Bass Pale Ale - Bass Brewers Limited
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Reviews by atrus138:
4.4/5 rDev +31%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured this from a brown 12 oz bottle with "Pub Pour" (not exactly sure what that means). Nice deep amber color with a weak head and moderate lacing.
Smelled nice and bitter with plenty of hops present, which is what I'm looking for in a good pale ale.
Taste was nice and bitter, though it was followed with an unpleasant metallic aftertaste. This subsided after letting it warm a bit to be replaced with a sweeter caramel flavor. Let it warm up a bit, as the flavor improves significantly.
Felt nice in my mouth. Nice and smooth with just the right amount of carbonation.
Bass is normally one of my favorite drinks, but the metallic flavoring was an unwelcome surprise. Definitely allow it to warm a bit before drinking or just have it on tap.
Serving type: bottle
10-01-2007 03:00:58 | More by atrus138
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United Kingdom (England)
3.04/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
A 500ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2014. Acquired a while back from a supermarket. A classic English ale that I've been meaning to review - will it surpass the hype?
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.
Tastes of grainy malt with a mild finish. Notes of light caramel, cooked grain, husks, fruity ale yeast, estery hints, faint grass/hay and stewed leaves. A twinge of eathiness/cardboard in the background. Slightly sweet, followed by a delicate, leafy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with prickly carbonation and average body. Could be a shade more substantial. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of husky grain, caramel, stewed leaves and ale yeast.
Hmmm, so-so. Looks OKish, while the aroma and flavour are quite bland and insipid. Bit too harsh and lacking in hop undertones. Lacklustre body - wants beefing up. This has an underlying character that suggests drinkability, but the bottled form also has flaws. I suspect a good example on cask is a marked improvement, though I've never seen it round these parts. Oh well. No need to rush out and track it down.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2014 22:43:13 | More by jazzyjeff13
Bass Pale Ale from Bass Brewers Limited
77 out of 100 based on 2,088 ratings.