Eastern Promise
George Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery

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Herb and Spice Beer
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3.42 | pDev: 0%
George Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery
England, United Kingdom
Retired (no longer brewed)
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3.47/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried in three different Wetherspoon pubs during their Beer Fest. Two in Bournemouth, the other in Bewdley.

Lemon-Grass in a beer?

Well it came across fine, delicate and refreshing giving the beer an Oriental feel.

Slightly cloudy, an orange/dull amber colour with an off-white/white head which soon turned into a wisp covering and collar in each pub.

The aroma and taste was interesting but not interesting enough to make me yearn for the beer to become a regular brew from one of my favorite breweries.

A bit thin, but this was supposed to be a light tasting beer and not a heavy brew. A good fest beer, but I prefer Batemans staple beers.

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3.36/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Tasted by a half-pint at the John Russell Fox, a JDW pub in Andover, during the chain's Autumn Beer Festival. The festival programme states that this brew, added with lemongrass (hence the name), is made especially for the event. Served by a non-sparkler hand pull.

A: bright orangey amber in colour, coming with a thin off-white foamy head, low carbonation and great clarity
S: Goldings-like orangey-citric aroma plus a deep-running flow of pale malts with a very light, sweet malt aroma like biscuits; also at presence are sour-sweet marinated prunes, a touch of spice but can't pinpoint what it is... Very different overall, but there's no clear sign of lemongrass that is said to be used in the brew.
T: the foretaste already is quite unusual... a mineral-dryish palate of presumably lemongrass and even coriander-seed flows gently on a nicely-hopped base with a relatively mild-flavoured but aromatic pale-maltiness. The mixed aftertaste comes with a little salty-sweet herbal touch of lemongrass, leading towards a good lengthy bitter finish.
M&D: clean, softly carbonated, medium-bodied, with lots of dry & chewy hops and lemongrass to linger on the palate. Not bad at all as a spiced golden bitter!

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Eastern Promise from George Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 2 ratings