Brewed at Marstons

Style: Bitter
Luton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (3792) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
Cask@Lord Burton, Burton upon Trent. Golden amber beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma of pale malts and some yeast. Taste is yeast, pale malts and dry hops. Light carbonation. Average beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3813) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
Cask at the Express Tavern, I’d forgotten how good this is when well kept! Malty, lightly sulphurous nose, dry yet juicy body, crisp hoppiness, so refreshing...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoestring (344) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - SEP 19, 2013
Waited a while to try this one. Caramel notes, malt and nuts. Nice one. Worth the wait? well yes, but did expect something a bit more special, but I did like it. Love to try draft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (7394) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2013
On tap at Aberdeen Airport. Pours clear dark amber with a small white head. Aroma of pale malts, light nutty. Taste is smooth, light nutty malts,light sweet, with a very shy bitter end. Average beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
ralphdot (1026) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (7656) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
KeefOz (1401) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (15554) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AndySnow (6216) - Huddinge, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjs (6022) - 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.

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