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Bath Gem (Cask)

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


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned at 4.8%. Ratings for the bottled version should be entered under Bath Gem (Bottle)

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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerlover12345 (6) - - MAR 12, 2014 does not count
No apprent hop aroma of real flavour. Malt charateristic is good though with caramel, bready, malty notes coming through. For a 4.1% best bitter its good, but nothing else to it really. clarity was good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1331) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Not as nice as my previous pint of Jarrow bitter. This had a more toffee and malt flavour to it

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (465) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2013
Cask @ The Marquis of Wellington Leicester. Bitter. Bbb. Boring brown bitter, fine though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erasmus_ro (1188) - Alabama, USA - AUG 31, 2013
29/08/13. Pours like a bitter, light amber with a decent, off-white head. Aroma is fruity with apple, some flower, rather cider-like. Taste follows along the same lines. Palate is a bit light.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
BOSSbrewer (1308) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Hmm. Might have been a bad cask. No flavor. Little to no aroma. Almost tart on the finish. Had at Old Toms in Oxford.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (1944) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 15, 2013
A bit of sweet malt and some hops to round it out, but overall pretty lacklustre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dynamiteninja (1388) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2013
Keg draught at the Bristol Hotel, Bristol. Attractive dark amber body. Thin white head. Nose is bags of citrus, marmalade, fruit and spice. Bitter. Dry finish. Crisp mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This nicely malty Bitter juxtaposes honeyed sugars to a leafy hop touch before moving to a balanced but somewhat limp (underhopped?) finish.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam clings to the bright amber.
-The malt profile shares a few hints of golden syrup as well.
-Interest tends to get lost towards the bottom of the pint because of a lack of a hop kick.
-All Bath Ales brews I’ve had were beautifully malty and professionally rendered.

On cask at The Salamander, Bath.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DanielBrown (3625) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2013
Cask at Highbury Vaults, Bristol. Fairly ok. No maybe not. Too sweet. Hard to finish really. Flat too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
Cask at Ales and Tails, Twickenham - 02/03/13. Lightly hazed amber with a food sized frothy off white head. Nose us caramel and toffee, biscuit, light spice. Taste comprises caramel malt, spice, fruits, touch of cereal. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, smooth and pleasant on the palate, bitterness in the finish. Drinkable average bitter.

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