Brewed by Bath (St. Austell)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bristol, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Bottle conditioned. Also available in cask at 4.1%. Ratings for the cask version should be entered under Bath Gem (cask)

A rich aroma of hops and malt develops a full texture in the mouth. It has a long, deep, bitter-sweet finish. Without doubt an exceptional best bitter.

Ingredients: Maris Otter pale malt. Challenger and East Kent Goldings hops.

strawman's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
strawman (26) - - JUL 29, 2012
Bottles from Sainsburys. Light copper colour with an off-white head. Decent carbonation, with mid range head retention, but good lacing. Slight metallic twang, certainly not unpalatable. Well rounded bitterness and a dry aftertaste. Would quite like to find a cask example for comparison. Reasonably nice beer, could easilly drink more than one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
1MrCabbage (18) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2016
22/10/16 bottle at home. Bit plain, but hoppy. Perfectly drinkable but not a great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Perpignan73 (36) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2016
500ml bottle, chilled, poured into a pint glass at home. Attractive clear golden amber colour; minimal head; sweet, malty aroma with a hint of marmalade; predominantly caramel palate with a sweet finish. Not much bitterness and lacking depth, but sessionable nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
artyom (994) - Osijek, CROATIA - JUL 27, 2016
0.5l bottle. Copper color with quickly disappearing head. Aroma is malty with toffee, caramel and earthy notes. Taste is malty with caramel and light bitterness. Medium body and soft carbonation. Overall it’s good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LazyPyro (594) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear amber with minimal off-white head, disappearing rapidly. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, toffee. Taste is the same, initially sweet with a mildly bitter finish. Actually quite well balanced, sessionable. Light-medium body, texture and carbonation. Easy drinking though nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gegwilson (3284) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle at Claire and Tom’s. Amber with a thin cream head. Mild floral aroma. The taste is citrus and floral over grainy malt. Watery. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayumiH (982) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2016
Bottle at home. Mildly bitter taste with subtle caramel malts. Light body. Smooth finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ndburns (176) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2016
500ml bottle from Asda. Pours clear amber with a minimal white head. Aroma is toffee, malt. Taste is toffee, a little metal, sweet up front, very minor bitterness at the finish. Not really a lot going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pdubyah (641) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 30, 2016
I liked the aroma, it’s not a style of beer that makes it to NZ that often. Poured well, nicely british bitter dark. Sort of a head and some lacing in the glass. Easy everyman drinking beer that has no rough aged or memorable moments but would sit well for a few in a session I recon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ipabr (159) - Somerset, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2016
Bread and pudding beer. Not my thing,. Not sure why this beer is in nearly every supermarket, but if everyone tries it once they’ve sold shit loads I suppose. Rubbish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dxbrad (50) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2016
Dark amber ale, nutty biscuity flavours with orange. Smoky aftertaste not very pleasant. Not really sure about this one, not an ale you want a few of but quite complex and difficult to like

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