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


on tap

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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.""

Wulfstan's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - OCT 22, 2009
This is a wonderful ESB, characterful, complex, and very well balanced. It is bright but deep copper with a very large light tan head that dissipates slowly to a permanent frothy top and leaves frothy lace. The aroma is a rich English ale with caramelized, toasted bread, hints of ginger bread, licorice, tea leaves, caramelized-fermented figs and orange, buttery caramel. The taste is similarly complex and characterul yet highly pleasant. It is fruity, spicey, and peppery, withtoasted bread, buttery caramel, and citrus. A restrained but firm spicey-citrusy-leafy bitterness just dominates the full-bodied malty sweetness and takes over at the finish but leaves a sweet lingering flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
christhoel (196) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Hazy amber with medium light beige short lasting head. Luscious fruity caramel malt, toffee and some woody aromas. Start is mostly rawish medium dry bitter and a touch of malt. Smooth thinnish mouth feel with dry bitter flavours and some spicey hints in the finish. Lotsa nice brit bitter character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (981) - SPAIN - OCT 29, 2014
Botella de 50 cl, adquirida en Cerveceria Internacional. Color ambar. Sabor a malta, caramelo, ligeramente afrutado.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2438) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Samo Pivo, Belgrade. Dark copper, clear. Little head. Red malty aroma. English bitter, chocolate covered cherries. Solid strong bitter, decent ’premium’ style. Grape, molasses. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markoijelena (693) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle 0.5l at Samo Pivo Belgrade Serbia.Pour it amber color with small white head.Taste and aroma of red pepper, caramel.Good carbonation, bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
digopossobon (296) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 20, 2014
Cor avermelhada, creme com média formação. Bom aroma de malte tostado. Muita torrefação no sabor. E ótimo lúpulo. Alguma acidez no retrogosto.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2014
Famed English bitter from a well-respected family brewery, with thinnish, off-white head and pure, warm amber colour; aroma softly and sweetishly malty, caramel, grapefruit, a bit woody; taste malty, nutty with gentle spicy notes, slowly getting dryer and ending in a long, leafy and herbal hop bitterness typical of Kent Goldings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (1473) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle from Aldi. Pours copper with a rocky cream head. Malty and fruity with caramel and a touch of spice. OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (546) - SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Dark amber/copper beer with a light caramel aroma. Flavour is initially quite sweet but the caramel is underpinned by a toasted malt flavour. It’s quite sharp but in the mouth it mellows out a touch though that toasty, near-burnt edge remains. Decent but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1514) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (327) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAY 25, 2014
the aroma is caramel and fruity... the taste is bright, with shades of plum and rough hoppy bitterness... aftertaste is bitter and spicy... nice ale...

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