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


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
One of England’s most popular seasonal beers. A full bodied copper colour beer brewed with Maris Otter malts and English hops. The aroma is rich and fruity. Goes well with poultry dishes.

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gopherfan99 (2000) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle (Ales by Mail); pours a clear amber with a thin cream colored head; aroma is caramel with hints of raisins and spices; taste is caramel, yeast, and faint dark fruit; finishes light bitter; not super Christmassy but still a decent beer

ContemplateBeer (2089) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Aroma: Lightly biscuity/caramel malt base; slight cider/white grape fruits; a little raisin; tobacco leaves. Appearance: Lightly carbonated copper body with a skin of bone colored head. Flavor: More fruity up front; raisin/biscuit comes in thereafter; slightly bitter finish with tobacco. Palate: Light body, slick texture, very soft carbonation, slightly bitter finish. Overall: Slightly more complex than most bitters I’ve tried, or maybe it’s that my bottle is reasonably fresh for once. This grew on me.

SarkyNorthener (4783) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle from morrisons. Drunk whilst putting up christmas tree with kids. Mahoghany beer with medium head. Aroma of toffee and malts. Taste is malts, burnt caramel and a little dark toffee. Ok beer.

Atom (2558) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle pours a clear brown with a medium khaki head. Aroma of caramel and toffee malts, fruity. Taste similar to aroma some chalky hop bitterness and watery palate. Drinkable but boring.

tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Pint nine shared poured a medium to dak amber color with not much oh a head. Aroma is sweet malt and caramel and toffee. Typical English style esb. The flavor is sweet and caramelly. Mildly bitter almost soft. Not a bad beer and definitely worth one.

nilsas (4474) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2014
Lukt: Sur duft av frukter og noe eik.
Utseende: Fin gyllen farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum, ring langs kant.
Smak: Noe bitter tørr men søtlig smak samt noe eikesmak
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Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2014
Dyp klar amber farve med lyst skum. Lukt av malt og krydder. Smak av malt og krydder. Vaaland.

JorisPPattyn (10060) - BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2014
B.C."H." over foxy ruby head. Very inconspicuous nose, bit of malts, and strangely enough, a bit mouldy. Bitterish, leafy, and faintly hoppy flavour. Some malts especially retronasal, with a faint dark bready implementation, and reminiscent of horsechestnut aroma. Light, light body, watery. It’s too shy, too withheld, too... British? And - a Christmas special ale at 4.7% ABV PUH-lease! How about 14.7%?

IPAgutten79 (954) - Skui, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2014
Rødbrun med lavt skum. Malt og noe fruktig i aromaen. I smaken er det malt og noe karamell. Tynn konsistens. Mildt bitter.

BlackHaddock (7586) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Not even going to look at my review of the original, stronger Rosey Nosey: this is a new beer. 500ml bottle: BBD 31 Jan 15, poured into a batemans badged UK pint sleeve at home on 15 Nov 14 during my Pre-Christmas christmas tasting evening: shared with no one! Chestnut body, clear and clean looking, large uneven white pillow for a head. Biscuity malts with molasses in their centre, with a rich fruit cake on top in both the nose and taste. Not really Christmassy in that there seems to be no spice or wintery quirkiness, just a good solid ’sit by the open fire’ sort of feel to the brew. Thought this was fine: not happy with Batemans for dropping the ABV of their XXXB, but can not complain about this beer. Not as good as I remember the original, but more than OK.

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