Victory Ale

Brewery: Batemans, Lincolnshire, UK

ABV: 6.0%

Bottle Size: 500ml

Taste:

A sweet yet bitter flavour with a honey essence followed by smokey, roasted hoppy undertones.

Colour:

Dark Orange Amber with a decent ivory head.

Aroma:

A strange mix for the aroma of this ale, including a very sweet scent of honey and fruit, (possibly redcurrant) with slight tones of smoke and pepper also appearing once the sweetness dies down.

Final Verdict:

This is a strange one for me, first I would like to start by saying I love the picture on the front of the bottle, Batemans has marketed this well.

The aroma of this seems like a random mixture but actually works very well with a strong sweet scent, giving way to a deep smokey and very peppery aroma.

This made me even more intrigued by what I was about to taste.

The first sip I was unsure, but once the flavour of honey, fruit and roasted hops hit my taste buds, it changed all perceived ideas I had. The subtle bitterness that finishes the mouthful off isn’t unpleasant or overpowering.

This is a well made ale, so well done to Batemans brewery this won me over and truely was a VICTORY!

Rating: 8 out of 10

Available From:

Waitrose and Morrisons

For more information:

Batemans, Lincolnshire, UK website

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