Rosey Nosey

Lighter than expected amber color with a head and lace combo which is sufficient to keep me happily engaged. Medium (appropriate) carbonation. The nose is where the special nature of this beer start to manifest themselves. Rich caramel, biscuit malts combine to reveal a classic, English malt and mid-hop character brew. Slight dry finish that one would expect completes the package with a touch of soapy bitterness in the aftertaste. Don't think of this as a Winter Warmer and you'll be happier....

Bateman’s Combined Harvest

500 mL bottle from Bruisn' Ales at the second time of asking - I broke my first bottle from there when I was transporting it home. Pour is an alarmingly clear, apparently over-carbonated bright gold with an equally alarming (considering the number of bubbles in the body of the beer) lack of head. Lace is also scant. Nose and tastes give a grainy sweetness with some simple, English biscuit malts but not much else. Some light fruits. Great drinkability in the Atlanta heat, BUT this beer is a...

Batemans XXXB

500 mL bottle from Bruisin' Ales on a recent haul. $5.50 for the bottle. 23 SEP 09 dot matrixed on the neck along with 8206 207A. Light, orange amber pour with a thin, wispy, ivory head. Little lace, but this is probably due to the temperature of the beer. Nice, simple, appropriate and light carbonation. Surprisingly sweet nose but there is more of the standard biscuit malts and crisp bitterness in the body of the beer than the aroma would suggest. Light, unsweetened grapefruit along with some...