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Batemans Yella Belly Gold

Brewed by Batemans
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Wainfleet, England


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
A golden colour, refreshing beer brewed with lager malt and Chinook and Cascade hops, giving a lovely citrus flavour and aroma, which is quite dry and very moreish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dchad56 (369) - - SEP 2, 2016
Draft - pale yellow, very thin white head. Little aroma, clear citrus tasting but with watery aftertaste. Ok mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (10826) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2016
Cask at PRAF 2016. Pours clear golden, nose is floral, sweet toffee, taste is similar, sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1592) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2015
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) on the 21st August 2015. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear gold in colour with a thin white head which vanished away. Very hoppy aroma with underlying barley sugar notes. Thin resiny mouthfeel and poor lacing. Thin pale malt gives a grapefruit peel flavour strong in the mouth. Strong hops impart a harsh resiny astringency to the palate. Finish is very bitter with dry oak cask and green hops flavours to the fore. This is a poor session Golden Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21830) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2015
Cask at the AGBELL... Golden yellow... Big white head.. Soft sweet floral custardy lemon fruits nose.. Soft mellow fruits.. Light lemon.. Soft sweet finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tdtm82 (1700) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Cask, Ivery Peg JDW, Chelmsford, 21st July 2015. Golden colour and solid white lacing. Dropped bright. Aroma is musty perfume, hey and spring flowers. Taste is lemons, citrus juice and floral notes. Light bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scotty001 (488) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2015
Bright yellow,small off white head, aroma is tart citrus. Light body, flavour is lemon, light malt. Reasonably refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (1369) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 23, 2015
Pours a light clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is quite floral with some citrus. Taste is a light but refreshing bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3886) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Tried at the Lincoln beer festival 2015. Golden straw coloured, with creamy head. Citrus hop aroma, with a similar taste, hop bitterness in the finish.
Earlier Rating: 5/24/2014 Total Score: 3.2
Tried at the CAMRA Lincoln beer festival 2014. Not a full rating as drunk as part of a whole day session. More recently tried at the brewery. Golden colour, with creamy head. Citrus aroma, and hoppy citrus taste. Really easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
s_hartshorne (2636) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2014
Cask cellar bar Batley. Golden thin head. Citrus fruity aroma and taste bitter finish. Thin body. Ok at best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjsh (1) - ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014 does not count
A light, citrus cascade hop bomb, which has a very drinkable mouth feel. Small head that lasts most of the way down the glass. Light enough to be a great session / everyday ale, which I suspect was Bateman’s aim. This beer is seriously refreshing and very, very drinkable.

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