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Bass Pale Ale | Bass Brewers Limited

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2,675 Ratings
Bass Pale AleBass Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Bass Brewers Limited
England, United Kingdom

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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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap in a pint glass.

A-caramel/red-orange color with a miminal head and practically no lacing at all.

S-very mild aroma, difficult to detect any character.

T-not bad at all. mildly sweet caramel malt flavor. No hop presence.

M-the malts help hold some body but I could go for some more carbonation, a little 'pop' is missing.

O-not too bad if a bar has little else to offer.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours an amber-copper hue with a thin, white, 2-finger head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace leaving a partial trail down the glass.

S: Slightly hoppy aroma with a decent caramel and butter malt background.

T: More sweet than bitter with some mild hops and a decent thin malt background.

M: Medium body and minimal carbonation

O: This is a decent pale – not a premium ale – but just a middle of the road beer.

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4.23/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - 4/5 - beautiful golden clear color. small head that quickly fades leaving no lacing.

smell - 3.5/5 - faint dough like aroma.nothing real strong.

Taste - 4.5/5 - very much a bread or dough forward flavor followed by slight but perfectly balanced hop flavor.

Mouthfeel - 4.5/5 - medium to heavy carbonation that contributes to the balance cleaning out the dough flavor leaving a hint of hops after the swallow.

Overall - 4.5/5 - easy to drink and refreshing.really among the best pale ales I've tried

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had this on tap at a local pub, and was quickly taken aback with how awful it was.

Appearance? A nice and clean amber, only light suds and no lace here.

Taste is malty sweet. Overbearing. The hops here are seriously dialed-back. I get a cloying maple syrup tone, and plenty of caramel malts.

A real disappointment here, after my review of Bass in bottles was much better 3 years ago. Maybe my taste buds have changed, but this one I didn't hesitate to deem "Ass ale" now. Will not return to this one anytime soon.

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Bass Pale Ale from Bass Brewers Limited
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 2,675 ratings
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