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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

2,208 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 2,208
Reviews: 1,004
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 16.72%
Wants: 21
Gots: 100 | 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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servo12

Ohio

5/5  rDev +49.3%

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.

05-05-2011 04:21:11 | More by servo12
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RheinSchaefer85

New York

5/5  rDev +49.3%

12-30-2011 00:44:23 | More by RheinSchaefer85
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bondjedi

Washington

5/5  rDev +49.3%

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.

03-22-2011 05:51:26 | More by bondjedi
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turff


5/5  rDev +49.3%

09-16-2012 17:07:56 | More by turff
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jab7

Ohio

5/5  rDev +49.3%

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?

12-22-2012 23:59:43 | More by jab7
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gyopo

California

5/5  rDev +49.3%

04-11-2014 21:55:11 | More by gyopo
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Shasty


5/5  rDev +49.3%

07-27-2012 17:01:31 | More by Shasty
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Beerboi1123

Georgia

5/5  rDev +49.3%

03-01-2012 04:32:45 | More by Beerboi1123
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Corum47

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +49.3%

07-22-2014 21:53:53 | More by Corum47
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Rico28


5/5  rDev +49.3%

06-25-2014 21:43:09 | More by Rico28
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mpbrady320

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +49.3%

03-05-2013 17:06:37 | More by mpbrady320
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basshead

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +49.3%

05-18-2013 20:57:27 | More by basshead
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EvanTJ


5/5  rDev +49.3%

07-20-2012 10:55:35 | More by EvanTJ
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Brucybad


5/5  rDev +49.3%

07-31-2014 02:25:51 | More by Brucybad
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JohnCalvin


5/5  rDev +49.3%

05-18-2012 02:29:59 | More by JohnCalvin
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sfsean28

New Jersey

4.8/5  rDev +43.3%

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.

12-22-2008 15:09:08 | More by sfsean28
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Caseycease


4.8/5  rDev +43.3%

09-01-2014 20:19:18 | More by Caseycease
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BanrionMAB


4.75/5  rDev +41.8%

11-07-2012 00:24:06 | More by BanrionMAB
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +41.8%

06-09-2012 04:26:50 | More by Dapperticus
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skeetermoses

Oklahoma

4.7/5  rDev +40.3%

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.

11-04-2007 07:23:38 | More by skeetermoses
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rell

Maryland

4.68/5  rDev +39.7%

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.

08-27-2007 23:39:21 | More by rell
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86MonteSS

Connecticut

4.68/5  rDev +39.7%

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.

04-20-2003 23:06:40 | More by 86MonteSS
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kdawg105

Georgia

4.6/5  rDev +37.3%

Pretty good Pale Ale. This beer looks very refreshing. It has lots of fruity notes in the smell just not what I was hoping for kinda of musty not sure if they mean for it to be that way but doesn't throw it off any! It is a great tasting beer leaving lots of sweet fruit notes as the finish, light mouthfeel almost not noticeable overall a good beer drink up!

12-03-2011 20:53:03 | More by kdawg105
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Jordan1985rec

Maryland

4.6/5  rDev +37.3%

Let me preface by saying that Bass is one of my all time favorites, always a go to when I see it in the pint bottles. And that is the the point, for some reason the smaller 12oz bottles do not taste quite as good as the pint bottles, more like the pub I suppose. Anyway in my opinion a very, very good beer for almost any occasion, I am a fan of Ale style beers though, so perhaps I am a bit biased.
A-Pourned clean with appropriate amount of head.
S-Standard ale smell, really when you think about it this is probably the template for ale.
T- Amazing, one of my favorites, really standard ale taste. Yes I know there are better ones out there, but I always enjoy this one!
M- Normal for an ale
D- I usually drink these whist hanging out with all my mates at the pub, so I believe that explains the amount a person can drink of these.

04-25-2007 00:39:14 | More by Jordan1985rec
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SSJPhatMatt

Kentucky

4.53/5  rDev +35.2%

It pours a clear reddish amber with a decent tan head that dissipates quickly. You want your imperial pint glass filled to the brim with nothing but the good stuff, and that's how this beer is designed. The aroma is mostly the sweet malt.

It's a balanced beer, though. Plenty of flavor, but nothing dramatically interesting. Those sweet caramel malts register first, then the hops give it just a touch of a bitter ending, barely worth mentioning. The flavor coats your mouth for awhile. You don't forget what you've drank after the swallow. It's light or barely medium bodied, but the taste sticks around.

02-13-2011 17:22:47 | More by SSJPhatMatt
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Bass Pale Ale from Bass Brewers Limited
77 out of 100 based on 2,208 ratings.