Batemans unveils ‘Yella Belly’ beer

Yella Belly Gold is the new beer from Batemans.
Yella Belly Gold is the new beer from Batemans.

THE Wainfleet-based Batemans Brewery has added a golden beer to its range of permanent cask beers, Yella Belly Gold.

The family-owned brewery’s new beer is £3.9% ABV and is all set to join the likes of Batemans XB in the area’s bars.

A spokesperson said: “Why Yella Belly? This is what Lincolnshire people are known as.

“Is it due to the Lincolnshire Regiment’s yellow waistcoats, the yellow breasted marsh frogs, the mustard pickers, the yellow undercarriage of the old Lincolnshire stagecoach, the yellow pollen on Lincolnshire poachers’ bellies or is it because they like yellow beer? – who knows!

“Whatever the reason Yella Belly Gold with an ABV of 3.9% is a golden-coloured, refreshing beer brewed with lager malt and Chinook and Cascade hops.

“This gives a lovely citrus flavour and aroma, which is quite dry and very moreish,” they added,

“Several trials have already been brewed and tasted in the trade, with great results. Yella Belly Gold is different from any of our existing brews and it appeals to a wide range of beer drinkers.”

The pump clip for the brew is also the first Batemans beer to move away from the traditional cloverleaf-style logo in favour of a crest shape.

The design also includes the Fleur-de-Lis in the middle of the clip.

This is the symbol for Saint Mary, who is the patron saint of Lincoln.