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Bass Pale Ale - Bass Brewers Limited

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Bass Pale AleBass Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
77
okay

2,091 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 2,091
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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Reviews by katybee:
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katybee

Oregon

3.28/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I ordered this at a "British style restaurant" called the Ship Inn in Astoria, Oregon. It was labelled an import; I'm not sure if this makes it the 'export' version of this Bass beer, which is retired, so am assuming it was this ale.

Poured amber gold, with nice 1" head of thick foam.

No noticeable hoppy smell; very mild.

Hopping was very nuetral, perhaps earthy, on the dry side. Flavors weighed toward malt, lightly bready, biscuity, with a musky earthy overtones.

Light to medium-bodied; slightly less carbonization than canned lagers.

Overall very pleasant and nuetral, with a dry earthy character, not unlike some scottish ales I've tried. No aftertastes; very palatable; just not very noteable.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2011 03:44:39 | More by katybee
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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.

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Serving type: bottle

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Bass Pale Ale from Bass Brewers Limited
77 out of 100 based on 2,091 ratings.