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InBev UK
Brewed at Marstons

Style: Bitter
Luton, England
Serve in English pint

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unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 147   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
ralphdot (1003) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2013
4.4% pale amber with a good head (but not as good as it used to be), not much aroma (not like the smelly sock smell of the old Bass), but not a bad bitter taste. Not as good as the old stuff but better than the 3.8% smooth version.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (5109) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2013 Cask @ The Jolly Sailor, Macclesfield. A deeper golden ale with a thick creamy head. Has malty base but not too overbearing in this respect. Not much flavour.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
KeefOz (1039) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2013 Tasted 24/4/2013 chilled draught "Bridge Bar & Eating House", Heathrow International Airport, UK. Poured as a glass full of bubbles that eventually formed a mid-dark amber colour with a one-finger off-white foamy head that laced well. Aroma of sourish yeast. Tasted sweet followed by a very slight bitterness. Light to medium body. Smooth, soft, light with a slight bitter finish. OK/ordinary.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (11138) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2013
Cask at the Merchants Inn, Rugby, 17/04/13. Lightly hazed dark amber with a thin off white head. Nose is pale malt, light citrus, grass, fruits/ Taste follows, drinkable but on the bland side, grain, summer fruits, pale malt. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dryish finish with some bitterness. Ok average stuff.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AndySnow (4413) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2013
Tap at Hub in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Amber colour with an off-white head. Sweet fruity malt aroma. A bit of fruit in the flavour and some bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjs (4976) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2013
(Cast at some roadside pub close to Stonehenge, October 2010) I haven’t had this beer for a long time - the previous time could have been in London in 2001. Bass Pale Ale is quite average bitter. Flavours and aromas contain toffee and malts. No suprises there. No flaws either. Ok but boring and too smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kita (1313) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JAN 20, 2013
On tap, pint. Clear amber color, small white head and low carbonation. Aroma of caramel malt, fruity hops and banana note. Taste starts with sweet caramel malt, followed by refreshing fruitiness and finished lightly bitter. Medium body, slick texture and almost flat carbonation in palate. Very drinkable, but still not much more than average...

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dogbomb (997) - ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2013
Cask. Decent golden ale with a nice white head. Malty nose like wheatabix. Wheatabix and a little honey with grapefruit bitterness. A solid "old school" bitter. Not my cuppa tea, but decent and solid.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaguarxj6 (36) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2013
Cask@Blue Stoops,Derbyshire. This was on fine form. Nutty and malty with excellent lacing. It might not be the best beer on the planet,but I could find no reason to dislike it. and would certainly have it again. Can,t help thinking if was produced by one of the micro breweries it would get a fairer hearing. It aint bad at all.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
77ships (4698) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2012
1 Pint Cask on the ferry back home – thx. to Unn. Pours amber with an ultra-creamy head and near phenomenal lacing – chemical or just the cask thing doing its stuff? Smell is mellow sweet caramel, lots of biscuit, lightly floral, pale-ish yeast. Taste is equally vague, plenty of biscuit malt, floral, bitter herb, yeasty, very light natural metals & tad oily. Fuller biscuit mouth feel, lower carb. Not really offensive, certainly drinkable.


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