Bass Pale Ale - Bass Brewers Limited
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Reviews by Brenden:
3.53/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Okay, I've tried the can and now on to tap. I couldn't believe the difference.
The look is about the same: copper amber with reddish hues and a very nice, thick head that retains well. The difference is there's some nice sticky lacing in this one.
The smell is much improved. Nice earthy smell with hops and malt up front.
Hops are pretty straightforward in this one, along with the earthy notes in the smell. The malts are fairly light. There's a bit of an astringent sting but it balances out fairly well. A light underlying sweetness helps.
I'd call this one light-bodied. There's light carbonation and the mouthfeel is surprisingly smooth and thick, very creamy. Finish is light and dry with a little hops bitterness.
This is one to try, but not from a can. On tap it's good.
Serving type: on-tap
03-09-2009 13:37:59 | More by Brenden
More User Reviews:
3.43/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Purchased from one of the local grocery stores.
A: Clear amber with decent head and retention.
S: Hops and grain.
T: Sweet. Far more balanced than the USA version, but definitely not as complex.
M: Crisp and smooth. Too thin for my taste though.
O: Not as good as I remember, but still decent.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 03:39:27 | More by PvtSnowball
United Kingdom (England)
3.04/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
A 500ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2014. Acquired a while back from a supermarket. A classic English ale that I've been meaning to review - will it surpass the hype?
Poured into a tulip pint glass. A deep orange-amber hue with medium carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy off-white foam that lasts for a minute or two before collapsing to a thin surface layer. Faint lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt with hints of grain, fruity ale yeast, subtle banana, a touch of grass/hay and stewed leaves. A bit dull.
Tastes of grainy malt with a mild finish. Notes of light caramel, cooked grain, husks, fruity ale yeast, estery hints, faint grass/hay and stewed leaves. A twinge of eathiness/cardboard in the background. Slightly sweet, followed by a delicate, leafy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with prickly carbonation and average body. Could be a shade more substantial. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of husky grain, caramel, stewed leaves and ale yeast.
Hmmm, so-so. Looks OKish, while the aroma and flavour are quite bland and insipid. Bit too harsh and lacking in hop undertones. Lacklustre body - wants beefing up. This has an underlying character that suggests drinkability, but the bottled form also has flaws. I suspect a good example on cask is a marked improvement, though I've never seen it round these parts. Oh well. No need to rush out and track it down.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2014 22:43:13 | More by jazzyjeff13
Bass Pale Ale from Bass Brewers Limited
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