Wild Hare
Bath Ales Ltd

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Style:
English Pale Ale
Ranked #136
ABV:
5%
Score:
81
Ranked #36,376
Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 9.89%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
37
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Bath Ales Ltd
 
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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 37
Photo of JonnoWillsteed
2.77/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

L - Very pale yellow (per a light lager), with a very slight haze. Pours with 1-1.5cm white head, with good retention.
S - I get some floral hops, but that's it
T - Fresh, light, then quite a prominent flavour-note but too fleeting to identify. I think it's a subtle and brief citrus note ('that every single beer in the UK seems to insist on featuring these days')
M - Refreshing, zesty on the tongue.
O - Since returning to the UK after years away, this past month, I've drunk so many beers of this type. Quite low ABV%, prominent hops, and the citrus thing. Such beers are not ticking my boxes, and I'm trying to learn how to spot the signs from the lable.

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Photo of FLima
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden color with a thin head with short retention.
Aroma with notes of honey, sweet grapefruit and oranges, bread and pears.
Flavor with notes of spices, malt juice, citrusy, grassy and earthy hops, flowers and pears. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Light body with appropriate cask carbonation.
As they said, impeccable English Pale Ale. Not very complex nor big thrills, just utterly pleasant.

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Photo of bark
3.26/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The colour is gold, the liquid is clear (like a Czech Pils). The finger thick head is off-white and compact, it sinks down to a thin lid leaving no lacing.

The strong smell is bitter-sweet and somewhat tart with notes of hay, dough, grass, apricots, stable and corn flakes.

The taste is smooth with butter/butterscotch, French loaf, growing floral bitterness and candy sweetness. Medium body. The aftertaste got growing yet light notes of alcohol and salt. Hints of butter, dough and unripe fruits. Caramel and hay in the finish.

The carbonation is medium strong, the small bubbles are light and short-lived. The liquid is smooth.

Quite a drinkable bitter. But it is at the same time very similar to a not-that-clean golden Czech lager, making it quite an odd beer.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle from Whole Foods, Giffnock (£1.79):
An excellent first Bath Ales beer for me & one that was very well balanced whilst being quite a light, easy going beer that would definitely make an excellent session offering. There was some pleasant citrus flavours in the early going with a sweetness that got slightly stronger as things went on plus the floral touches that featured nearer the end were enjoyable too. The beer was at times a touch light but it didn't take much away from what was otherwise a great beer. It certainly wasn't the most complex offering I've came across recently either but it was well made & drinkable; decent stuff & one well worth picking up if you find it.

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Photo of Oleg85
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Just great. Now I know what the real English Pale (or golden?) Ale should be. Golden color. Wanderfull aroma of fruits and flowers, soft taste. Remaind APA a bit. One of my favorites by now.

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Photo of Spike
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours pale gold, crystal clear, no carbonation. A one-finger, white head recedes quickly to a film with spotty lacing. Looks fresh & inviting.

Smells of lemon rind and peardrops. Smelt a bit funky at first but got much better after a couple of minutes.

Taste is very floral. Pale malt, honeysuckle, sweet citrus, soft bitterness.

Medium body with a lightly dry finish and some sparkle.

Refreshing golden ale. Very easy to drink. Fun, not overly serious.

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Photo of DypsoBubble
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A delicate and understated beer. The flavours are balanced but not in your face. The right balance of sweetness, carbonation, hops and malt. Biscuit with the slightest hint of citrus. A session beer but may be a little on the strong side alcoholwise.

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Photo of Dentist666
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into english pint.
Pours clear golden with 1-finger off-white head, not very long retention. Smell is grassy and citrusy. Taste - some toasted malty tones and delicate hop bitter finish. Well-balanced, but non-essential golden ale.

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Photo of Richardp
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I can't agree with the discription of this beer, it's a pale ale, not a bitter.

This ale does not keep well

The appearance is gleaming and golden, with plenty of bubbles, little to no head.

Tase wise, a good balance of malt and hop. The English hops are more earty, and slightly citrus, a pleasant change to some of the more floral types.

The taste appeals to me, I like the hop, and relatively light refreshing malt.

Mouthfeel is good with life, and good clean finish, there's maybe a lingering bitterness from the hops, that coats the toungue, but for that I'd rate higher.

Overall one of my favourites, though the fresher the better.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled
Pours a golden colour with a slim and steady white head. Citrus hop aroma with some caramel malts in the background. Nice hoppy flavour, good maltiness, long dry bitter finish. Very drinkable and very nice.

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Photo of mizx
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden/amber, pours a thin foamy head that quickly goes, and plenty of bubbles rising. Ale malt, yeast and slightly floral/citrussy hop aroma. Nicely balanced malt and slightly astringent hop bitterness, medium body and dry finish. Bottled I found it a little too gassy, medium-high even. A decent beer but nothing amazing.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2012. The label states that this is brewed with organic ingredients and English hops.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A slightly translucent golden colour with good carbonation. Forms a small head of white foam that settles swiftly and disappears. Aroma of light malt with hints of stewed hops, mild ale yeast and the faintest whiff of citrus.

Tastes of light malt with a bitter finish. Notes of stewed hops, earthy yeast esters and a solventy hint in the background. A dry bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is dry and pleasantly tingly. Quite astringent, with an aftertaste of stewed hops and yeast.

Not bad, though nothing out of the ordinary. Decent balance between malt and bitterness, but not much hop aroma to round things out. Goes down easy in the warm weather. Probably better on cask - worth trying.

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Photo of fullsweep
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL brown bottle poured into a pint glass.

One thing I love about Bath Ales, as a brewery, is how each beer varies greatly between styles. Some lesser breweries brew beers that resemble each other way too much, regardless of the name on the bottle.

A: very clear, blonde/amber in colour, decent head retention and lots of lacing.

S: rustic, grains, hops

T: this is a very solid beer--nothing spectacular or incredibly interesting, but it's very good and I'd certainly never turn one down.

M: moderately fizzy, very refreshing, easy to drink

O: a very solid beer, above average but not spectacular

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Photo of BlackHaddock
4.14/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown 500ml bottle, best before 8 Jul 09, drank on sunny Sunday afternoon in April 09. Poured into a pint vase shaped glass.

'Our golden organic pale ale' is what is written on the front label and that is what was in my glass, a cloudy pale, golden ale. A small white head sat on top, but legged it to a wisp very soon.

Aroma was citrus fruits and hops, very pleasant.

Dry, bitter and refreshing with the hops coming to the fore over the citrus notes found in the smell.

No real depth to the beer, although it does have a presence, the flavours stay longer than the head did and grapefruit/lemon citrus tang is very evident as you sip the beer.

Enjoyable and different to other Bath Ales I've had, liked them all.

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Photo of wl0307
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted by half-pint at the Market Porter, S. London. Served on a handpump w/o a sparkler.

A: slightly hazy golden hue, with a thin white foamy head and static carbonation.
S: slightly sour upfront... pear-ish fruity and musty, damp in a sense... plus a melted-sugary maltiness at the back. Not very pronounced maybe due to the condition of the cask.
T: Saaz-influenced??--a unique taste of Saaz but attenuated, to go with the English pale malts; mildly grassy and assertively dryish bitter at first, gradually turning tangy-citric and tannic-zesty towards the long finish.
M&D: this is an "organic" ale, according to the pump-clip. In fact a Blond Bitter it is. The body is light-medium and the mouthfeel is slightly flat, not at its prime, but still a very intriguing ale showing combo. of Czech hops(?) and English pale malts, as characters of both are preserved well in the mixed flavour. Looking forward to trying it again from a fresher cask~~

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Wild Hare from Bath Ales Ltd
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 37 ratings