bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (12170) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle sample at a tasting at Sar HaMashkaot Ramat Gan. Thanks Dagan. BBD 9/30/11. Clear amber. Malty, honey-ish and caramelly aroma with some fruitiness, some flowery notes and light hoppiness. Sweetish flavor with some malt, a bit of graininess and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Seems a bit old.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (12007) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 19, 2000
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2010 from Drinks of the World - translucid ruby-amber colour with a poor head retention; a fair flowery hoppiness with notes of caramel; thin to medium-bodied and with some herbal tart bitterness, subtle carbonation and a long hoppy and herbal finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11939) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2011
clear caramelly brown, smooth white head. bitter caramel aroma, slightly flowery. flavor is bitter caramelly, flowery mild, bitter hop balance, good bitter ale.

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