Batemans VE Day Bitter
George Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery

Batemans VE Day BitterBatemans VE Day Bitter
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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
English Bitter
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 5.03%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
3
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George Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery
 
England, United Kingdom
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Photo of cypressbob
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a deep amber body, some mahogany hues. Creamy off white head (half an inch thick), good retention, lots of lacing

Smell, malt, a fair whiff of sweet esters, some fragrant hops

Taste, thick english hops. Hops are followed by a thick malt kick, slight diacytel, some lasting english hop bitterness on the finish

A tasty ale, very good on cask

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Photo of helloloser12345
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type: On cask at Wetherspons beer festival

Appearance: Dark amber with a nice white head and excellent lacing

Smell: Deep malty aroma with hints of caramel and maybe bitter dark chocolate

Flavour: Malts come through strongly followed by a nice hop finish. Again caramel and chocolaty flavours come through

Overall: Very nice beer on cask and well recommended

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Photo of wl0307
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is brewed to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the VE Day and one of 50+ ales in the Wetherspoon's Beerfest in May. Given that it costs only 1.49pounds for a pint and my drink happens to be the first pint after the cellarman changed the barrel, I am very thankful indeed.

Appearance: served in a straight pint glass, it pours a clear, dark-amber or light copper colour, with a restrained thin head which somehow manages to stay throughout the drink, and beautiful lace is left along the way.
Smell: at first, the nose is dominated by inconsiderable, mild malty note; after a while, grape/raisin fruity scent gradually comes out--understated but pleasant.
Taste & Aftertaste: quite mild hay-like hoppy and grassy-rooty taste at first...followed by faint but pleasant savour of dried-cherries; finished with very intensive bitterness in the throat, a bit like that of crushed grape-seeds(?).
Mouthfeel & Drinkability: the overall structure is a bit floating (not very settled and clear at best) and the mouthfeel is quite light and interesting. I wouldn't say it's my cup of tea but it's by all means a quaffable and refreshing bitter.

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Batemans VE Day Bitter from George Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 3 ratings