Bass Pale Ale - Bass Brewers Limited
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Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
3.53/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Served in a 20-ounce pilsner glass at Chili's.
A: Poured a clear, copper orange color with a one finger head of pure white foam.
S: Smells a little sweet and bready. The malts can be noticed as slightly toasty, but it's not that clear in the nose.
T: Tastes a little sweet and slightly bitter. There's great balance between the caramel malts and floral hops. It's a little resiny, but solid and balanced for the most part.
M: It's a little sticky, but it doesn't hinder the drinkability at all. I could see having a bunch of these easily.
D: The modest ABV and great balance would make Bass such a great session beer, so I would recommend it for that. However ....
There's not enough depth to make Bass a true go-to beer. In a pinch, I'd say go forward without hesitation. But, it's nothing really special, other than being a solid "do everything beer" with better taste. Look elsewhere for a variation, but this is honestly the cornerstone of English Pale Ales.
Serving type: on-tap
12-01-2007 02:20:55 | More by Gambrinus1184
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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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