rubbishystuff (1564) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Canít remember the name of the pub in England I tried this in but wanted to see the difference between cask Bass and the US version. OK but I wasnít terribly impressed, the cask may have not been tended well. Iíll have to re-sample in the future. Serving: Cask
Vladivostok (156) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2010
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Iíve never really liked it, even in the days when it was brewed in the union sets in Burton. I suppose malt dominates, as any hop flavour is more or less absent. Inoffensive enough but just not my cup of tea.
pumpmaster (991) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2010 Cask pint at the Robinsonís pub (Crown liquor Saloon neighbor) in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Very good.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Amber beer with an off-white head. Malt aroma with light fruit and light floral notes. Malt flavor with light caramel, light floral, and light fruit. Medium bodied. Fruit and light caramel lingers with light floral notes.
maeib (7542) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned handpump Lamplighter Northampton A dark copper coloured beer with a whitish head and lacing. Some Burtonic snatch in the nose with some toffee and old fashioned bittersweetness, A reasonable depth of flavour. Not bad at all.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Express Tavern, Kew Bridge, 26th Oct 08. Ultra clear amber but no head. Slight sulphurous Burton hard water aroma. Malty kick and ok weight. A drinkable enough session bitter.
bobinlondon (1215) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2008
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Handpulled cask at the Express Tavern, Kew Bridge. I havent tried Bass for years. I can remember when it was still brewed in Burton Unions. I heard that this pub sells a lot of it so I thought I would give it a go for old times sake. As I expected it is now just a token amber fluid linked to a once great name that sold out for short term gain.
MrAleman (111) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2008 A good beer, very likeable, can be good value, real solid ale, worth a go. Yes, iíd recommend Bass Ale indeed. Malty and also somewhat nutty flavour.
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Horsley Lodge, Derbyshire. I hadn’t had Bass, either cask or keg, for years. I found it to be adequate; I was just pleased that there was a cask beer available at the wedding reception I was attending. It is not dissimilar to other Marston’s beers but mostly lacking the unpleasant sulphur quality. Its flavours are fairly pedestrian malt with a bit of hop bitterness on the finish, nothing special.
downender (5191) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask-conditioned at the Inn on the Green, 3/6/08. Amber coloured with next to no head. Light earthy hop, caramel aroma with a hint of sulphur. Flavour had a touch of sweetness with some fruity malt and a very short bitter finish. I am told by the older generation that this was a great beer - it isnít now. Just about drinkable.