Brewed at Marstonís

Style: Bitter
Luton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   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 10/20
mjs (6531) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2013
(Cast at some roadside pub close to Stonehenge, October 2010) I havenít 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kita (1914) - 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...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dogbomb (1152) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2012
1 Pint Cask on the ferry back home Ė thx. to Unn. Pours amber with an ultra-creamy head and near phenomenal lacing Ė 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesie1857 (1962) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2012
Handpull at Newcastle Town Football Club - absolutely nothing wrong with this, a bit bland, but so much better than so many others Iíve had this year. Nonetheless, I canít think of much to add to an average beer. In a dessert youíll drink anything, in this case it was a welcome drink.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2012
This is what I imagine as the archetypical bitter. Brown, boring and bland. Triple B. And I'm right. I like triple b beer. But this boring as. Like what an old man might drink. I know it's a good traditional drink and I appreciate that. I just don't appreciate the actual beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
worldbeertaste (1796) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2012
Very simple bitter. Pale amber gold with a frothy lasting white head. Smells of fruit and malt. Thin watery body. Tastes of fruit like peaches and malt with a woody element. Nice and easy but not special

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2012
Deep amber with a reddish tint; bitter fruit and grainy malt; hop bitterness in the finish; not much to say about this - all the key elements are present and correct; a sound, well-balanced, archetypal bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tombyars (1599) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2012
Last time I tasted Bass was in August 1993 in Kilmalcolm, Renfrewshire. This is my tasting notes take at the time. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear amber in colour with a loose foam white head. Slight metallic aroma with thin mouthfeel. Weak pale malt base leading to a poor range of noticeable flavour. Slight sweetness of barley sugar and green apple noted. Hop resin in the aftertaste giving a harsh metallic flavour. Finish has a slight metallic taint with a sweet note of green apple still evident. A poor session beer.

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