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

bottled
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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   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.


foolberry's rating

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
foolberry (56) - New Malden, Surrey, - DEC 1, 2012
Distinct aroma of paint - not nice. Also looks insipid and flat in the glass. Taste is pleasant, sweet, a little bland. Nothing really to recommend it - and it smells horrible.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ipabr (116) - 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

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dxbrad (45) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerNinjaUK (196) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle from Co-op. Pours mid brown with frothy white head. Aroma of biscuits, bread and apples. Taste round with pear and rye. Solid ale, very drinkable but with enough depth of flavour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ljthiessen (1045) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle. Amber-brown pour with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, a little metallic, some subtle fruit notes. Taste is caramel, slight citrus and dark fruit. Simple and a little light, but decently balanced.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beeebon (391) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2015
Pours a dark bitter coloured brown with fizzy tan head. Aroma is caramel and malt, some spice, metallic and slightly earthy. Taste is medium sweet and lightly bitter, quite thick feeling in the mouth and slightly harsh carbonation. Not bad over all but certainly not my favourite beer from this brewery.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (9880) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to my sister. Very hazy amber brown with a small tan head. Aroma of toffee, caramel and malt. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mahkus (107) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2015
Sweet malty aroma. Dark amber colour. Well balanced flavour with both bitter and sweet nutty undertones.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBHansen (686) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tbonde (289) - 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. .

3.2
   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.


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