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Brewed by Bath
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bristol, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

3.5
   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.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gary (1662) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2015
500ml. I drank this low boost crap from a St Bernardus goblet to at least make it seem slightly classy , but fuck no , low boost boring brown. earthy hops , soil , spice , caramel malt nose . flavas are chewy , malty , dry’ish ..maybe coffee and apple ester . blah.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hohops (518) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Appearance is clear and copper, a small beige head. Aroma- raisin, caramel malt, toffee, nutty. Taste- sweet breads, yeasty, caramel, hint of dark fruits, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Nice stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Juha (58) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2015
Pin bright dark coppery colour. Aroma is malty. I was expecting lots of crystal malt ie caramel but the beer is so refreshing, rather dry but still malty without being cloying at all. Good mouthfeel and body to it too. At Morrison’s for £1.65 so will be buying this many more.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Giochaurand (170) - FINLAND - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours darkish chestnut with no head. Aroma is toffee, caramel and malts. Taste is earthy, coffee and malts.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
teddybeer (2762) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 22, 2015
Brown color with a light beige head that quickly diminishes. Aroma has notes of light caramel with toasted malts notes. Flavor is slightly sweet, earthy notes with floral hops hints. Weak final with slightly sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyGibbs05 (32) - - MAY 15, 2015
Caramel, banana notes with a slight woody yet sweet aroma. Also getting a bit of butterscotch but not overpowering.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (6314) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2015
500ml bottle shared with Ashton McCobb & Stuu666. Pours clear red brown with a thin white head. Aromas of toffee, light herbal notes. Taste is more toffee, touch of butterscotch. Slight mineral finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AshtonMcCobb (3908) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - golden amber with a nice lacy head. Nose - toffee, or is it butterscotch. No, toffee. Taste - toffee again. Palate - light to medium bodied with a tangy rich texture and a dry tangy finish. Overall - a bit one-dimensional for this style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (6476) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle at ash’s. Pours clear deep amber, nose is malty toffee, taste is sweet toffee, light fruit.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alexi91 (142) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Bottle. Supplier: ASDA (Bristol). Citrus hints over the top of the underlying bitterness.


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