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648: Bath Ales | Wild Hare

20200723_173904The brewery: “Bath Ales brewed its first beer in 1995 at a tiny brewery in Wincanton, Somerset. Since then the brewery has moved twice, but the beer we make and the Hare that proudly adorns our beers remains the same – with a bit of a refresh along the way……..Founded by Roger Jones and Richard Dempster, the pair brought on Rab Clark, a local publican, because he was willing to sell their first beer. Demand for Bath Gem quickly spread though, and as business grew the brewery bought its own pub, the Hare on the Hill, and moved production to Bristol.”

The beer: “Crisp and fresh with a subtle hint of citrus bitterness, Wild Hare (5% abv) is a full-flavoured golden ale bursting with hedgerow fruit notes…..This classic British pale ale uses English-grown First Gold hops to add fleshy fruits, floral acacia and lots of citrus notes to the beer’s light, malty taste.  Gluten free and certified with Coeliac UK .”

I’m a big fan of the more popular Gem from Bath Ales but this, not surprisingly given the description didn’t do it for me, even allowing for a nice warm summer day on which it was drunk. I still found it a bit too fruity - nowt wrong with it, just not to my taste.

July 2018. Related entries