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Batemans XXXB - George Bateman and Son Ltd. / Batemans Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

127 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 13
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
George Bateman and Son Ltd. / Batemans Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-18-2002)
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Reviews by thepeter:
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thepeter

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3.23/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown pour with little head and not much lace. Pale malt, apple, wood, all in the nose. Taste is not as malty as I expected more dry and hoppy bitter with a touch of fruit, apple orchard. Feel was ok, medium light bodied and a heavy carbonatoin for the style. Overall a pretty good dark bitter but one I'd much rather have on cask.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 23:02:53 | More by thepeter
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Batemans XXXB from George Bateman and Son Ltd. / Batemans Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.