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Brewed at Marstons (Marstons plc)

Style: Bitter
Luton, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 137   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.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 11, 2005
Cask@The Windmill, somewhere in Berkshire. Looks a bit like in the photo to the left, except it doesnít glow quite as much and the head dissapeared very quickly. Aroma was of grainy butterscitch and some earthy green hops, smelt a bit stale. Quite bland on the palate, dry, and stale. Grainy, with some citric hops. Slightly rusty.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2008 July, 2002: Kings Head, Minster. The draught is unpredictable but tasty when itís kept well. Often on special promotion and can be had very cheap. At its best it could be described as smooth, at its worst thick and artificial. [2.9]
Sept, 2003: The Ship On Shore, Isle of Sheppey. Lovely condition. 2nd day on. Some sulphur in the nose - pleasantly whiffy. Soft & fruity flavour, finishing with a gentle dry earthy tang. Very enjoyable. [3.3]
May, 2007The Mitre, Cambridge Bass is seen less and less in pubs these days. The last time I had it was when Marstons were doing trials - but I had one of the bad versions. I think this may be the first true Marstons version Iíve had. I enjoyed it. Itís a warm, embracing, inoffensive mid strength best bitter. There are hints of honey and a touch of burnt almond. The balance of malt and hops is good, though there is a slight sweetness about this that a few more hops might sort out. Not the classic youíd hope it would be - but itís certainly quite drinkable. [3.2]
June, 2008 Coopers Tavern, Burton - considered the Bass brewery tap Ooooh yes! To have a pint of Bass in Burton. How glorious - and the best pub to drink it. Fresh as firestorm. This has a sexy snatch. Gives any red blooded man a firm and steady hard on for a week. [3.0]

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10326) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2005
Cask Conditioned at The Bowling Green, Banbury. Classic orange amber with solid soapy head, it has to be the best looking beer ever!. I wished it drank as good as it looks, still popular, but the chalky sulpher is no longer there, there is a sweetness and a dry hop, but I want more from this. Was once my favourite, now no longer so sadly.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 3, 2005
Tasted 03/02/2005. Handled not quite a pint from Dog and Bone, Lambton Quay. That classic english creamy amber colour with a taste like an extra hopped Kilkenny. Pleasant hop aroma and flavour (fuggles and goldings at a guess). Lacks freshness but this is the pubís fault not the beerís.

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.


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