Bass Pale Ale - Bass Brewers Limited
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Reviews by Jekster:
4.15/5 rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Pours a crystal clear shinny amber to dark gold with a thick two finger off white head that cascaded over time to a thick frothy lacing.
Smell: Toasted Carmel and crusty bread take the forefront of the aromas on this beer. There is the slight reminiscent of sweet Bourbon and orange peel. A slight nutty pecan smell is hiding behind all the other more dominant smells. This is definitely a malt forward beer. There is no noticeable hop aroma present.
Taste: Toasted Carmel is the first flavor to the pallet upon taking a sip. This is followed by hints of dark fruit (figs, dates, cherries). This beer definitely has some sweet character, but it is not overbearing. The sweet character is again forward on the pallet but quickly fades into a dry finish that lingers a slightly nutty, woody, and again Bourbon like character. There is a slight hop bitterness along with minor alcohol esters after the swallow.
Mouthfeel: This is a very light bodied beer that you can take in large mouthfuls. I think it's appropriate for the pub ale style given that it has a clean dry finish. A slight carbonation fizzel gives it a nice effervescent feel that also cleans your pallett with every swallow.
Drinkability: This beer is extremely drinkable. It has a nice level of complexity without being overpowering. I could easily drink this beer with some bangers and mash or quaff a few down while sitting on the porch during a hot summer day.
OVERALL IMPRESSION: I would buy this beer again if I wanted something light to drink with pub food or if I was raking leaves in the fall. It's thirst quenching, pleasant, and actually has a bit more character than some other pub ales I've tried. It's not going to wow you with character, complexity or strength, but then again I don't think that's the goal of pub ales. Instead, drink this beer if you want to toss quite a few back and have an easy drinking beer. I only wish I could get it with a nitro widget to add to the experience. ;)
Serving type: can
01-14-2009 02:00:28 | More by Jekster
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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 2,131 ratings.