Bass Pale Ale
Bass Brewers Limited

Bass Pale AleBass Pale Ale
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From:
Bass Brewers Limited
 
England, United Kingdom
Style:
English Pale Ale
Ranked #173
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
77
Ranked #27,354
Avg:
3.35 | pDev: 16.72%
Reviews:
1,131
Ratings:
2,840
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 09, 2023
Added:
Mar 17, 2001
Wants:
  46
Gots:
  395
A classic pale ale. This version of Bass for the North American market at 5% to comply with USA ale regulations.
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Rated: 3.37 by ajdemma from New York

Dec 09, 2023
 
Rated: 4.03 by KeithGreatNorth from Canada (BC)

Nov 26, 2023
 
Rated: 3.23 by TheIPAHunter from California

Oct 13, 2023
 
Rated: 2.17 by ScrantanDave from England

Sep 28, 2023
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.94/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cask at the Roebuck. Light amber pour, creamy off-white head. Bready, caramelly malty aroma. Taste follows, sweet and smooth, malty, caramel. Creamy, mouthfeel. Wow!
Feb 26, 2023
 
Rated: 3.67 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Feb 04, 2023
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Rated by 1BrewBacca from Georgia

3.05/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Looks better than it taste. Quite a watery brew. Nothing special here. Move along.
Jan 13, 2023
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from France

3.44/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Easy drinking sessionable beer that has a Secret Identity as the bottom layer of a Black & Tan, with fresh Guinness on top. It’s a classic combo that really works.
Bass on its own is OK too.,.
Jan 09, 2023
 
Rated: 4.38 by Shotgun420

Aug 11, 2022
 
Rated: 3.71 by JustinTheJuice from Wisconsin

Jun 12, 2022
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Truly enjoy this stuff. It also acted as a gateway to my mid-90s transition to craft beers. Nice colored pour. Smooth, semi-sweet malt backbone. Balance and clean finish. I've heard it's gone downhill due to acquisition, but not sure about that.
May 09, 2022
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Reviewed by asuato from Arkansas

4.56/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75
Very smooth for an Ale. Very much a session drinker. No hard flavors, just smooth notes. A hint of sweetness. Has a good head and some lacing on the glass. Don't know why it's not more popular. I go to it often as an after work refreshment.
Apr 02, 2022
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Reviewed by Wattie83 from Pennsylvania

3.14/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured from bottle to nonic pint glass. Looks clear copper with a cream colored head. Lots of very active carbonation and the head thins out a bit but remained for a few minutes. Left some nice lacing in the glass. Smell is kind of a generic malt with some grainy, metallic AAL aromas kicking in. Not much there of any note. Taste kind of follows nose with a sort of "beefed up" AAL vibe. It's clean, it's vibrant, but it doesn't give me much depth or hop presence. Really coming off as more of a lager than ale. Feel is light, evervescent, easy to drink. Overall, I bought a 12 pack to mix up black and tans. Worked well for the mix. On its own, Bass isn't one I'd revisit often. Not a bad beer, nor is it offensive, but if I'm looking for an English pale ale, I'd look elsewhere for something a bit more flavorful.
Mar 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Mar 17, 2022
 
Rated: 3.54 by Hazey92 from New York

Mar 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.09 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

Feb 14, 2022
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Rated by Tweezerjam from Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
An old favorite of mine. Really malty, not much aroma. Not too complex but delicious.
Jan 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3.33 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 09, 2021
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Reviewed by WaterBoar from Pennsylvania

3.37/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I had this in an English Pub, well it was American but they were trying to be English, they had spotted dick on the menu. Fish and Chips, sandwiches with "crisps" and the waitresses had uniforms on. They would be open for soccer tournaments but they played regular football, baseball and hockey. They served this beer, I tried it and it was good. It tastes better than brown ales. This taste better than Rolling Rock Pale Ale too. English love their bitter ales and this is one of them. There are better Ales in England I know that, but this one is good enough to take a footing in American pubs.
Sep 18, 2021
Bass Pale Ale from Bass Brewers Limited
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 2840 ratings