Bateman's Combined Harvest | George Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery

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Brewed by:
George Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery
England, United Kingdom
bateman.co.uk

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by rastaman on 08-31-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
90
Reviews:
67
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
13.53%
 
 
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3
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6
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Photo of GoHabsGo
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.64/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smells a wee bit of coriander. Tastes a wee bit of coriander too, and some liquorice? Dry as a bone. Has a nice orange squash fruitiness though, reminiscent of Edelweiss. The spicy coriander gets more intense as it warms. It's certainly in the Bateman's house style. Would be nice on cask.

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Photo of louisbr
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frontalot
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of James_NelsonIV
3.36/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of vaughtex
4.28/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of Limelite
3.76/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of katiatanner
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of chinchill
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.64/5  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.

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Photo of FLima
3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of jonb5
3.06/5  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.

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Photo of EPortJake
3.11/5  rDev -8.5%
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

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Photo of DaveStroud
2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

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