Bass Pale Ale - Bass Brewers Limited
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
2.2/5 rDev -34.7%
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 +7.7%
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:
2.15/5 rDev -36.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2
Bass Pale Ale pours from the dark brown one Imperial pint bottle, a rusty amber with one heck of a head, lace and foam abound in my glass.
Nose is a creamy butterscotch sweetness, and palate of creamy sweet butterscotch with a balanced bitter and a touch of gypsum. Absolutely one yummy Ale and a must try for anyone.
Bass Pale Ale has been on my list of Beers to buy when the price is right. Bass Pale Ale is a good tasting pale ale that has been around for a very long time.
Well, I just went through a twelve pack and lo and behold this brew has turned to Banta PoDo, it is nothing at all what it used to be!
Interbrew Be Damned!!!
Now brewed in the USA by AB-InBev
This stuff is just gross...
Mouth-feel is all wrong, and the bite of carbonation is no longer smooth and cream like.
This will be my last update for this brand. I will not buy another drop of this failed replicant.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2014 08:06:41 | More by BeerBob
3.6/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a clear copper with a half inch white head that recedes quickly to film. Lacing moderate.
Aroma: Smells of toasted malt and caramel. The aroma is very similar to the 230+ years of imitators this has spawned.
Taste: Clean, crisp, malty, some hop bite, barely noticeable alcohol. Some notes of toast and caramel, as in the nose. Tastes like the seminal pale ale that it is.
Mouthfeel: Slightly watery but not to the point where it's weak. I feel like most contemporary pale ales have fuller bodies.
Overall: Hey, it's Bass. It says Baldwinsville on the label, and that's weird. But it's a decent, ubiquitous pale ale that gets the job done. The market is so saturated with pale and amber ales right now that it's easy to forget that the original is still pretty decent. That said, the only time I'm likely to have this is at a restaurant that otherwise has only macro lagers.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2014 01:23:16 | More by illpass78
Bass Pale Ale from Bass Brewers Limited
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