Bass Pale Ale | Bass Brewers Limited

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78
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2,660 Ratings
THE BROS
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Bass Pale AleBass Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bass Brewers Limited
England, United Kingdom
bassale.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-17-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,660
Reviews:
1,065
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
16.47%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
339
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,660 |  Reviews: 1,065
Photo of servo12
5/5  rDev +47.1%
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.

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5/5  rDev +47.1%

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5/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of bondjedi
5/5  rDev +47.1%
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.

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Photo of turff
5/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of samciatu
5/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Malt! Unfortunately, now made by Budweiser in New Hampshire, so kinda spoils the old British mystique.

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Photo of 9mozingo
5/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jab7
5/5  rDev +47.1%
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 +47.1%

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5/5  rDev +47.1%

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5/5  rDev +47.1%

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5/5  rDev +47.1%

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5/5  rDev +47.1%

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5/5  rDev +47.1%

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5/5  rDev +47.1%

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5/5  rDev +47.1%

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5/5  rDev +47.1%

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5/5  rDev +47.1%

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4.92/5  rDev +44.7%

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4.8/5  rDev +41.2%

Photo of pinkykatt
4.8/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I finally found this beer at the Wine Cellar Warren Michigan-USA
----it is usually on draft at places like Bennigans- pubs- yes- its nutty-fruity great color -great taste--get tired of all the light beer-with no taste-- this is is very satisfying-need more vendors here-

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Photo of sfsean28
4.76/5  rDev +40%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

Photo of Fernando_Vega
4.7/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Strong, rich ale. Nice aftertaste

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Bass Pale Ale from Bass Brewers Limited
3.4 out of 5 based on 2,660 ratings.
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