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Bass Pale Ale - Bass Brewers Limited

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BA SCORE
77
okay

2,131 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 2,131
Reviews: 1,001
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 16.72%
Wants: 19
Gots: 68 | 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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jgiordano88

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -10.4%

07-06-2014 06:38:52 | More by jgiordano88
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OldeSchool

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -3%

07-04-2014 17:28:29 | More by OldeSchool
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schuler

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

07-04-2014 16:43:24 | More by schuler
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.04/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Tastes of grainy malt with a mild finish. Notes of light caramel, cooked grain, husks, fruity ale yeast, estery hints, faint grass/hay and stewed leaves. A twinge of eathiness/cardboard in the background. Slightly sweet, followed by a delicate, leafy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with prickly carbonation and average body. Could be a shade more substantial. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of husky grain, caramel, stewed leaves and ale yeast.

Hmmm, so-so. Looks OKish, while the aroma and flavour are quite bland and insipid. Bit too harsh and lacking in hop undertones. Lacklustre body - wants beefing up. This has an underlying character that suggests drinkability, but the bottled form also has flaws. I suspect a good example on cask is a marked improvement, though I've never seen it round these parts. Oh well. No need to rush out and track it down.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 22:43:13 | More by jazzyjeff13
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ffshore545

Illinois

4/5  rDev +19.4%

07-03-2014 16:30:09 | More by ffshore545
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Andrew_Rios122

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -3%

07-03-2014 04:41:05 | More by Andrew_Rios122
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DaveRinn

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

07-02-2014 18:55:40 | More by DaveRinn
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BoSean_Rodriguez

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -10.4%

07-02-2014 16:48:42 | More by BoSean_Rodriguez
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pisano

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

07-01-2014 17:25:09 | More by pisano
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Wiscodrinker

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

07-01-2014 00:16:26 | More by Wiscodrinker
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Brendan1984

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

06-29-2014 22:29:51 | More by Brendan1984
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Deatherage

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -3%

06-27-2014 22:39:11 | More by Deatherage
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pjbfromkc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

06-26-2014 20:26:46 | More by pjbfromkc
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huntermop

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -3%

06-26-2014 20:07:48 | More by huntermop
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Tutty


3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

06-26-2014 06:21:35 | More by Tutty
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Rico28


5/5  rDev +49.3%

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

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -10.4%

06-24-2014 22:53:57 | More by jofat
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Buller300


4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

06-24-2014 21:59:54 | More by Buller300
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toppoop

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

06-24-2014 19:43:13 | More by toppoop
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zander4dawin

Texas

3.96/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Bass, being the world's first pale ale set the standard for this type of beer. It's much more subtle than it's American counter parts and while it's been an mainstream beer for a while it still holds its own against the new breeds. The first thing you notice is just how damn smooth and drinkable this beer is. All you can say is the balance and mouthfeel are on point and this is truly a well crafted beer. Carmel malt body with a light vinegar note and a hop presence that is subtlety in the background but enough to know its there. Overall a great session ale, a must try classic.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2014 03:42:08 | More by zander4dawin
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Filler83

Ohio

4/5  rDev +19.4%

06-24-2014 01:49:08 | More by Filler83
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BREWS4LA

California

3/5  rDev -10.4%

06-22-2014 22:41:11 | More by BREWS4LA
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CUbeerfan

Georgia

3/5  rDev -10.4%

06-22-2014 21:54:43 | More by CUbeerfan
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Klebe

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

06-20-2014 16:09:30 | More by Klebe
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Davideo

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

06-19-2014 17:27:24 | More by Davideo
Bass Pale Ale from Bass Brewers Limited
77 out of 100 based on 2,131 ratings.