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Bass Pale Ale - Bass Brewers Limited

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BA SCORE
77
okay

2,128 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 2,128
Reviews: 1,000
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 16.72%
Wants: 19
Gots: 68 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bass Brewers Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-17-2001)
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Luigi

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Pours a deep amber color. The Hops aroma come off kind of oily with some sweet malts holding it back. I can taste mineral water. I find this common and expected in an English beer. Sweet malts come out in the flavor and the Noble hops come out fairly strong. This beer is very English and I it enjoy very much. Bass Ale was one of the first English Pale Ales I tried and is still one of my favorite. Makes a great session beer!) Review of import version in '05.

03-06-12 This is first review of Bass Pale Ale that has been brewed in Baldwinsville, NY instead of the UK.

Pours out a clear rich amber color with an off white two finger head. Retention is decent as it sticks around the glass a little. A thin blanket of foam rest on top the ale.

The aroma does seem a bit fresher than the import. With cleaner malt notes and a light citrus from the hops. Notes of caramel and toasted malt.

Again the flavor of this ale has become more fresh because it does not have to cross the Atlantic. Toasted two row malt with a hint of caramel. The hops are much more present in this domestic Bass Ale. They are a little spicy, kind of black pepper like. One think I can notice is that that mineral water taste and diecytal butterscotch is not as strong. To me that is characteristic of any English Pale Ale, especially Bass.

Finishes mild and balanced with nothing over the top. Semi-dry with a mild bitter hops lingering. Medium bodied and easy to drink.

Overall, this American brewery obviously produces a fresher product, but there is a few characteristics missing that can be found in the UK brew. Either way, this is a classic Pale Ale that set the standard. Cheers, the fresher version seems to appeal to me a little more. I mean fresh is better.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2012 21:31:34 | More by Luigi
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A: One of the best things about the beer. Pours a clear red with a nice, robust head. Can easily see the other side of the glass. The head quickly dissipates, however, but it leaves a lot of lacing (which is surprising for a mass-produced beer).

S: OK, not good or bad but decent nonetheless. Presence of amber malt, minimal hops and English baker's yeast. Like a watered-down English pale ale. Still OK, though.

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Bass Pale Ale from Bass Brewers Limited
77 out of 100 based on 2,128 ratings.