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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Ratings:
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pDev:
16.77%
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Photo of Nass
2.59/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This use to be one of my favorite beers when I started getting into european beers. What happened man this beer used to be more flavorful than this? Let me guess ab inbev got to it. Cheers! C- (70-74) score range

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The first beer that got me into the craft beer seen back in the 90's. Revisiting this old classic for nostalgic purposes.

A - Pours a crystal clear amber color with dense, vibrant white lacing and moderate carbonation.

S - Toasted caramel honey malt and light citrus. Overall, has a slight grainy aroma.

T - Toasted caramel malt base throughout, some honey and graininess, earthy, and ends with mild citrus bitterness that builds momentum and the beer is finished. The sharp bitterness at the very end scrubs most of the malt off the palate.

M - Sharp prickly carbonation and a semi-dry finish.

O - A classic that got me into craft and a nice beer to re-visit.

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Photo of Foxman27
3.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of heerboth
3.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of huthuty
4.05/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful amber and highly carbonated but almost no head
Smell is mild sweetness, mild hops, and a little burnt
Taste is very dry, a little burnt, and a little watery, definitely interesting and not like many other beers

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Photo of foundersasap
3.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of austinc94
3.66/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OompaMentor
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Premo88
3.81/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into tall mug
(possibly June 11, 2017 ... "17162" printed on neck label)

L: clear amber, almost dark enough to call copper but with loads of red in it; pushes up 1/2- to 3/4-inch head of white/offwhite foam that sticks a little; keeps a thick collar and full skin; no major lacing

S: donuts, slight bread malt, peach, apricot, cherry candy, strawberry jelly; as it warms, toffee

T: peaches and cream, donuts, a little earthy hop bite in the background ... it's fruity sweet up front but it's hard to call the fruit -- not exactly peach or apricot but similar, almost like a mix of cantaloupe with peach/apricot; as it warms, starts getting a bit of the bready malt flavor, a little toffee

F: light and crisp, loaded with carbonation, very mouth-filling

O: tasty beer but a little elusive in trying to describe ... it has neither the big bready malt flavor nor the good earthy bitter hop bite of the standard English pale ale, but what it does have seems heading in that style's sweeter malt side's direction; reminds me of several good "American pale lagers" and like those beers it makes for an excellent drinker; I'm glad I finally tried it again (it's been at least 12 years, probably more) ... it won't replace my favorite English pales but it is good enough to earn a spot in my rotation

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Photo of cgrunin
3.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jim67
3.42/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BAHartman
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +49.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of OldSchoolMike
4.04/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hard to find these days, but good if I'm looking for something with a little more body than what I usually drink. Has a good UK feel to it.

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Photo of TexasMofo
4.59/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buzzarooski
4.18/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sb7891
5/5  rDev +49.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of eberesford
3.39/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the Olde Orchard pub in Montreal. Pours mid copper with creamy off white head and moderate lacing. Aroma: Caramel, Flavour: caramel, bready, modest hop bitterness. Well balanced.

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Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I can usually go for one of these. Not mind blowing but pretty good. One of those beers I used to choose when I just wanted something different.

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Photo of BenHoppy
3.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tvenne
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.16/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The beer is a clear golden color with nice carbonation and a thin white head. Nice light aroma of floral hops and malts, not over powering. The beer is well balanced between the sweet malts and floral hops, once again very subtle in flavor. The beer is medium bodied and easy to drink.

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Bass Pale Ale from Bass Brewers Limited
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