tampierre (1383) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 1, 2013
Bottled 0.5l ; Devon ; UK ; Hoppy aroma ; Light golden color with nice head ; Again hops with real bitter finish ; Great organic golden ale. JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle, 50 cl. Slightly hazy golden with a small, bubbly, white head, quickly diminishing. Aroma is malty with notes of grain and a fruity touch. Flavor follows the nose, very well balanced, with nice citrus hoppy accents and a dry, bitter finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Ok British blonde ale, but i would prefer a little more hops in the aroma. vbino (6) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2012 does not count
I prefer Gem. Good colour to this though. All Bath Ales available in the supermarket are quite similar. Same hops? jamesie1857 (2111) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012
JohnRMurdoch (4828) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2012
500ml bottle from Waitrose. Pale amber peach colour, no head. Mild grain resin aroma & flavour. Very watery & insipid.
petergaynor (137) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 24, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours golden yellow with thin white head. Citrusy nose with some doughy yeast. Tastes fruity hops big citrus, all round nice beer. The Etruscan (672) - Tuscany, ITALY - AUG 24, 2012
White weak head. Pale golden colour. Aroma is hoppy, citrusy with herbal notes. Flavor is hoppy too with light bread and cereals tones, ending in an dry hoppy finish. Light bodied.
stravale (3055) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle from Waitrose, Morningside
MustangMarkF (249) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2012
Light amber, slight haze, frothy white head, some lacing
Aroma - soft hay malts, hint of spicy hops, not that hoppy - more hay malts, light cereals
Taste - pale sweet malts, soft citrus lemon hops, bit of zest, light grapefruit, some bitter English hops, soft cereals, hay. more hoppy in flavour than aroma
Palate - medium carb, medium body. Finish - dry, some zest, soft citrus, moderate bitter linger, bit of a mineraly metallic linger
Overall - Quite a refreshing golden ale, dryish finish, hops are rather subdued to me, some lemon zest in there. It’s certainly better than average for a golden ale. OK.
500ml Bottle. Aroma is quite lively with zesty fruits, malt and hops. It pours well with a lacy white head and is just a touch lighter than its stable mate Golden Hare. Taste is malty giving way to grapefruit tones with a dry finish. THis is Bath Ales’ organic beer - personally I dont go for all that organic BS usually but I do think this is the best of their bottled range. a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 Original rating June 2012 - Bottle; clear gold, minimal bubbles, just like Golden Hare in appearance; biscuity malt and a hint of caramel; crisp, hoppy, fairly spicy; dry finish; failed to find any fruit beyond the merest hint of lemon; unmemorable, the Gem and Golden Hare are much preferable. Original score 2.9.
Tried again on NYE 2012, again in bottled form; found it much fuller and fruitier and generally moreish; drunk this time alongside a cartload of strong cheddar (which may have helped it, I don’t know); Score 3.7 (have amended overall score to give an average of 3.3).