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Batemans XXXB (now superseded by 4.8% version)

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The Fox & CrownNewark, Nottinghamshire02 Oct 2017
Waggon & HorsesYork, North Yorkshire07 Jul 2017
The ChampionNorwich, Norfolk11 Feb 2016
The Crosse KeysCity, Central London10 Dec 2015
The Coronation HallSurbiton, Surrey21 Nov 2015
The Fat CatNorwich, Norfolk14 Oct 2015
The Pilgrim's ProgressBedford, Bedfordshire27 Aug 2015
The Richard John BlacklerLiverpool, Merseyside31 Jul 2015
The Sir Michael BalconEaling, Greater London09 Jun 2015
The WeaversStrathaven, South Lanarkshire20 Mar 2015
The Watch HouseLewisham, Greater London07 Mar 2015
Vine HotelSkegness, Lincolnshire22 Jan 2015
Sheaf ViewSheffield, South Yorkshire21 Dec 2014
The Society RoomsMaidstone, Kent06 Dec 2014
The Belle and LionSheerness, Kent27 Jul 2014
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent13 Jul 2014
The John Logie BairdHastings, East Sussex20 May 2014
The Ale HouseChelmsford, Essex12 Mar 2014
The Prince AlbertEly, Cambridgeshire19 Dec 2013
The Muggleton InnMaidstone, Kent22 Sep 2013
Kings ArmsNorwich, Norfolk25 May 2013
PalatineMorecambe, Lancashire03 Apr 2013
The Bridge End InnRuabon, Denbighshire16 Mar 2013
Penderel's OakHolborn, Central London29 Jan 2013
Tap & MalletLoughborough, Leicestershire24 Nov 2012
The Sir John ArderneNewark, Nottinghamshire18 Nov 2012
The Victoria HotelBeeston, Nottinghamshire16 Jun 2012
Poet & CastleCodnor, Derbyshire05 Apr 2012
The Sovereign of the SeasPetts Wood, Greater London30 Jan 2012
The Swatters CarrMiddlesbrough, North Yorkshire31 Dec 2011
The West Gate InnCanterbury, Kent11 Dec 2011
The Humphrey BeanTonbridge, Kent19 Jul 2011
The Rum PuncheonGravesend, Kent15 Jan 2011
Palmerston ArmsPeterborough, Cambridgeshire18 Dec 2010
Hit or MissStamford, Lincolnshire24 Nov 2010
The City ArmsManchester, Greater Manchester21 Nov 2010
The Druids ArmsMaidstone, Kent13 Nov 2010
The TracksideBury, Greater Manchester17 Oct 2010
The Ship Inn (Rum Runner)Retford, Nottinghamshire16 Oct 2010
The Moon & BellLoughborough, Leicestershire25 Sep 2010
The Paper MoonDartford, Kent10 Jul 2010
The Archibald SimpsonAberdeen, Aberdeenshire03 Jul 2010
The Good IntentRochester, Kent01 May 2010
The Bell & JorrocksFrittenden, Kent10 Apr 2010
Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2010Margate, Kent03 Apr 2010
Swan & RushesLeicester, Leicestershire18 Sep 2009
The Swan in the RushesLoughborough, Leicestershire05 May 2009
The Stratford HavenWest Bridgford, Nottinghamshire14 Apr 2009
White HorseRuddington, Nottinghamshire14 Apr 2009
The Red LionBromley, Greater London11 Feb 2009
The Red CowLeicester Forest East, Leicestershire26 Dec 2008
The Lobster PotWest Malling, Kent26 Jul 2008
The Churchill TavernRamsgate, Kent21 May 2008
The HarpCharing Cross, Central London26 Apr 2008
The County HotelAshford, Kent09 Jan 2008
The Thomas IngoldsbyCanterbury, Kent16 Nov 2007
White Hart TapSt Albans, Hertfordshire07 Jul 2007
Philharmonic Dining RoomsLiverpool, Merseyside23 Mar 2007
Bow Street Tavern (formerly The Covent Garden; The Globe)Covent Garden, Central London06 May 2006
Lincolnshire PoacherNottingham, Nottinghamshire22 Oct 2005

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

The Fox & Crown, Newark, Nottinghamshire

Philip PirripNot Tried02 Oct 2017

Waggon & Horses, York, North Yorkshire

ChrisEExcellent07 Jul 2017
McGargleNot Tried15 Oct 2010

The Champion, Norwich, Norfolk

HSBNot Tried11 Feb 2016

The Crosse Keys, City, Central London

HSBNot Tried10 Dec 2015
Stephen HarrisNot Tried06 Jan 2014

The Coronation Hall, Surbiton, Surrey

ChrisEAcceptable21 Nov 2015

The Fat Cat, Norwich, Norfolk

HSBNot Tried14 Oct 2015

The Pilgrim's Progress, Bedford, Bedfordshire

HSBNot Tried27 Aug 2015

The Richard John Blackler, Liverpool, Merseyside

HSBNot Tried31 Jul 2015

The Sir Michael Balcon, Ealing, Greater London

HSBNot Tried09 Jun 2015

The Weavers, Strathaven, South Lanarkshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried20 Mar 2015

The Watch House, Lewisham, Greater London

Philip PirripGood07 Mar 2015 Usual sweet Batemans with little bitterness

Vine Hotel, Skegness, Lincolnshire

HSBNot Tried22 Jan 2015

Sheaf View, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried21 Dec 2014

The Society Rooms, Maidstone, Kent

TobesNot Tried06 Dec 2014
TobesNot Tried19 Jul 2014
Toby Not Tried16 Jun 2013
AlenomoreExcellent16 Nov 2012 Possibly the best ale from this good old Lincolnshire brewer. Top condition X amount of pints devoured this session...
AlenomoreExcellent07 Oct 2012
AlenomoreExceptional23 Aug 2012 Superb. Good to see and sample it again. A proper 5* ale.
PedroExcellent27 May 2011

The Belle and Lion, Sheerness, Kent

TobesNot Tried27 Jul 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried23 Jul 2014

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

DosserNot Tried13 Jul 2014
TobesNot Tried12 Jul 2014
DosserNot Tried24 Jul 2011
PedroNot Tried24 Jul 2011 Label states 4.5%
AlenomoreGood23 Jul 2011 Some debate tonite on whether this has changed or not. Seems worse to me as Batemans dark ales are all usually very good.
PedroGood21 Jul 2011 Given a sample although not yet on, it certainly could be better and now it shows 4.5% on pump clip (noted 1996 GBG said 5.0%) so dumbing down and losing flavour !

The John Logie Baird, Hastings, East Sussex

Philip PirripNot Tried20 May 2014

The Ale House, Chelmsford, Essex

Philip PirripNot Tried12 Mar 2014
HSBNot Tried12 Mar 2014

The Prince Albert, Ely, Cambridgeshire

HSBNot Tried19 Dec 2013

The Muggleton Inn, Maidstone, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried22 Sep 2013
TobesNot Tried10 Aug 2013
PedroGood06 Jan 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried27 Nov 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried26 Nov 2012
AlenomoreExcellent18 Jul 2010 Finally, an ale that was on! Very good as well. Also saw a new ale from GK called Sundance, not on Pubsandbeer (yet) and not on in Mugg's either?
IanNot Tried16 Sep 2005

Kings Arms, Norwich, Norfolk

HSBNot Tried25 May 2013

Palatine, Morecambe, Lancashire

ChrisENot Tried03 Apr 2013

The Bridge End Inn, Ruabon, Denbighshire

Bear & Ragged StaffGood16 Mar 2013 Nice malt and a little sweet, good kick of liquorice. Didn't quite live up to the hype for me.

Penderel's Oak, Holborn, Central London

AndrewNot Tried29 Jan 2013

Tap & Mallet, Loughborough, Leicestershire

AlenomoreNot Tried24 Nov 2012

The Sir John Arderne, Newark, Nottinghamshire

Philip PirripNot Tried18 Nov 2012

The Victoria Hotel, Beeston, Nottinghamshire

ChrisEGood16 Jun 2012

Poet & Castle, Codnor, Derbyshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried05 Apr 2012

The Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood, Greater London

oz11Not Tried30 Jan 2012
oz11Acceptable27 Jan 2012 Not as good as it used to be.

The Swatters Carr, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

McGargleNot Tried31 Dec 2011

The West Gate Inn, Canterbury, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried11 Dec 2011

The Humphrey Bean, Tonbridge, Kent

oz11Not Tried19 Jul 2011

The Rum Puncheon, Gravesend, Kent

Magnus GreelExcellent15 Jan 2011 I could taste caramel, bread and grains with light bitterness in the finish. Light bodied with soft carbonation.
ChrisEExcellent15 Jan 2011 Superb, so good that I had another one.

Palmerston Arms, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

ChrisEExcellent18 Dec 2010
Magnus GreelNot Tried18 Dec 2010
StephenNot Tried15 Oct 2010
StephenNot Tried02 Oct 2010

Hit or Miss, Stamford, Lincolnshire

ChrisENot Tried24 Nov 2010

The City Arms, Manchester, Greater Manchester

pavorossiNot Tried21 Nov 2010
pavorossiNot Tried28 Sep 2010
pavorossiNot Tried25 Jul 2010

The Druids Arms, Maidstone, Kent

IanNot Tried13 Nov 2010
AlenomoreNot Tried03 Nov 2010
AlenomoreNot Tried10 Oct 2010

The Trackside, Bury, Greater Manchester

pavorossiNot Tried17 Oct 2010
pavorossiNot Tried16 Oct 2010

The Ship Inn (Rum Runner), Retford, Nottinghamshire

AlenomoreNot Tried16 Oct 2010

The Moon & Bell, Loughborough, Leicestershire

AlenomoreNot Tried25 Sep 2010

The Paper Moon, Dartford, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried10 Jul 2010

The Archibald Simpson, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

RayGood03 Jul 2010 Full bodied, malty dark brown ale distinguished by Bateman's yeast. Dry, fruity finish.

The Good Intent, Rochester, Kent

PedroExcellent01 May 2010

The Bell & Jorrocks, Frittenden, Kent

PedroExcellent10 Apr 2010

Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2010, Margate, Kent

PedroExcellent03 Apr 2010

Swan & Rushes, Leicester, Leicestershire

StuNot Tried18 Sep 2009
StuGood14 Feb 2009 Dark,Malty with a good aroma and bitter finish.

The Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough, Leicestershire

StuNot Tried05 May 2009
StuNot Tried11 Feb 2009
StuNot Tried03 Feb 2009

The Stratford Haven, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire

AndrewNot Tried14 Apr 2009

White Horse, Ruddington, Nottinghamshire

AndrewNot Tried14 Apr 2009

The Red Lion, Bromley, Greater London

DubbelExcellent11 Feb 2009 Crimson rouge, sparkling clarity, full rounded fruity malts and a warming finish. Delicious. And I was shocked to see that ours were virtually the last pints out of the barrel.

The Red Cow, Leicester Forest East, Leicestershire

DubbelGood26 Dec 2008 An East Midlands stalwart. Dark with ruby hues, Batemans big malt and a hint of caramel in there.

The Lobster Pot, West Malling, Kent

IanNot Tried26 Jul 2008

The Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate, Kent

BlairNot Tried21 May 2008

The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

AndrewNot Tried26 Apr 2008
IanNot Tried08 Apr 2008

The County Hotel, Ashford, Kent

IanNot Tried09 Jan 2008
IanGood07 Jan 2008 A decent standby beer. Good malts, excellent condition, good mouthfeel.
IanExcellent07 Aug 2005 Dark reddish copper colour. Caramel runs through this beer with good malts and a lasting beige head. Lovely beer
IanGood26 Jan 2005 Good dark brown malty beer with good hops on the end

The Thomas Ingoldsby, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewNot Tried16 Nov 2007

White Hart Tap, St Albans, Hertfordshire

IanGood07 Jul 2007 I expected it to be malty and it is. Good bitterness on end.

Philharmonic Dining Rooms, Liverpool, Merseyside

IanNot Tried23 Mar 2007

Bow Street Tavern (formerly The Covent Garden; The Globe), Covent Garden, Central London

IanNot Tried06 May 2006

Lincolnshire Poacher, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

IanNot Tried22 Oct 2005

Batemans XXXB (now superseded by 4.8% version)

4.50% ABV.

We have tried this beer 28 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

Other Batemans beers.