Brewed at Marston’s

Style: Bitter
Luton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 153   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tombyars (1579) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (4974) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 27, 2012
Sat in the lord Burton in Burton on Trent. Mid amber, Burton snatch crisp malt. Good bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2012
On cask at The Cask And Barrel. Pours a dark golden colour with a thick and creamy white head. Aroma is quite yeasty with biscuity malt and a creamy mouth-feel. Moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (6721) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 On tap. Golden colour with a white head. Fruity nose. Medium sweet malty background, with floral and fruity hopps.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kalervo (986) - FINLAND - NOV 21, 2011
Fruity and floral aroma, taste is quite similar. Easy bitter to drink, nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ken1 (1647) - DENMARK - OCT 7, 2011
In restaurant in London. Happy to find a beer I had not tried in a reataurant. A pretty decent beer. Nice golden colour, and a good head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (5165) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2011
Red brown colour with thick creamy head. flavour has a little bit of woodiness, malt and the sulphuric edge quite typical to beers from the region.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2011
I must have been trying a different beer to everyone else! Fruity, nutty, malty aroma, complex taste. I found it very satisfying even at £3.20 a pint.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (24887) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2011
Cask. Pale ambery golden colour with a small head. Aroma is mild fruity and floral notes along with some slight maltyness. Flavour is quite similar. Easy to drink, and no flaws.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dynamiteninja (1807) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2011 Cask, The Cherry Tree, Leicester. A very temperamental beer. You need to get it on form. Unfortunately this was Bass in average condition. White head, brown body. Sulphur, malt, hop, fruity, caramel. Bittersweet, with a dry finish. 5 3 5 3 12 Rerate. Cask. The Craythorne Arms, Craythorne. In very good condition, can’t fault the conditioning here. Fruity. Citric notes. Malt, hops in good balance. Just a bog standard English bitter, no faults whatsoever. Bittersweet. Dry finish. 5 3 6 3 11

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