Bass Pale Ale | Bass Brewers Limited

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-17-2001

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2/5  rDev -41%

Photo of plfahey
2.76/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance-Burnished gold/light copper in color. Brilliantly clear. Tall, meringue-like beige head has decent retention and shows some nice lacing.

Aroma-Big buttery caramel with a hint of toasted bread and biscuit thrown in for good measure. Hint of diacetyl. Slight fruity esters include apples and the faintest whiff of raisins. Hops are almost a non-factor, with the faintest suggestion of green hop character.

Flavor-The flavor packs even less punch than the aroma. Some nice toasty, biscuity malt flavor up front but this fades quickly. Brief flash of caramel in the mid palate before it dries out and fades to almost nothing with moderately low hop bitterness, slight mineral notes, and a hint of soy sauce umami, which leads me to believe that this bottle may be past its prime.

Mouthfeel-Medium body with moderate to moderately low carbonation. Feels rather thin in the finish.

An all around unsatisfying trial of "The World's First Pale Ale". I can imagine this being a much better beverage when fresh, and I can also imagine that it's difficult to find it in such condition here in the US. Alas.

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of johnhenryconway
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of bylerteck
3.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pint at Auld Dubliner. From notes.

A - Poured dark copper. Bright. Strong carbonation. One finger of eggshell head left great thick lace and a solid finger of retention.

S - Earthy, metallic, grapes, fruitcake.

T - Metallic, earth, citrus, some sourness, grapes.

M - Good carbonation, but more than an EPA should have IMO. Lighter end of the medium spectrum for body, mild minerally finish.

O/D - Used to love this beer when I first started drinking different beers. Now it just doesn't have the affect it used to. It's rich and flavourful, but not complex like alot of other quality EPAs. Tasty but uninteresting at the same time.

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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1/5  rDev -70.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of Dave1999
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This ale poured a rusty orange colour with almost no head nothing particularly surprising here.

The smell is very subtle a bit malty and sweet.

The taste is a where the strength of this beer lies it just tastes good. Not outstanding but good. There are some hops in there, some malts a fairly light to medium beer.

Quite carbonated compared to most pale ales.

Overall this is a decent beer nothing better, nothing worse. A good session beer, not too high abv and very drinkable. It is also available at a very reasonable price.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Bass Pale Ale from Bass Brewers Limited
3.39 out of 5 based on 2,655 ratings.
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