Rosey Nosey - George Bateman and Son Ltd. / Batemans Brewery
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United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.29/5 rDev -9.1%
500ml bottle with freshness date a year away. This is a chestnut coloured beer with an offwhite head. The nose is quite sweet with hints of chocolate and blackcurrant. A slightly overcarbonated start gives way to a very pleasant malty flavour with a little toffee in the mix. It ends up like a brown ale backed with some spicy hops. This makes for a good sipper.
02-05-2014 22:44:46 | More by charlatan
4.16/5 rDev +14.9%
Poured into a balloon glass.
The beer is a beautiful dark ruby red color with a cream colored head that recedes to a bubbly film. Light lacing sticks to the glass initially.
The aroma is subdued with notes of caramel and cherry coming out.
The taste starts out with a good warm caramel note before easing into cherry tartness and a subdued cinnamon spice in the finish.
The mouthfeel is medium to light in weight and very smooth.
Overall, this is just really delicious and easy to drink. A nice holiday ale from the UK.
12-01-2013 01:39:56 | More by JuicesFlowing
4.08/5 rDev +12.7%
Poured from a (500ml??) bottle into a nonic, served at cellar temp.
Stunningly clear copper/ amber supports a thick meringue of vanilla caramel khaki, Excellent lacing.
aroma of toffee, lightly toasted pale malt and a herbal hoppiness.
taste: huge malt presence followed by some plums and an old oaky sort of tea like bitterness.
notes: Calls itself a Holiday Ale. Kind of an Old Ale to me but it is good, a malt bomb with accompanying bitterness and some vinous, fruity flavor and a touch of oak. Good stuff.
12-30-2012 10:07:57 | More by fx20736
3.63/5 rDev +0.3%
Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and some dark fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and somewhat thin bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but I like the way it smells over the way it tastes.
11-17-2012 04:54:56 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.55/5 rDev -1.9%
Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: medium amber hue with a nice haze and a robust effervescence. Head is a very thin layer of ivory foam without much retention. Aside from the head, quite nice looking.
Smell: sweet, malty aroma with a hint of raisins and plums. Not bad, but there is almost a sour or funky quality that is not really sour or funky in a good way. But for that, it's not bad.
Taste: toasted malt up front which is drier than I would have guessed from the aroma. This develops a little bit into a sweeter, fruitier flavor with tobacco and raisin flavors. Bitterness is low to moderate. Not bad, but it doesn't really pique my interest.
Mouthfeel: nice and smooth with a medium body and decent creaminess. I like it.
Overall: this is not a bad beer; it's a nice, mild choice for a winter warmer. But really, there's not a whole lot to recommend it.
08-13-2012 18:27:54 | More by flagmantho
3.5/5 rDev -3.3%
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Ruddy amber plum color. One and a half fingers of foamy off-white head. Retention was lacking, but a decent amount of lacing was left behind.
3.5 S: Malt heavy featuring caramel, toffee, and raisin and plum fruitiness. A few doses of mineral as well. Breadiness from the yeast. Quite earthy without much of a hop presence.
3.5 T: Bready foremost with caramel, light toffee, plum and raisin fruitiness and possibly some dates. Again a good bit of mineral. Yeasty.
3.5 M: Medium body. Mellow carbonation, but appropriate. Lightly creamy.
3.5 D: Decent beer, but not very exciting overall.
05-18-2012 00:29:47 | More by DavoleBomb
4.13/5 rDev +14.1%
Deep bronze color with a quick head and no residual foam. Good bubbling.
Sweet malty, bready, biscuity, cake aroma. Not overwhelming sweetness, but bring a smile to your face. Toasty malt, baking cake mix smells, with crackers and biscuits.
Light oily texture to the palate seems to enhance this beers sweetness. Baked angel food cake sweetness with bread crust, crackers, biscuits, and crumptes. Maybe even some Xmas spice in nuance. The yeast and malt combo gie off a few fruity flavors too.
Well rounded, tasty beer full of flavor.
05-11-2012 23:41:27 | More by scruffwhor
3.48/5 rDev -3.9%
Clear dark amber colored ale with a wispy white head.
Smell is sweet and herbal with the scent of English style hops. Butter, leather, leaf tobacco and toffee candy. Little bit of cinnamon and ginger.
Starts out much drier than it smells. Butter and toffee with a little lemon, not very spiced though. Little bit of cinnamon and that is about it. Mostly this tastes like an English Pale Ale.
Mouthfeel is OK.
Overall this is OK. Nothing special here, I can take it or leave it.
12-29-2011 03:03:10 | More by Zorro
United Kingdom (England)
2.68/5 rDev -26%
A 500ml bottle with a BB of July 2012. ABV is stated as 4.7%.
Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A clear orange-amber hue with good carbonation. Forms a small off-white head that lasts for a minute or so before disappearing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt with notes of toffee, butterscotch and stewed hops. A hint of diacetyl and a whiff of alcohol in the background.
Tastes of caramel malt with a lingering bitter finish. Notes of toffee, brown sugar and stewed leaves, followed by a harsh bitterness. A whisper of diacetyl in the background. Mouthfeel is rather thin, with tingly carbonation and considerable astringency. Aftertaste of bitter stewed leaves.
A seriously underwhelming Christmas ale with a weak and unpleasant character. Lots missing from this one; more malt and a sweeter, fruitier, spicier flavour. The harsh bitterness can go as well. Not impressed - a beer to avoid.
12-28-2011 23:52:11 | More by jazzyjeff13
United Kingdom (Scotland)
2.55/5 rDev -29.6%
Clear & a light reddish copper colour with a pinky sized, creamy white head that leaves a tiny bit of lacing on the glass.
Mild on the nose with very little smell at all, after some effort I could detect some background caramel aromas and hints of toffee along with a biscuit like, malty aroma but nothing else really.
Caramel and butterscotch are the most prominent flavours from this one along with a bitter, toffee like taste. I was quite disappointed with the taste of this one, it was pretty basic and unexciting.
Creamy on the palate to begin with and minimal carbonation and an overly bitter end.
This one had almost nothing going for it and was a real struggle to drink; not a beer I enjoyed or would have again. Only the butterscotch notes were pleasant but not much else.
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12-27-2011 19:55:54 | More by flyingpig
3.18/5 rDev -12.2%
Bateman's Rosey Nosey
Pours a bright copper color, with a soapy white head. Aromas of toffee, butterscotch, caramel and floral, herbal hop. In the taste, toffee, buttery diacetyl, and a nice bit of noble hop bitterness. Much akin to the English ESB, this is certainly more of a bitter than a warmer. Refreshingly unspiced (though there is a vague suggestion of white pepper and cinnamon in the finish), this drinks like an English session ale. Mouthfeel is light bodied, and overall, this is a nice simple brew.
12-19-2011 18:42:30 | More by Stinkypuss
Rosey Nosey from George Bateman and Son Ltd. / Batemans Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.