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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Photo of CowsCanBark
3.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into Samuel Adams pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a nice amber-golden with an eggshell three-finger head. Decent lacing is left on the glass.

Smell: The hops do not really shine much at all here, I mostly smell sweet malts and a metallic tinge.

Taste: Much like the smell, really malty in flavor, tastes like slightly burnt caramel. The taste also has a slight metal aftertaste, and a very slight bitterness throughout. Really hard to taste any kind of hops, though.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and high carbonation, easy drinker. Good for the flavor.

Overall: A pretty decent pale ale that is really malty and not high on the hops.

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

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2.76/5  rDev -17.4%
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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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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Bass Pale Ale from Bass Brewers Limited
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 2,684 ratings
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