Vintage Ale (2014) 7.5% ABV OAK MATURED – LIMITED RELEASE
- Vintage Ale (2014) 7.5% ABV OAK MATURED 500ml
A special limited-edition beer based on a 40-year-old barley wine we discovered in the Brewery cellars. The bottles – which were actually the last ever batch of Batemans BBB – had been ‘laid down’ in the late 1970s by George Bateman, to be enjoyed in April 1981 to celebrate Stuart Bateman’s 21st birthday. But they were forgotten about!
The recipe is a blend of malts from Flagon and Tipple barleys and single variety Worcester Golding hops. Having matured in oak, the beer tastes of plums, port, malt, brandy, vanilla and almonds. An ale to be celebrated.