Bass Pale Ale | Bass Brewers Limited

Bass Pale AleBass Pale Ale
2,671 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-17-2001

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

So this is the oldest English Pale Ale ever made and it's depicted in the very famous Edouard Manet's painting "Bar at the Folies-Bergère". Classic, huh? EPA has been one of my favorite styles for years and this one was on sale at my local grocery store, so I thought "Why not?".

Poured into a tulip glass from a 12fl bottle. Medium brown color, minimum lace and decent head.
Malty and creamy, a little sweet like caramels and nutty by the end.
Mouthfeel is medium to little and carbonation is little to very little. Drinkable nonetheless.

This is not a bad beer but I expected more. As a fan of this style, I'm glad that they improved it throughout the years and have made EPAs that are better than this. I wouldn't mind having one every now and then, especially if it's on sale. But if I have other choices like London Pride on the same shelf, I'd go for it instead of this one.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Dark brown amber view with a 1 finger thick foam what went away after a couple of sips.
Some good, big bells of sparklings in the glass gives a nice appearance, but that's it.

The nose is not really there. I must give a good sniff for getting something, some lightly caramel and sugar notes I only get.

For the taste it is light, soft and delicate. a Little of spice and a bit caramel. There is totally not a mouthfeel what will hang for a long time on your palate.

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Bass Pale Ale from Bass Brewers Limited
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 2,671 ratings
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