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InBev UK
Brewed at Marstons (Marstons plc)

Style: Bitter
Luton, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Draught & Bottle: Bronze, copper color with a thick white head. Medium bodied. Aroma is malty, with mild notes of caramel, spice. Taste is toffee, malt, with some coffee/chocolate notes as well as some mild hops. When served fresh on cask it can be a very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2005
Had this on tap tonight, in a bar that serves beer at its proper 40 degrees. It got me thinking. You know, Bass is really a pretty awesome beer. Itís dark brown and malty and pretty great. Sure, itís nothing special like a Maudite or a Ommegang Rare Vos, but for an every day beer, this stuff is of the hook. Word.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2004
Cask Conditioned, but from a jug behind the bar of The Vic in Derby. Mid Brown in colour. A good solid beer. Not sure itís as good as it was before Coors bought it out but that could just be psychological. Anyway I believe Mardtons will soon be brewing it....

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2004
(draft) A nicely balanced ale thatís probably getting a bit of an undeserved backlash for being so prevalent. With that said, it is a little boring. Iíd drink this to drink, not for the flavor, which is decent but average.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Cask@ Coopers pub Waterloo Station, Mutiple times bottled and keg in USA. Good Straighforward beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2004
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.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TorbenH (804) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2004
Draft. Nice brown color with small head. Weak carbonation. Leaves bitter bite on tongue. Left real nasty aftertaste in my mouth.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2004
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.

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
pughy1957 (62) - Rugby, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2004
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2004
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.


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