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Brewed by Bath (St. Austell)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bristol, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
available

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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   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.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (3821) - Srumsand, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2017
Amberfarget klar med fingerhyt beige skum. Lukter honning, karamell og syltety. Fin fylde. Smaker sirup, honning, noe bitter brent karamell. Lett sdme. Kort.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ismelllikebread (7) - Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2017 does not count
Pours clear dark amber colour with a reasonable white head. Aromas of caramel, nuts and dough. Lovely medium bitter taste - more caramel. Not overly fizzy with a fairly long lasting finish. All in all an excellent bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepatrickman (1286) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 18, 2017
Bottle with my father in law. A nice, simple, malt-forward bitter. It has a very traditional flavor, with some caramel sweetness and a light, earthy hop finish. Nothing too crazy, but it went well with food.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (3933) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2017
500ml bbDec17, Waitrose Hull before debcle. - "Our premium amber ale". Some soapy caramels and nettle in aroma, some alcohol too. Nascent crme caramel and herbal tee bitters, pear drops and pear syrup drowned in an inexpressive papery dryness with brown sugar contours. Unbalanced but drinkable with an original pear skin aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ninecats (528) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2017
Bottle. Clear mahogany, mid beige head dissipates quickly leaving no lacings. Aroma is malty, overripped fruit, bread, brown sugar, slight floral notes. Taste is balanced, sweet malty bready notes, floral, bitter and dry finish. Good ESB.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
HULK777 (586) - - MAR 19, 2017
Toffee, butter, and grassy cardboard aroma. Taste of straw, wet paper, and vegetables. Parsily aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (2572) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2017
Bottle at Beyond The Pale, Leek. Pours a clear amber colour with a thin off white head. Aroma of caramel, toasted malts, some brown bread, slight dried fruit and subtle spicy hops. Taste of caramel, toasted malts, brown bread, slight red berries, a little dried fruit and subtle spicy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A soft, malty bitterness in the finish. Predominately malty with a soft, spicy hop bitterness late on. A toasty and bready beer. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
circinus (299) - SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle 50 cl from Systembolaget. Clear mahogany with an offwhite nice head. Caramel, red fruit, dark bread. Very nice bitterness, balanced taste, tiny bit of sweetness. Medium/light body, medium/lively carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franzen (576) - SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2017
Toffee, syrup, rye bread with hints of fruit in the aroma.
Hints of roastiness in the taste. Both maltiness and bitterness comes to play in the taste even though the bitterness is a bit more predominant.
Smooth silky texture with just enough carbonation.
A nice brittish ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Joakgust (1439) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle. Clear amber beer with a small white head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, bread, orange dried fruit and herbs. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, marmalade, herbs, bread and toffee. Well balanced.


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