Bass Pale Ale | Bass Brewers Limited

Bass Pale AleBass Pale Ale
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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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Photo of tdm168
3.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Bilco
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of twkirkby
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of mdfb79
2.98/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had on tap today in NYC at a pretty authentic Irish Pub, PJ Moran's. On tap served in a 16 oz. pint glass.

a - Pours a transparent bright orange amber color with no real head at all and very light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of toasted malts, pale malts, burnt malts, light fruit. Not a ton going on here and nothing that great, though not offensive.

t - Tastes of toasted malts, slightly bitter hops, pale malts, light fruit, light burnt notes. More hops than the nose, and a bit of a step up.

m - Light to medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink.

o - Overall not that bad of a beer; a decent enough Pale Ale. While nothing mind blowing, still better than most BMC products, and something I'd order again at a place with a limited selection. Wasn't in the mood for a Guiness and this sufficed, though I don't think I would ever purchase bottles of it with other options.

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of rjplumer
4.08/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A deep amber color with a one finger head. Has a sweet caramel tart aroma.It’s starts off with soft sweet beginning with mild bitterness in the finish. A nice every day brew without all the thrills. Has a mellowness that’s hard to describe. On a side note on the bottle says "Product of USA" but everywhere else I've seen says brewed in England which is confusing.

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Photo of SteveGus
1.78/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Avoid, if possible, the stuff that's made in Baldwinsville, New York.

This is not the Bass Ale you were looking for. The real stuff is dry. This is annoyingly sweet and not as well attenuated as it ought to be.

The real Bass Ale has a hint of grain astringency that complements the bittering hops in the finish. This is what I was looking forward to. I did not get it out of this. Miller High Life has more grain character than this does.

This is too sweet and needs to ferment longer or harder. What hop there is in the finish is soapy, and not in the good cilantro notes you used to get with Watney's Red Barrel, either.

They may not have the water right yet in Baldwinsville. They might be following the recipe perfectly but for this, but it would make a big difference. Some more sulfate salts in the water would probably improve this.

At least, we still have Guinness Extra.

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of bobhits
2.19/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

"The World's First Pale Ale"

Ok you've got a hook, and certainly a following so lets see what we have here.

Pours an amber color, very clear with a hint of a head that doesn't hold or last.

Sweet malt dominate with a hint of English hops to just keep things mildly in check.

It tastes much like it smells. This is decent beer and if you like malty beverages you may enjoy this one a good bit. Too sweet and simply lacking complexity to excite me though.

A very nice beer with food.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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