Bass Pale Ale | Bass Brewers Limited

Bass Pale AleBass Pale Ale
BA SCORE
23.4%
Liked This Beer
3.34 w/ 2,666 ratings
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
Ranking:
#42,322
Reviews:
1,065
Ratings:
2,666
Liked:
623
Avg:
3.34/5
pDev:
16.77%
Alströms:
2.94
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
346
Trade:
0
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3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Momon
2.74/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Branlott42
3.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nick98
3.06/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of EMH73
3.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear Amber with a one inch white head that faded quickly and left little lacing. Smells of.malts and light floral hops. Tastes of sweet malts, caramel and a little hop bitterness. Taste gets worse as the beer warms. Light bodied, light mouth feel and little carbonation. My memory of this beer far surpassed reality.

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Photo of thebeers
3.56/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Amber color with a two-fingered, off-white head. Faint bready malt aroma. Interesting mix in the taste: some caramel malt, a little chestnut, a hint of apple and cherry fruitiness. Sort of reminds me of an overly-soft bite on a caramel apple. Relatively clean finish, considering. Medium bodied with a slightly slick, creamy feel. Perfectly refreshing, malt-forward beer.

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Photo of Nace4
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Squire123
3.42/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber color with disappearing white cap.

Mild scent of sweet malt and floral hops.

Taste on entry is malt and hops in about equal proportions. If forced I would say malt led but it's really a toss up. Malt is slightly rich and hops pleasantly floral, the whole being balanced without being exceptional.

Medium texture with matching carbonation.

It's been so long since I had the original version any direct comparison to this one would be unfair. I do feel comfortable in saying this recent bottling seems a diminished version of the British brewed original. It did go well with popcorn shrimp.

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

Photo of vabeerguy
3.17/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Sexmortus
3.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bwood06
3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

My wife and I were passing through Lafayette, IN on the way to my parents for the weekend and we just had to stop at our favorite Irish Pub. I took a look at the drink menu and wanted something besides Guinness for once and noticed that I had not reviewed Bass on BeerAdvocate as of yet, so I figured now was a good chance to do just that.

This beer pours a clear, amber hue that is lightly carbonated and features a thin, white, frothy head that dissipates quickly to a thin lacing. 3.5/5 The aroma is very subdued but seems to be malty with a bit of floral hops to it. I can't tell much other than that honestly due to the subdued nature of it. 3/5 The flavor profile is of a higher intensity than the aroma and is malty and sweet with bit of caramel and toasted dark bread. Grassy and floral hops make their way to the fore which cuts into the maltiness nicely. As the beer warms, a light peach and pear note comes through defining this beer as fruity and floral with a nice malt backbone in my eyes. There is a light metallic note to the finish unfortunately, 3.25/5 This is a light bodied pale ale that has a light carbonation tickle up front that transitions into a light drying that lingers on the palate after swallowing. It is somewhat watery throughout. 3/5 This is a good beer with food and is definitely a sessionable beer, but it is nowhere near one of my favorites. It does work rather well as an antithesis to heavy Irish food though! 3.25/5

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

Photo of fthegiants
2/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Raziel313
2.56/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Evilyak
2.53/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

[new] england pale ale. something's not quite right here.

it's been years since i've had a bass. it poured amber with a thick head that dissipated almost immediately. weak malt flavor, and really thin.

i don't know if they make a bass light, but i'm pretty sure that's what i just opened. just a sad reminder of what i used to enjoy.

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Photo of brewnme
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheCerebrator
4.62/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jkblr
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Bass Pale Ale from Bass Brewers Limited
Beer rating: 23.4% out of 100 with 2,666 ratings
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