Brewed at Marstons

Style: Bitter
Luton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask: Regular.
Contract brewed by Marston for Interbrew UK.
Also known as "Draught Bass"
Brewed to 4.4% abv, Draught Bass is still brewed to an original recipe using only the finest ingredients and the experience of generations. It is brewed with two strains of yeast to produce a complex nutty, malty taste with subtle hop undertones, which has widespread appeal to repertoire drinkers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2007
You get is in Central station in Glasgow? Aroma and taste are both malty, biscuity and little hop character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2007
[Cask from The Doublet] Amber with a tight head. Floral notes and caramel. Fairly heavy palate, some grainy malt, dry. Unspectacular but better than I expected.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2007
A thin, malty beer. Smooth, but not a lot too it. Caramel with a minor palate. Amber in color with little to no head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5522) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2007
Cask at The Golden Retriever, Bracknell. Ambered coloured with a thin white head; malty aroma; taste is slightly sour with a citric edge; leading to a dry, slightly bitter aftertaste. Very refined - the essence of an English bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StueyD (1549) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2006
A pale, copper brown coloured beer with a weak white head. A very light, malty nose, sweetish with some caramel notes. The taste is dry, a bit on the weak side to start, then a sweetish malt and fruit flavour comes through. The finish is quite dry. (Cask - The Ordance Arms, Stibbard, nr. Fakenham, Norfolk).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevd193213 (946) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 1, 2006
GOod widely available English ale. Malty taste, some hops. Lighter ale, hits of apple and caramel aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2006
cask at white swan, York: aroma was slight and malty with hops in the backround. the beer was copper colored and translucent. Flavor is nicely balanced, and slight fruitiness. Good carmel malt flavor. Slight bit of metal taste. Bittersas it finishes. light palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2006
Cask (handpump) @ , Cannington TA5. Amber coloured, quickly vanishing froth; very shy hoppy nose, very light fruity taste, kind of bitter fruitiness in the end.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
ALLOVATE (2772) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2006
Handpump @ the Old Hand & Diamond Inn, Coedwy, Wales.
If I thought this was dismal in the bottle and couldn’t get worse, I was now seriously mistaken. Poured a chestnut hued gold, bright, with a quickly diminishing thin pad of white (though the pint was filled to the brim - value!). Rust and peanut aroma, touch of malt. Thin, watery and overly sweet in the mouth for its dismal body to handle. There’s just an inkling of malt and a little zest of something I couldn’t define down the sides of the tongue, and the aftertaste has traces of brine, nuts and butter. This is woeful at best. Washed it down with a bottle of water and some hardy bangers and mash as I couldn’t bring myself to tip it out. A famous name, not a famously good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Had this as a gravity cask at The Star pub in Bath, England. First time I’d ever heard that this beer was produced for such a market. Typical of the normal Bass flavoring and texture, however the cask nature has softened some of the rough edges and as such makes for a more enjoyable beer.

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