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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.""


Wulfstan's rating

4.8
   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (850) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (1026) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (461) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1348) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (185) - 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...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mzaar (1565) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2014
Flaska (tack till NordicV). Bärnstensfärgad öl med vitt skum. Nötiga dofter, men även karamell, citrus och krusbär hittas. Smakinslag av gräs, karamell, citrus och omogna äpplen. Medelstor beska. Torr munkänsla.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (7081) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, fruchtig, nussig. Geschmack leicht röstmalzig, fruchtig hopfig, süß, nussig.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4066) - Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Rated on 2-22-2011. This bottled beer has a small fizzy tan head that quickly dissipates, transparent orange body with fast rising carbonation, and no lacing. The aroma is malt, floral, grassy hops, sweet, and fruity. The taste is sweet, lightly bitter, malty, fruity, and floral hops. The mouth feel is semi-lively and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is very dry tasting and it did not leave me wanting another go at it. It lacks character and the flavor was not very enticing.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Tayeth (213) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2014
Extremer Föderal Geschmack, vordergründig Marzipan. Im Abgang schmeckt das vier dann sehr sauer. Absolut nicht lecker.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aletcm (115) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 21, 2014
Cor cobre com espuma de pouca formação e boa persistência. Aroma de caramelo, frutas secas só fundo. No sabor, caramelo, com médio amargor e dulçor, no final um pouco de frutas secas. Final rápido e seco com amargor persistindo um pouco. Boa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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