I have a bit of a soft spot for Bath Ales. A few years ago their beers started appearing on supermarket shelves, and they had a bit more interest than the masses. I liked the packaging, too. They started out in 1995, and have grown a network of 12 pubs, as well as a decent sized brewery. The beers are a fusion of craft-style and traditional: they’re not as full flavoured and ‘out there’ as a lot of craft beers, but they aren’t as boring in bottle as most traditional British ales tend to be. So, overall, this beer comes recommended.
Bath Ales Golden Hare Light Ale
Yellow/gold in colour. Goldings hops. Aromas of herbs, straw and farms in summer. The palate is tangy with sweet ripe apple and citrus fruitiness and also a subtle hoppy, herby bitterness. There’s a touch of toffee apple sweetness to the citrussy fruit, and it finishes fresh and spicy. 7.5/10
Available in Sainsbury’s