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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

2,352 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 2,352
Reviews: 1,015
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 17.07%
Wants: 24
Gots: 140 | 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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Photo of servo12
5/5  rDev +49.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What can I say, this is my absolute favorite beer. I should not even review this. It is that old friend that I can always depend on. It is easily available at my local pub. I will admit that it is a mass produced beer. However, among the others it stands out as a time tested favorite of generation after generation of brew aficionados.

Photo of Solosoldier
5/5  rDev +49.7%

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5/5  rDev +49.7%

Photo of bondjedi
5/5  rDev +49.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at the Fiesta Henderson.

One finger of off-white foam, into a schooner instead of a pint glass. Very nice copper color, translucent. Goes down very well, with a sweet malty finish.

Dee-licious! I can drink this till I collapse. I like to drink it from the bottle, but from the tap it's arguably the best brew pound-for-pound on the planet.

**UPDATE

Ever since the Bass destined for US consumption has been brewed in upstate New York, the Beer Advocate ratings have slumped. This is a case of "haters gonna hate." Bass Ale is still the best g-damn beer out there, and the keg of it that I just bought the other days attests to that.

Photo of turff
5/5  rDev +49.7%

Photo of jab7
5/5  rDev +49.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best Pale Ale for every day drinking that I have come across. Not too Hoppy, not too bitter. Not an over powering after taste. Smooth and flavorful. Don't think it is made in England anymore though, I believe I heard Anheuser-Busch brews it now. Wouldn't that make it an American Pale Ale?

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5/5  rDev +49.7%

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5/5  rDev +49.7%

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5/5  rDev +49.7%

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5/5  rDev +49.7%

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5/5  rDev +49.7%

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5/5  rDev +49.7%

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5/5  rDev +49.7%

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5/5  rDev +49.7%

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5/5  rDev +49.7%

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5/5  rDev +49.7%

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4.92/5  rDev +47.3%

Photo of sfsean28
4.8/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I can't go wrong with Bass in a bottle but I prefer it on tap. I know a few good pubs that serve it very well and others that can ruin the whole experience for me. Who wants to drink flat beer? I love it and I tell others who don't like it at first taste that it may take a few samplings for the taste buds to get used to all that flavor and hoppiness.
Although its dark I still insist on drinking it during the hottest days of the summer. Its refreshing as iced tea. Theres a sweetness to it from the malt that quenches my thrist but also makes me crave for more.

I always enjoy hearing what people say about Bass ale. Its been a long time favorite of mine and every steak dinner I have is always with a Bass ale.

Photo of Caseycease
4.8/5  rDev +43.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +42.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +42.2%

Photo of Fernando_Vega
4.7/5  rDev +40.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Strong, rich ale. Nice aftertaste

Photo of skeetermoses
4.7/5  rDev +40.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I don't know what happened tonight but I feel like I have rediscovered this beer. It poured a nice brown amberish color, and tasted pretty damn good. I have recently quit smoking and seemed to have gained a new taste for beer, I would definately have to say this is now one of my favorite pale ales.

Photo of rell
4.68/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is by far one of the better beers I've had in my time. It pours out with a nice healthy head and a rich glow. The smell is not perfect but definitely intruiging, and the taste - it goes down extremely easy, begging you to take another sip. The mouthfeel is pure - it tastes good and can't steer you wrong. I'd recommend this beer to anyone and always keep it stocked in the fridge.

Photo of 86MonteSS
4.68/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ok, so it's my favorite beer. I've had some of the world's best, but Bass' flavor is second to none. The only complaint I have is that it is a little too watered down. If it was a little stronger, it would be too good to be true. Perfect color. Perfect "roasted" flavor, even if you have to concentrate on it. They say it's not the same beer Napoleon cherished, but so what, I love it to death.

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Bass Pale Ale from Bass Brewers Limited
77 out of 100 based on 2,352 ratings.