Bass Pale Ale - Bass Brewers Limited
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
2.2/5 rDev -34.3%
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 +8.4%
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:
3.68/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Ah, Bass pale ale. Have had it before but never reviewed it. I review this as I'm drinking it. Here goes:
A: One of the best things about the beer. Pours a clear red with a nice, robust head. Can easily see the other side of the glass. The head quickly dissipates, however, but it leaves a lot of lacing (which is surprising for a mass-produced beer).
S: OK, not good or bad but decent nonetheless. Presence of amber malt, minimal hops and English baker's yeast. Like a watered-down English pale ale. Still OK, though.
T: Not bad for what it is. Lightly-kilned amber malts impart a light earthy flavor. There are some hops but they're mild and don't really coat the palate. What's interesting it that you can detect the presence of English baker's yeast, which impart a very bready character on the beer.
M: OK. Bready character coats the palate well but the beer is somewhat light-bodied. Lots of carbonation, though, which is good.
O: A good (but very light and mild) English pale ale. Mild smell, flavors and mouthfeel but a very bready character.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 03:14:43 | More by leantom
Bass Pale Ale from Bass Brewers Limited
77 out of 100 based on 2,123 ratings.