Rosey Nosey | George Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery

BA SCORE
83
good
83 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mark on 01-23-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
83
Reviews:
56
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
11.78%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of mickwin
4.16/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: mid -brown sparse frothy head
Smell: nice flowery hops
Taste: caramel and malt, nicely sour
Feel: good bite lots of lingering aftertaste
Overall: fine beer, good winter ale

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Photo of innominat
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hamrwolf
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewerburgundy
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle with a code that doesn't make sense.

It's a cheery red brown beer with not much of a head when poured straight down. The bubbles are creamy and tan.

Slightly soapy, minty, nutty, understated in that English way.

Sweet balanced by earthy, nutty malt. Dark caramel and a little herby hop flavor.

Substantive body, a bit rich. Creamy and definitely fitting to be sipped by a crackling fire.

This beer is very English, with it's subtle aroma and malt focus. It goes down easily and I could see myself choosing to have two or three in the cold.

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Photo of DarraghKS
2.8/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Nothing special with this. No real spice or appealing taste

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Photo of psm90
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of captaincoffee
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lovely clear brown pour...reddish hints. Nose very disappointing...same stale EKG hops profile as nearly every other English pale ale. Boring. Taste was a pleasant surprise however. Rich malt, some raisins, and dates, with good mouthfeel. A little biscuit would have really given this the full flavor package, but you can't have everything. Nice beer.
NOTE - ABV is 6% on my bottle (Dec 2014), so possibly this is a recipient change giving it a little more substantial feel.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.11/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: beautifully clear almond brown liquid with a messy foam that struggles to lift and eventually settles out into a thin, sloppy cap

S: all you hope to smell... hint of fresh wheat bread and dried grass... core of lightly toasted caramel and a wisp of berry-like esters... hops do come through, providing a bit of bush to the mound

T: certainly wasn't expecting the dramatic shift to its vibrant fruitiness over the malts - highlighted with notes of cherry, dried cranberry... the caramel catches up on the back end and gradually builds its lingering flavor mid-palate... not decidedly bitter or sweet, but instead has a nice balance of a little of each, combining for a bold overall taste... bit drier in the finish than you'd expect, with a little bit of herbal bitterness in the aftertaste

F: certainly a lovely rich roll to its medium-full body... mellow degree of carbonation... lends to slow sipping

O: quite enjoyable... I was also impressed with taste of their XXXB... more depth and flavor than the lot of similar bottled English ales we get over here

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Photo of Richie71
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ackeeper
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lollydog
4.54/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of JoeAmerican77
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

A random find at the Camp Hansen Shoppette, Okinawa.

A - Pours a copper turned redder complexion with two fingers of creamy head.
S - Smells of sweet malts and baking soda.
F - A bitter/sour malt backbone almost plays off like a an Oud Brune, dry hops continue in the background and into the aftertaste. Cranberry's, dark grape, currants, and other fruits trending in that direction....
M - Body is medium to heavy, with a medium bubble carbonation and some stickiness.

Overall I do appreciate this offering from Batemans and would recommend you to try it if you see it this holiday.

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Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%

Photo of Dougology
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Batemans Rosey Nosey
25 oz. brown glass bottle, dated "3256 11:07"
$4.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Nice appearance with a clear deep copper / russet brown body, but little head. Aroma is malty with a bit of grassy, earthy, minty hops. Flavor follows. Beautiful malt component! Hop flavors are almost "lacquered" upon the malt - rich and fulfilling, and beautifully "English" in nature. Gentle fruitiness from the yeast includes pear and apple as well as some dried, dark skinned fruits. Also mineralish. Solidly bitter, and drying in the finish. Superb!!!

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Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%

A: Clear dark ruby like a tawny port. Small rim of an off-white head. Pours out very gloopy.
S: Nice and syrupy. Some bubblegum.
T: Bitter backbone, almost to a harsh level. Very sharp and also a bit sour. Otherwise, nice soft soapy hops and a hint of warming syrup, although it's dry. As it approaches room temperature some vanilla and subtle caramel appears. The finish is a bit too bitter.
O: Apart from the unpleasant bitter/sour finish it's quite nice.

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Photo of pat61
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%

fruit and hop aromas,
dark amber with a slight haze, not much head.
Fruity, biscuit, fruit, good ale, rich malt.
Actually more carbonated than expected with a dry finish. medium full body,

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of charlatan
3.27/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of Sspeer1
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of CreightonSM
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of V3XX069
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Rosey Nosey from George Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery
3.65 out of 5 based on 83 ratings.
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