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


on tap

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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   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.

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strawman (26) - - JUL 29, 2012
Bottles from Sainsburys. Light copper colour with an off-white head. Decent carbonation, with mid range head retention, but good lacing. Slight metallic twang, certainly not unpalatable. Well rounded bitterness and a dry aftertaste. Would quite like to find a cask example for comparison. Reasonably nice beer, could easilly drink more than one.

mzaar (3389) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2017
Flaska. Klar bärnstensfärgad med ett medelstort smutsvitt skum. Dofter av söt malt, karamell och honung. Smakinslag av bränd karamell, päron, söt malt och tall. Jag är inte helt vän med smakbalansen.

bergstaden (2935) - Røros, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2017
Light amber with off white head - Malt aroma with some hops that has a herbal hint - Malt body with some hops that has some herbal bitterness - The malt and herbal bitterness goes into the finish with some dry notes - This was nice

redders1974 (1403) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2017
Smooth and interesting this one sweet malts combine with dark berries would make a great autumnal beer.

Vighals (3916) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2017
Amberfarget klar med fingerhøyt beige skum. Lukter honning, karamell og syltetøy. Fin fylde. Smaker sirup, honning, noe bitter brent karamell. Lett sødme. Kort.

ismelllikebread (12) - Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2017
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.

thepatrickman (1307) - 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.

bartlebier (3946) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2017
500ml bbDec17, Waitrose Hull before debâcle. - "Our premium amber ale". Some soapy caramels and nettle in aroma, some alcohol too. Nascent crème 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.

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.

HULK777 (591) - - MAR 19, 2017
Toffee, butter, and grassy cardboard aroma. Taste of straw, wet paper, and vegetables. Parsily aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Towey1989 (2719) - 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.

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