Beer Review – Gem by Bath Ales

Bath Ales is a good local favourite of mine and I have a bit of a soft spot for their beers.  They recently got taken over by the St Austell Brewery, though they also make excellent beers so that should hopefully work out well.


The most recognisable and widely distributed of the Bath Ales is Gem, an amber ale at 4.8%.  The label is as with all Bath Ales, distinctive and stylish.  When poured it looks like a standard bitter and the smell is subtle citrusy notes with a hint of malt.


The taste is quite bitter initially but it has a nice sweetness on the after taste.  It is a refreshing and easy drink; good with a BBQ or maybe as your first pint at a pub.  It isn’t the best beer in the world but Gem is one that you can’t really go wrong with.


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