Bass Pale Ale | Bass Brewers Limited

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

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-17-2001

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#44,822
Reviews:
1,077
Ratings:
2,710
pDev:
16.77%
Bros Score:
2.94
 
 
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Photo of chitoryu12
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: Plain amber with an off-white head that only lasts a few seconds.

Smell: Yeasty brown bread and sweet malt.

Taste: More muted than the smell. Very subtle toasted malt with a bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Average body and carbonation.

Overall: Easy to drink, but not a real standout.

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Photo of gvickery
3.54/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice amber color. Smell was quite muted. This was in the import section but it says on the bottle “product of the USA”. I guess in a way, that may be better so it wasn’t old. Very full flavor, malt, toasted grain and nondescript hops. I enjoyed it.

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Photo of cryptichead
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of onabikechris
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bluestringer
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewSTL
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vandelay1863
3.2/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cyrenaica
3.94/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml can
5.1% ABV
Main/Bronte LCBO Outlet (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
August 12, 2008
$2.50
The beer poured a beautiful translucent red colour with a thin off-white cap. The aroma was nutty malt with some hops. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, slightly creamy, and ample carbonation. The flavour was very malty with a hint of hoppish bitterness. Some nutty character certainly came through.

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Photo of jbehlar
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Claude-Irishman
2.82/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Not what it used to be. This was my always stand by for draft on tap. Looks like possible artificial caramel color. Smells like malt with mild hop aroma. Feels too watered down, possibly old? Overall unless I was at Burton on Trent at a bar I would never seek out.

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look is amber and see through with a receeding offwhite head that goes down to nothing. Smell is of sweet malt with hops sitting on top. Mildly caramel malt with a really mild hops bite on the flavor. Some honey sweetness lingering through the finish. Pretty well carbonated and light in body. If this really is “the worlds first pale ale” it’s not too bad. The more I drink this beer the more watery I feel like it quickly becomes. Nothing near a SN pale ale which for me is a widely available standard. May be a good English pale.

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Photo of Nass
2.59/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This use to be one of my favorite beers when I started getting into european beers. What happened man this beer used to be more flavorful than this? Let me guess ab inbev got to it. Cheers! C- (70-74) score range

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The first beer that got me into the craft beer seen back in the 90's. Revisiting this old classic for nostalgic purposes.

A - Pours a crystal clear amber color with dense, vibrant white lacing and moderate carbonation.

S - Toasted caramel honey malt and light citrus. Overall, has a slight grainy aroma.

T - Toasted caramel malt base throughout, some honey and graininess, earthy, and ends with mild citrus bitterness that builds momentum and the beer is finished. The sharp bitterness at the very end scrubs most of the malt off the palate.

M - Sharp prickly carbonation and a semi-dry finish.

O - A classic that got me into craft and a nice beer to re-visit.

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Photo of Foxman27
3.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of heerboth
3.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of huthuty
4.05/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful amber and highly carbonated but almost no head
Smell is mild sweetness, mild hops, and a little burnt
Taste is very dry, a little burnt, and a little watery, definitely interesting and not like many other beers

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Photo of foundersasap
3.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of austinc94
3.66/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OompaMentor
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Premo88
3.81/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into tall mug
(possibly June 11, 2017 ... "17162" printed on neck label)

L: clear amber, almost dark enough to call copper but with loads of red in it; pushes up 1/2- to 3/4-inch head of white/offwhite foam that sticks a little; keeps a thick collar and full skin; no major lacing

S: donuts, slight bread malt, peach, apricot, cherry candy, strawberry jelly; as it warms, toffee

T: peaches and cream, donuts, a little earthy hop bite in the background ... it's fruity sweet up front but it's hard to call the fruit -- not exactly peach or apricot but similar, almost like a mix of cantaloupe with peach/apricot; as it warms, starts getting a bit of the bready malt flavor, a little toffee

F: light and crisp, loaded with carbonation, very mouth-filling

O: tasty beer but a little elusive in trying to describe ... it has neither the big bready malt flavor nor the good earthy bitter hop bite of the standard English pale ale, but what it does have seems heading in that style's sweeter malt side's direction; reminds me of several good "American pale lagers" and like those beers it makes for an excellent drinker; I'm glad I finally tried it again (it's been at least 12 years, probably more) ... it won't replace my favorite English pales but it is good enough to earn a spot in my rotation

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Photo of cgrunin
3.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jim67
3.42/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BAHartman
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 2,710 ratings