Bass Pale Ale - Bass Brewers Limited
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2.98/5 rDev -11.6%
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
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