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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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On Tap

Bridge Bar & Eating
Heathrow International Airport
London, England

Clear amber and orange with a thin, pillowy near-white head that leaves sticky messy spiderwebs of stick down the glass. Quite gorgeous.

Muted, bready aroma with a bit of caramel sweetness. Simple. Well balanced.

Simple, clean flavors of freshly baked bread, slight caramel and toffee sweetness, and a low level of bitterness. Again, simple, though drinkable.

Medium bodied with ample carbonation.

An above average, simple, well-balanced English pale ale. A plain example of a simple style.

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Look: Orangish yellow in color with a 1/4 inch head and ok retention

Smell: Very sweet nose consisting mostly of toffee and caramel

Taste: Flavor are much of the same with muted caramel and toffee notes a pretty boring beer actually

Mouthfeel: Thin and fairly carbonated

Overall: Not really what I am looking for in a pale ale. Its a pretty average beer but highly drinkable

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Pours a medium amber with a reddish hue. There is a half inch of dense, foamy, off white head on top that has good retention. The nose is malty, yeasty, and a little musty. The taste is malty up front and finishes with some fruity notes. It's medium bodied, but a little over carbonated which gives it a crispness.

This is by no means a bad beer. It's simple and one-dimensional, but is easy to drink. It's brewed to style even if a little laid back.

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Bass Pale Ale from Bass Brewers Limited
3.39 out of 5 based on 2,663 ratings.
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