Monthly Archives: August 2011

Bath Ales Gem


  • Brewery: Bath Ales
  • Country: England
  • Style: Extra Special Bitter
  • ABV: 4.7%
  • Size: 500 ml
  • Bought from: K-Citymarket, 3.99€
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    Bath Ales Gem is an ESB with a funny-looking rabbit on the label. The marketing text on the label promises rich aroma of hops and malt, with a long, deep, bitter-sweet finish. The beer is brewed with Maris Otter pale malt, and hopped with Challenger and East Kent Goldings hops. Let’s see how it does!

    [easyreview title=”Bath Ales Gem” cat1title=”Appearance” cat1detail=”The beer pours a very deep clear amber-brown color, with a thick tan head, that lasts a long while, collapsing with some lacing along the glass.” cat1rating=”4″ cat2title=”Smell” cat2detail=”The aroma is malt-dominated, with tones of biscuits, bread, caramel and honey. There are some tones of floral and herby hops in the background as well.” cat2rating=”3″ cat3title=”Taste” cat3detail=”The flavour is malty, with strong tones of caramel, toffee, biscuits, honey, raisins and fruits. Some herbal, grassy and spicy hop tones become present after a while, and the flavour ends in a quite sweet, and only slightly bitter finish.” cat3rating=”3″ cat4title=”Mouthfeel” cat4detail=”The beer has a medium body and a moderate carbonation level, and is (quite well) balanced towards the malty side of the spectrum.” cat4rating=”3″ summary=”A good and drinkable beer, that is just a bit too much on the malty side for my taste. Could use a bit more hoppiness and bitterness for my taste, but this is still a good bitter.”]

    Thanks to Pia for buying me this!