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Rosey Nosey | George Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery

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Rosey NoseyRosey Nosey

Brewed by:
George Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mark on 01-23-2003

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Photo of wl0307
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted by half-pint at the Coach & Horses pub, nr. Bond St., London.
A: it pours a lightly hazy, dark ruby hue, coming absolutely flat and no beer head at all... low carbonation as anticipated.
S: caramel syrupy and lightly (port) vinous upfront, plus sweet raisins or preserved dark fruits aroma... a touch of X'mas pudding like, semi-thick textured spicy and fruity note sustains at the back. Not bad~~
T: caramel malts prevail on the front, with good support of spicy and fruity hoppyness and a lovely dryish finish; in the aftertaste the spicy bitter taste lingers well with a slightly herbal edge.
D: overall, this beer is refreshingly spicy malty brew. Very easy to quaff and light on the texture. I could imagine when served fresher on cask, a more lively profile of malts should be there to give the beer more body. Not bad.

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Photo of GreenCard
2.95/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: light brown, good clarity, medium layer of frothy tan foam, good head retention, lace

Aroma: rum-spiked Christmas cookies, malt, almonds, herbally hops

Flavor: dry grainy malt backbone with a roasty edge, slight acidity, hint of peppery alcohol, a bit woody, finishes as dry as it starts with a vegetal and slightly bitter aftertaste

Mouthfeel: medium body, terse carbonation, minerally texture

Other comments: The label states that this beer "will really complement your turkey" (Ooh, what crispy skin you have!). Well, I don't have any turkey here, but it goes pretty well with peanuts!

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Photo of cypressbob
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask

Pours with a dark amber body, fairly good head (light cream), fair retention

Smell, spicy, some hint of eastern spices, mainly a sweetish malt profile in the background

Taste, slight hop bitterness, some spices, malt backbone

A really good little warming cask ale

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Photo of Doiv
4.45/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A very dark but very smooth winter ale that tastes as if it had been brewed with cherries. This is a real delight – a fragrant brew that really does take the chill off the British winter. Very full in the mouth with an excellent aftertaste. I also loved the comical flashing nose upon the pump!

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Photo of Mark
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber body topped by a thick tan head, lacing was thick but on the bottom third of the glass only. Mouthfeel was substantial and taste had a sweet malty profile with some cherry like fruitiness. Another nice cask offering. Enjoyed this ale with dinner at one of my favorite London pubs. Good match with food.

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Rosey Nosey from George Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery
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