Bass Pale Ale - Bass Brewers Limited
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2.2/5 rDev -34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
16.9 oz can with no freshness date, "Bass Pub Pour" ... what the hell is this?
Appearance: Good two fingers of head with a great clarity to show off the reddish amber hue.
Smell: Aroma of nearly rotten fruit with a musty basement yeast nose.
Taste: Apple skin, thin caramel malting and muted hops with a slight bitterness. The malt flavor seems too beat up to give any real sweetness or character at that, just a nasty fruitiness in the finish.
Mouth Feel: Pub Pour? If I was poured a beer like this I'd send it back. It is not lack of carbonation but the slickness that is left in the mouth.
Drinkability: Hard to down even half the can, and once it warmed up it got even worse.
This beer is absolute rubbish.
Serving type: can
01-03-2005 01:45:19 | More by Jason
3.63/5 rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Presentation: 12oz custom Enlgish style brown bottle. The legendary "red triangle," also England's first registered trademark, adorns every part of the bottle.
Appearance: Pours a rich, bright amber liquid with a rocky, bubbly, white foam head. The head stays for a long time, and tracks down the side of the pint glass.
Smell: Fragrant aroma of floral and herbal Noble hops, with a gentle malt sweetness.
Taste: Rich, smooth, creamy mouthfeel with an even, firm body. Upfront you can taste the distinctive minerals that come from brewing with Burton-On-Trent water; a complex taste of metals and a hard water feel. The actual malt is light, a bit sweet and dextrin at that. Hops lend a rawness to the brew, with notes of herbal leaf and oils. There's a soft underlying flavour that reminds me of grape, and rides along side the overall bitterness of the brew which is borderline astringent and peaks with a slight puckering twang sting. Finishes with hop residuals on the palate, faintly dry.
Notes: I must admit that I never order this beer, however it is truly a classic and a prime example of a traditional English Pale Ale. Nothing outrageously outstanding mind you, but all the same enjoyable. You'll see this beer cloned all over the beer shelves and in brewpubs, which says enough in itself. Around 4.4%abv.
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2001 00:00:01 | More by Todd
More User Reviews:
3.43/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Purchased from one of the local grocery stores.
A: Clear amber with decent head and retention.
S: Hops and grain.
T: Sweet. Far more balanced than the USA version, but definitely not as complex.
M: Crisp and smooth. Too thin for my taste though.
O: Not as good as I remember, but still decent.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 03:39:27 | More by PvtSnowball
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
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