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Bateman's Combined Harvest - George Bateman and Son Ltd. / Batemans Brewery

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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 13.86%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
George Bateman and Son Ltd. / Batemans Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 08-31-2002)
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Reviews by jeffjeff1:
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My wife picked this up for me from her work I think.

Appearance- slightly amber color, nice sized head, nice lacing

Smell- lots of grains and malt

Taste- grains, slight bit of apple

Mouthfeel- lighter end of medium bodied

Drinkability- Pretty good, I like the lip on the bottle for pouring.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 00:11:05 | More by jeffjeff1
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Undated 500ml(?) bottle served in a Belgian snifter.

Body is a nice medium orange-brown, but the head is small and rather weak.

Aroma: good aroma similar to a regular brown ale although more complexity from the grain bill comes out after some warming.

Flavor: To my surprise, I believe the multi-grain origin is quite apparent; it suggests multigrain bread, particularly in the aftertaste. Certainly has way more complexity than a typical ESB or brown ale.

Feel; Medium carbonation; near medium body seems too thin; semi-dry finish.

O: a fine ESB well worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 00:25:13 | More by chinchill
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United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

10-26-2013 14:07:20 | More by jaydoc
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

09-26-2013 01:12:53 | More by gory4d
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3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Devil's Backbone willibecher.

I assume this kind of harvest is to plants what the Remember the Titans-style forced integration was to Southern schools back in the day. Dunno why. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunrise amber topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises sweet grains, sweetgrass, lemongrass, flowers, and a smattering of rye spice. The taste holds notes of generally-sweet biscuit, light rye bread, flowers, grass, and a hint of red apple skin. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly smooth feel. Overall, a solid brew. I'm unsure whether all of the grains really express themselves properly, but the combination is still pretty tasty.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 01:13:47 | More by TMoney2591
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3.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Darker than usual golden color with a thin head with low retention and leaving laces.
Nice fruity aroma, with apple juice and biscuit notes.
Flavorful not hoppy taste, citrusy and malty, you may even notice the use of different grains. Notes of apricot and other dry fruits. Mild hints of spicy yeast, minerals and earth. Mild dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with medium carbonation.
Delicate taste with a character of its own, elegant not strong. Should be easy to pair this with food.
If you like the English way, you will have fun here.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 22:45:49 | More by FLima
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

04-22-2013 11:17:46 | More by DerekKetelaars
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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

03-22-2013 04:27:17 | More by TEHieatt
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

02-21-2013 23:16:29 | More by KingMe
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-01-2013 18:31:57 | More by GreggBarton
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United Kingdom (England)

3.05/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pint from JDW real ale festival. Amber colour, cleared after initial haze rose, one finger head, good retention. Aroma was faint hop and yeast. Bitter taste, notes of malt and cranberry. Finish long and wheaty. Thin texture, carbonation gave it a coarse edge. Overall slightly too strong to session and lacking character, ok but forgetable.

Serving type: cask

10-29-2012 19:36:51 | More by jonb5
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United Kingdom (England)

3.15/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - pale golden and clear with a thin frothy head
S - very faint sweet grassy notes
T - caramel, biscuit with a healthy grassy hop farewell
M - light bodied and moderately carbonated
O - a very average pale ale. Nothing offensive but nothing to write home about either

Serving type: cask

10-24-2012 19:24:21 | More by EPortJake
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2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

10-11-2012 13:41:28 | More by DaveStroud
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3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

3.0 A: Fucker gushed on me despite having a reasonable carbonation level. Didn't shake it up at all. Weird. Lightly hazed orange-amber-brown color. Two fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention isn't too great and small touches of lacing are left.

4.0 S: The barley, rye, and oats come through well. The wheat is a bit harder to find. Large mineral component. Spicy earthiness from the rye and supple graininess from the oats. This combination is unique for me and I rather like it. Strong lemongrass and pear fruitiness.

3.5 T: The taste, while still good, isn't as exciting as the nose. The individuals mesh a little too well and are softened. Still earthy and spicy with the mineral component. Pear and ripe apple fruits. Lemongrass herbalness.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy. Not bad here.

3.5 D: Decent brew with a lovely nose. Easy enough to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 01:56:41 | More by DavoleBomb
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3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A teensy bit of yeast swirled into the pour. A Guinness pint glass full of iced tea colored beer and a bright white head. Prevalent spidery lacing. Lots of frozen bubbles on the surface. 3.5

Loads and loads of grains in the nose. Musty malts with an apple fruitiness. Maybe a little red grape. Some wheat present, but not much detectable rye. Clay earthiness. Toasted qualities. 3.5

Sugary toasted grains with a frosted whole-grain cereal vibe. More apple, quince, and red grape fruit notes. Lovely tangy finish. Nuances of Angostura Bitters, sweet vermouth, and tea leaf. The tea has got to be the hops. Malty and juicy. 4.0

Slick body with a slight stickiness. Medium carbonation. Low ABV + big flavor = 'sucking it back'. 4.0

Happy that my girlfriend insisted on picking this up, even though she's not enjoying her share. I'm cleaning up on the rest of the glass. A nice fruity English Pale. 4.0

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 03:27:50 | More by thecheapies
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

04-13-2012 06:09:31 | More by mcorwin
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3.83/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: nice orange hue with a tiny hint of haze and a very light effervescence. Head is a thin finger of frothy ivory foam.

Smell: sweet malt aroma with a lot of caramel character plus a light fruitiness. An interesting blend, though rather mild.

Taste: sweet malt with some caramel character and more of that difficult-to-describe fruitiness from the aroma. I feel that this combination works better in the flavor than the aroma. This is an interesting beer.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a light and somewhat rocky carbonation. Not too bad.

Overall: this beer is growing on me. Its slightly unconventional flavor makes it an interesting and rewarding beer to quaff.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 18:49:55 | More by flagmantho
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3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle. Mug.

A: Light copper pour with a half-finger of head that is gone in a flash.

S: Tons of bready flavors, a little bit of metallic aroma, and some berry notes.

T: Rye, dry dough, tin, some tangy flavors, and a berry finish.

M: Medium-light body with a little creaminess.

O: This is easy to drink and hearty. It's very good with a meal.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 14:28:49 | More by bucklemyshoe
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

02-18-2012 02:28:05 | More by MrBillyMac
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3.15/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.

A- a tiny bit of a gusher straight out of the bottle. relatively careful pour, a golden yellow, surprisingly after the initial gush there is very little head. just a whisper that quickly subsides to none. Meh.

S- really grainy upfront, a touch spicy which i guess is the rye, and fruity (wheat), some herbaly hop near the end. smells okay.

T- grainy and malty straight up, a touch on the sweeter side, touch of rye spice in there as well, there is not too much on the hop side, just rounding everything out with a slight bitterness. a bit meh.

M- lighter to mid bodied, not much in the way of carbonation, bitterish finish which lingers. not to bad.

O- not a bad beer, but a bit meh to me. nothing unpleasant just a touch lackluster.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 10:35:01 | More by shambeano
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Bateman's Combined Harvest from George Bateman and Son Ltd. / Batemans Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.