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


on tap

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RATINGS: 239   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.

tampierre's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tampierre (1179) - Pilsen, - FEB 1, 2013
Bottled 0.5l ; Devon ; UK ; Malty aroma ; Amber color with long lasting head ; Bittersweet finish ; Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerNinjaUK (163) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ljthiessen (1034) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beeebon (378) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (9616) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBHansen (663) - 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 (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. .

   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 (1519) - 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 (1563) - 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

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