You know you have a good friends when they not only buy beers thinking of you, but also buy beers thinking of your Dad. One of the selection my mate Matty bought for me, he went out of his way to grab a gluten free beer so I could relay back to my old man! This is another new brewery for me in the form of Bath Ales with their gluten free pale ale ‘Wild Hare’, which has been properly certified by the Coeliac Society, coming in at 5% ABV.
Visually the beer pours a clear and pale gold colour, with a light white, foamy head on top. Quite a bit of malt coming through on the nose, surprising for a pale ale in my books. Also notes of citrus mixed in as well which is certainly more typical. Really good hoppy body to it with a nice level of bitterness for my liking. You do get a pit of that citrus in the flavour but I’d say it’s not the most interesting pale going. However, the good level of carbonation really pushes the beer around the mouth to maximize the flavour that is present. Simple but effective.
A quick note on the can art: Similar to the Otter Ale from yesterday in the simplicity of the design. Use of the animal logo makes it recognisable I’m sure.
Big thanks to Matty for giving me another gluten free beer I can add to the list. Really decent beer even if it’s not as reminiscent of other pales I’ve had recently. While I was on holiday I actually got to try a sip Bath Ales’ porter which was really lovely and drinkable. Next time I’m in the southwest (which if it was up to me would be always) I’ll certainly have my eyes peeled for these simple but effective brews.
Thanks for reading! Cheers!
- Hops: First Gold
- Malt: Not Available
- IBU: Not Available
- ABV: 5%
- Gluten Free: Yes!
- Vegan: Yes!
- Purchase Location: Tesco