Bass Pale Ale - Bass Brewers Limited
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Reviews by Reaper16:
2.98/5 rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5
12oz. bottle served into a pint glass
The newest installment in the his series "Reaper Drinks Beer that People Left at His House After a Party."
"The world's first pale ale," eh? It uses the interestingly phrased "malted hops," an ingredient that sounds like a shortcut.
Pours an orange-brown. Boring. Basic. Bland. Bass. Completely translucent. A thin white foam spreads out on top of the body; less than a half finger in size. Little lacing.
Doughy bread & McDonalds hot apple pie thingies are the dominant smells. And tastes. I can't write a paragraph each for aroma and taste because this is too boring. It is barely a step up from Coors Light. Similar fruit flavors, a touch more grassy hop bitterness and a weak-sauce generic ale yeast flavor. It isn't bad, its just ho-hum. Any first-time homebrewer could do better (provided they have a solid recipe).
I hate the mouthfeel. Bass turns watery almost the second it meets the saliva in your mouth. Drinkability seems solid if you can get past the mouthfeel and boredom.
I can't even write anything pithy about this beer. Bass is just a boring product. If the English malts were more interestingly developed this would be a different story. Better malt character, less generic taste, and Bass would have something to work with.
Serving type: bottle
09-17-2010 19:06:01 | More by Reaper16
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 2,142 ratings.