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Bass Pale Ale - Bass Brewers Limited

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BA SCORE
77
okay

2,089 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 2,089
Reviews: 997
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 17
Gots: 62 | 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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RonfromJersey

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber body, big fluffy white head. Tiny bubbles rising. Good malty nose. Excellent balance of malt and hops in taste and aftertaste. Mouthfeel has nice full, rounded sensation. The classic English Pale Ale retains far more of its character than its American and German lager cousins even at macro production levels. Often available at pubs and restaurants with limited beer lists, its a good beer to have around for both advocates and the budmillercoors crowd.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2002 19:36:42 | More by RonfromJersey
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Poured into a tulip pint glass. A deep orange-amber hue with medium carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy off-white foam that lasts for a minute or two before collapsing to a thin surface layer. Faint lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt with hints of grain, fruity ale yeast, subtle banana, a touch of grass/hay and stewed leaves. A bit dull.

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Bass Pale Ale from Bass Brewers Limited
77 out of 100 based on 2,089 ratings.