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

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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We brew Rare Hare to mark special occasions, and so it only makes brief, unscheduled appearances in our brewing calendar. Available only in limited quantities, this is an ale thatís easy to miss but hard to forget. Made with wheat and barley malt.


2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
leebotton (183) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Smells like soggy bread and a little metallic. Malty. Somewhat reddish brown, sort of a bit pallid in a way, very clear though. The head was just a load of big bubbles which dissipated immediately. The drops Iím getting on my face and nose as I smell it too closely (I do that) tastes a bit like low-wines. I seem to have it in for this beer, Taste is reasonable, texture is smooth. Thereís a sort of grainy, malty flavour and.. well thatís about it really. Earthy, I suppose. Certainly not unpleasant but also very underwhelming. Clearly I aught not be drinking these sorts of beers any more. One could say it was a little rare but not necessarily in relation to itís lack of ubiquitousness. I think these guys have done very well to start the Beerd experiment and drinkers would do well to realise what joys there are to now be enjoyed in the world of beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16394) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours a pale amber color with a white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hints of hops. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (9999) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
Bottled, 500ml at The Grapes, Oxford. Amber with Short White head. Sharp, quite grainy bitter, some tartness as well as some caramel. Becomes a little late sugariness. Ok.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (34232) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2012

Bottle 500ml. @ [ Tasting by Fin & Loz ].

Clear medium amber orange colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, fruity, light to moderate hoppy. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration, pale caramel - toffee. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft - fizzy. [20111021]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7267) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2011
Bottle at Fin & Lozís tasting with Jan, Charlotte, Craig, Stella & kids consumed 21.10.11 This bottle purchased at My Favourite Beers shop, Cheltenham May 2011 Pours dark amber with a medium carbonatiomn, the head is light beige. This is soft in the mouth, though there is some alcohol showing which is a little too up front and showy for my liking. Quite dry throughout with caramel and dark fruits also making there mark. A6 A3 T7 P3 Ov13 3.2

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14021) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2011
Botle at fins ...copper ...big bubbly off white head ... soft yeasty berry nose ...big fizz.. barest hint of sour ... again a hint of yeast ... soft toffee malt...litle brown suger

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
niquillis (812) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2011
On cask at JDW, Maindee, Newport. Vinegar start, quite a full malt start, average but the beers in this pub did not seem right to me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29134) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2011
Bottled. A dark amber beer with a thin lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and spices. The flavor is sweet with malt, caramel, bread, and a touch of cardemomme, leading to a dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8598) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2011
Cask conditioned handpump Moon On The Square Northampton. An amber coloured beer with a whitish head and lacing. A big fruity beer with big malts. It has a disappointing amount of diacetyl but the body is just big enough to survive it. Itís drinkable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2011
Cask handpull, The Baron. Murky, slim-lidded brown beer with a dominating, heavily buttered liquorice flavour. Sneaking nutty tones, digestive biscuit. All butter and malt seriousness. Positively dripping with diacetyl. Not to my taste.


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