Bass Pale Ale - Bass Brewers Limited
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Reviews by Groomsy:
3.18/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Had this on tap with my lunch/dinner today. Served in a pint glass.
Appearance: Typical of the style, it poured a clear amber/copper with a thin, 1-finger soapy white head. Left some nice sip rings down the glass during consumption. Very light and scant carbonation bubbles rise to the top of the glass.
Smell: Again, typical of the style, but underwhelming. Generic is the word we're looking for. There were some pretty intense pale malts as well as some caramel, but there were also some nutty undertones (kind of like Newcastle). Nice earthy hop and yeast aroma as well. Balanced, basically. Hoping the taste follows suit but stronger.
Taste: Some nice roasted malts hit the tongue first with the initial taste, but there are some very earthy hops there to balance the flavor as well. It's kind of a generic flavor, but not bad by any means. The mentioned nuttiness in the smell comes through as well. Finishes on a slightly bitter hoppy note. Very clean and crisp, overall. Refreshing after a long day of working on final papers, but nothing outstanding.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and drying finish makes me want another sip. The low carbonation makes it go down fairly smoothly. Not thin by any means, but not robust either. Moderate body overall.
Drinkability: I could definitely put down a few of those if I wanted to. Very drinkable for its simplicity and straight-forward nature. Also very refreshing for a long day after work (or papers, in my case). I would love to try this from the bottle.
While this pale ale doesn't do anything to offend, it doesn't necessarily stand out. Of course, it was the world's first pale ale, so it sort of set the standard for what would come. Definitely worth going after again.
Serving type: on-tap
12-15-2010 21:55:45 | More by Groomsy
More User Reviews:
1.84/5 rDev -45.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75
This was a great beer way back when, after being bought by anheuser busch, and replacing hops with two row malts, this is nothing more than a Budweiser with extra malts and a horrible natti ice aftertaste. Shame on this company for buying out and ruining a beer that has been around since artist like Monet and dictators like Napoleon Bonaparte. Just another casualty in the war of the beers. Seems any good beers will be bought out and watered down if they sell out. I will not even do the beer review in terms of mouthfeel, ect , cause to be honest its not worth it, as it fails all tests..Now I only speak of the usa version by anheuser busch, I remember the uk version being delicious!
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 01:43:33 | More by barbats
2.86/5 rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Bass pours a dark golden color with a very small but lacing head. There is a mellow caramel aroma, with some corn like notes. The taste has some caramel malt flavors, but a lot of adjunct flavors afterwards. Slightly odd flavors, bad aftertaste. Overall its not horrible, and has some nice flavors, but a really bad aftertaste.
Serving type: on-tap
07-26-2014 02:36:17 | More by vette2006c5r
Bass Pale Ale from Bass Brewers Limited
77 out of 100 based on 2,136 ratings.