kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask: Gold with small white head. Nice lace. Light fruity malt aroma. Sweet malty start with a fruity mid and dry finish. Not a bad pint but theres much better.
TorbenH (776) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft. Nice brown color with small head. Weak carbonation. Leaves bitter bite on tongue. Left real nasty aftertaste in my mouth.
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Not a bad cask ale. I often have this one at my local if there is nothing new on. Some floral hoppiness, and an earthy flavour. A solid beer, nothing spectacular.
pughy1957 (62) - Rugby, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2004
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
This is quite simply awful. This once great beer has had the taste destroyed over the past 30 years. It amazes me that pubs still stock the stuff. Its only saving grace is the fact that it is still better that at least 50 real ales in the UK. If you still drink Draught Bass your taste buds are dead either because your a heavy smoker or you are a senial old fool who once remembered a beer that was good. If you donít fit into either of these catagories it may be that this is all your local pub has! in which case for christís sake try something else which may have some taste.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2010 This was the UK Draught Bass. I wonít go blathering on about how this, once classic, British beer has been emasculated over the years because, frankly I have always found it very variable. But, in good condition (as this was), it is still a pretty decent pint in an old fashioned, traditional, style. A bit sweeter than it used to be I think. Cask (handpump), The Morning Star, Lincoln.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2004 Re-rate, cask at Malt Shovel, Spondon. Fruitier than before, has a cleaner palate with gentle fruit and hops. Original rating - 2.8 Iím sure this used to taste better. Good head and amber body make it a good looking pint but the bland bitterness disappoints. One of those ales that, if not kept in tip-top condition, seems to be very variable in quality.
TomSpears (65) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Gotta have this one down. Had this a few times and always been let down. Huge reputation. Never quite got it. Just another run of the mill bitter. Cask conditioned.
TBone (11752) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper brown. Creamy steady white head. Aroma is herbal and hoppy. Easy drinkable smooth malty palate. Some bitterness in the finish. Medium-bodied and a bit watery. Aftertaste is oily and has some toffee flavor.
zippermouth (35) - Newcastle, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the cask in many pubs. A good regular, though not as nice as it once was. Dry hopping helps. I think the recipe has changed. Not very zippy.
GNome (41) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Rosedene, S/land; sweet aroma with a hint of sulphur, solid body although left with a cardboardy aftertaste.