Brewed by Abbey Ales
Style: Bitter
Bath, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular. Also available in 18 and 36 pint containers direct from the brewery and in bottles.
Notably hoppy ale which is light to medium-bodied, clean-tasting, refreshingly dry, with a balancing sweetness. Citrus, pale malt aroma and dry, bitter finish. Consistent. Amber gold in colour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2011
Bright clear gold pour good head medium strength carbonation aromas fruity lemon toffee flavour citrus mild bitter toffee a dryness finish toffee mild bitter aftertaste some sweetness bit boring

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
greenmanalishi (519) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2011
Bottle, Woodlands Garden Centre, Leicestershire. Clean, crisp, biscuity dry bite with a hoppy-bitter finish and slight citric aroma.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (14401) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 27, 2011
On tap, pours bronze. Aroma and flavour of biscuity malts, light toast and lightly bitter hops. Not too thrilling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beershine (5221) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2010
@ Pig & Fiddle, Bath. Rich amber-gold. Stable tight (sparkler?) head. Balanced aroma of cereal grains and light field hops. Quaffable. Excellent pour! Clean and delicious. Biscuity (cookie) malts. One of the better session ales from Bath. Light on the palate with lasting balanced flavors. Quick on the tongue and more-ish. This is what I wish APAs were like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4639) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2010
Bottle. Golden/Bronze beer with a mild head. The aroma is toffee, bitter and hopped, and the flavour is bitter and mildly toffee and roasted. Overall a nice but fairly average beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanEric (1178) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2010
Cask @ Crystal Palace, Bath. Bitter ale, full bodied, good finish. Nice. Taste has some citrus, hops, amber coloured.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2009
Cask handpull, The Star, Bath. Bright lacing yellow with a collapsing white lid. Slight citric and hay aroma joined by grass and soapy bitterness, vomit, nuts and vanilla on the palate. Butter in a good way, digestive crumbs, rub of celery. Not much to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (2968) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2009
[cask] Weak caramel and toffee aroma with a weak apple note. Almost clear copper with a lacy, white, thin top. Relatively bitter caramel flavour with slight lemon and floral hops. Uninteresting. Light to medium body, low carbonation, moderately bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (6809) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2015 Cask (Helsinki Beer Festival 2009) - Gold/amber in colour. Malty and ever so slightly citric aroma. Malty and slightly fruity taste with hints of grain. Cask (Bell, Bath) Enjoyed it more here. A nicely balanced bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (6459) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2009
(Cask at HBF2009) Amber and clear. Small white head that lasts quite long. Fruitiness, toffee and malts in aroma. Medium bodied and dry palate with little bit of carbonation. Malts, toffee, bitterness, bread and sweetness in taste. Bitter and malty aftertaste.

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