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


on tap

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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBHansen (502) - Køge, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2015
Bottle @ DØE. Appearance: pours clear amber with ok soapy white head and lacing. aroma/taste: barley, hints of caramel and biscuit and some herbal notes. palette light to medium malty aroma, low carbonation, medium body, average sweetness, balanced by an average bitterness, medium duration and a watery texture. Overall: decent ESB, nothing special

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tbonde (258) - DENMARK - SEP 6, 2015
50 cl bottle@home in pilsener glass@approx 6 degrees C (a little too cold) Pours clear dark amber with a light beige head with low retention. Aroma dominated by toasted malt and caramel but also with a hint of citrussy hops. Taste of slightly sweet caramel and toasted malt with very subdued hops till a little bitterness appears in the short aftertaste. A sourness that perhaps should be citrus notes from the hop rather spoils the fun for me as does the somewhat low carbonation and watery mouthfeel. .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sim81 (17) - - AUG 10, 2015
I think you’ll either love this or not be so keen. A dark coloured bitter. Plenty of flavour, predominantly treacle/caramel I found, but not too much. A noticable amount of lingering bitterness afterwards. A well made bitter, perhaps not entirely to my personal taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
freretoc (1287) - Besançon, FRANCE - AUG 2, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 50cl à la braserie, couleur ambrée, peu de mousse mais effervescence moyenne. Une bière avec un nez levuré En bouche attaque sur une amertume à l’anglaise puis caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Renobob (1333) - Besançon, FRANCE - AUG 2, 2015
Couleur cuivrée. Fine mousse blanche. Pas de CO2. Nez caramel. Palais sur le grain, pointe de caramel. Corpulence moyenne. Moyenne

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gary (1733) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hohops (605) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Juha (70) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Giochaurand (232) - FINLAND - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours darkish chestnut with no head. Aroma is toffee, caramel and malts. Taste is earthy, coffee and malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
teddybeer (2930) - 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.

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