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Brewed by Batemans
Style: English Strong Ale
Wainfleet, England

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer is from the Batemans 30 year old Barley Wine recipe and the flavour has been matched with bottles which had been left undiscovered for 31 years only to be found in 2007. The 2012 Vintage was brewed with barleys from a set of unique growing conditions including a prolonged dry period followed by very wet weather, producing grains which impart crisp, dry, rich flavours. It is packed full of succulent malt and after maturing in oak, has flavours of plums, port, malt, brandy, vanilla and almonds

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3.6
Onesimus (104) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2017
Batemans Vintage Ale The chestnut red brown brew glugged gently into the goblet giving a gaunt white head that was rapidly gone. Nose is a dense dark fruit delight with additional redolent fragrances of brown sugar and vanilla. Moderate mouthfeel is soft and warming, however, the carbonation is indolent but this doesn't detract from the soothing presence. Rich dark fruits particularly raisins give a Port undertone and light spices giving murmurs of Martini. These have a warming effect on the palate and meld together with the vanilla and brown sugar give a cheering rich, round and robust character. Christmas pudding in a glass all those glorious family festive feelings brewed into a beer. Although probably to sweet for most people it's a new favourite for and I am going back to the Brewery tomorrow to get some more for Christmas.

3.7
beer-yum (1907) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2017
Restrained aroma in an amber pour. A complex flavour profile that is enhanced by its subtlety. Proof positive that ’mistakes’ can turn out for the best.

3.4
kermis (14751) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle shared at THT. Near clear amber with a small off white head. Aroma of malt, butterscotch, toffee, caramel and light ripe dark fruits. Flavour is light heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. [26-08-2016]

3.5
jmgreenuk (10147) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle at the August THT, Den Haag. Poured a clear dark copper colour with a thin off white head. The aroma is toffee caramel, woody resin hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a sweet malt, light floral hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

2.9
sjogro (4884) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Sampled at THT August. Bottle. Near clear dark amber white head. Sweet malts, raisans, dusty cardboard, tea. Light sweet and little more bitter. Over medium big malty body, bittersweet finish and low carbonation.

3.4
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle at THT tasting. Hazy amber pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of fruits, malty and some spices. Flavor is quite malty, English and quite smooth.

3.1
Maakun (6582) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle at THT. Clear amber with small off white head. Sweet malts, cardboard, toffee, old wood, green leaves. Medium sweet and almost medium bitter. Medium bodied with slick feel and low carbonation.

3.3
deanso (10125) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - AUG 26, 2016
50cl bottle shared at August THT.
thin white head. Hazy amber pour. A decent barley wine.

3.1
mariuspoenari (2999) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle shared at August THT. Clear dark caramel pour with a thin offwhite head. Notes of dried fruit, boiled malts, sugar.

3.3
Lamfrenze (15) - HONG KONG - AUG 1, 2016
Purchased from a supermarket in Hong Kong. 500ml bottle, 2013 Vintage, Bottle No. 052598. A strong smell of brandy and malt when open the cap. Reddish brown colour, off-white foam head. With a taste of brown sugar, almonds, and a little bit spice. Smooth mouthfeel. With 7.5% alcohol but the rase of alcohol is well hid.


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