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


on tap


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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Bottle: pasteurised. Bottled by Marston’s.
Combined Harvest is a unique combination of brewing worts, or extracts from a variety of cereals. Most premium ales are brewed only using malted barley, but this multigrained beer has a unique multigrain blend of malted barley, oats, rye and wheat. Grainy tasting with a delightful floral start and finish.

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sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2007
(Bottle, Jandakot Liquor WA) Very interesting and complex, even if a bit light on aroma. Flvour is also not pungent, but complex and sweet. Definitely a good honest ale, as the lable surmises.

Maria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2007
This is a multi-grain beer with a nice, golden head on the warm, golden brew. The aroma is malty and sweetish in the same way as a weissbier. The mouthfeel os rather flat. The flavour is smooth and at first the wheat turns up with sweetness, but I also find caramel, fruit and a light bitterness in the finish. It’s mild, easy to drink and nice in an uncomplicated way...

berkshirejohn (6501) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2007
500ml bottle from Morrisons. Gold in colour with a thick creamy head; slightly spicy, toffee nose; very smooth in the mouth, complex ever changing malty flavour with a distinctly biscuity edge; gently bitter finish. Distinctive and refreshing.

DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2007 Worst name ever, but what a beer. Rich, toffeeish, whiskeyish, wrap-around-the-face butterscotch nose. Clear amber body, silky mouthfeel. Popcorny, wheaty, smoky malt sweetness and a touch of hops at the back of the tongue. Digestive biscuits aplenty. A delicious and refreshing brew. (Re-rate 04/06/07) Don’t know what I was on about. Thin, sweet and cereally. Or refreshing and biscuity, depending on what kind of mood you’re in. At the moment I’m in a very hoppy one. So this tastes like liquid cardboard. One to re-sample in cask form.

Fin (10541) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2006
Picked up from Morrisons 12-05-06. Golden very clear looking beer. Nothing exceptional, some interesting maltiness and hoppiness and a bit of a fruit tang otherwise little bit bland.

scotty (1208) - SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2006
Nice lookin brew, light gold and a firm white head. Has an interesting mix of flavours ranging from crunchy malt to a delicate honeyed sweetness, with a hint of gentle spice in between. All this has a lighty acidic hoppiness in the background. A good beer with a longish finish, light and quite refreshing. From Aldi.

StueyD (1583) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2006
A medium dark amber beer with a thick, frothy white head. The nose is light and clean with hints of toasted malt and a slightly hoppy finish. The taste again is malty, but with a distinctly bitter flavour, dry with hints of malt and a slight touch of wheat, there is the hop element towards the end. The aftertaste is light but dry on the tongue. (Bottle).

DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2006
Theres some different flavpours in the malts which i cant quite pick up here. Aroma os honey sweated malts, with some floural hops. Taste is similar and ever changing also. Intresting little number, but not really a winner.

highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2005
I liked the concept of this "multigrain" beer much more than the execution. It uses worts drawn from a range of cereals, including oats, rye and wheat, besides the traditional barley. However, pasteurisation kills off any of the subtle distinctions that the brewing technique might have produced. It poured a bright burnt orange colour with a short film of large bubbles and a daub of lace. The aroma achieves a double no-no by being faintly light-struck, thanks to the clear bottle, and pasteurised. Besides skunk and burnt sugar, the aroma showed an appetising English nuttiness and honey. On the tongue, it has a lively fruity tang initially and some nuts before being overwhelmed by that burnt sugar pasteurised taint. Moderate carbonation and fairly gentle in the finish. This must be more interesting in the cask version, but the bottle goes down as another victim of the curse of pasteurisation. (500ml bottle, Camperdown Cellars, bb 9/11/05)

ALLOVATE (3015) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2005
Bland, boring and bastard pasteurised offering from this otherwise decent brewer. Not to say there was anything disagreeable about it, indeed it went down with blind speed, but it just had nothing going for it. Poured a brilliant ’sunny’ gold with large globules of bubbles that clung firmly to the glass, with the odd one popping to the surface where its foaming head should have been!!! Very soft and subtle honey, cracked pepper, wheat and haystack chaff nose with a tangy vinegar note that wasn’t in the product description. Initial, strange grainy mix in the mouth thats flavour died off after the first sip and before I could note it, I suppose like ’jatz’ crackers and Anzac biscuits. Medium-light bodied and yet oddly watery, the soda-pop carbonation didn’t help further things. Slightly zesty and metallic towards the back before a short, crisp, gassy swallow. It just managed to put my taste-buds to sleep as it lacked in any real flavour, even as it warmed. I don’t know if it was a bad sample, but by the look of the other ratings it may have just been the norm. Disappointing!!! (50cL, 11/01/06, Int’l Beer Shop)

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