Bass Pale Ale - Bass Brewers Limited
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Reviews by Groomsy:
3.18/5 rDev -5.6%
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:
2.15/5 rDev -36.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2
Bass Pale Ale pours from the dark brown one Imperial pint bottle, a rusty amber with one heck of a head, lace and foam abound in my glass.
Nose is a creamy butterscotch sweetness, and palate of creamy sweet butterscotch with a balanced bitter and a touch of gypsum. Absolutely one yummy Ale and a must try for anyone.
Bass Pale Ale has been on my list of Beers to buy when the price is right. Bass Pale Ale is a good tasting pale ale that has been around for a very long time.
Well, I just went through a twelve pack and lo and behold this brew has turned to Banta PoDo, it is nothing at all what it used to be!
Interbrew Be Damned!!!
Now brewed in the USA by AB-InBev
This stuff is just gross...
Mouth-feel is all wrong, and the bite of carbonation is no longer smooth and cream like.
This will be my last update for this brand. I will not buy another drop of this failed replicant.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2014 08:06:41 | More by BeerBob
3.6/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a clear copper with a half inch white head that recedes quickly to film. Lacing moderate.
Aroma: Smells of toasted malt and caramel. The aroma is very similar to the 230+ years of imitators this has spawned.
Taste: Clean, crisp, malty, some hop bite, barely noticeable alcohol. Some notes of toast and caramel, as in the nose. Tastes like the seminal pale ale that it is.
Mouthfeel: Slightly watery but not to the point where it's weak. I feel like most contemporary pale ales have fuller bodies.
Overall: Hey, it's Bass. It says Baldwinsville on the label, and that's weird. But it's a decent, ubiquitous pale ale that gets the job done. The market is so saturated with pale and amber ales right now that it's easy to forget that the original is still pretty decent. That said, the only time I'm likely to have this is at a restaurant that otherwise has only macro lagers.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2014 01:23:16 | More by illpass78
Bass Pale Ale from Bass Brewers Limited
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