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InBev UK
Brewed at Marstons (Marstons plc)

Style: Bitter
Luton, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 133   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.


2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (10688) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Cask at The Mudlark, Southwark. Really light aroma. Maybe it’s malt. What can you say? Well balanced hop and malt, but not truly inspirational. Always an acceptable drink, but new brews tend to be more complex and interesting. Pity.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2007
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Copper colour with a small white head. Fruity aroma. Sweet malt taste with fruit and some agreeable bitterness. Good straightforward quaffer. Better than I thought it would be. Why is the bottled version so poor?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wegro (331) - Fresno, California, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Looks great in the glass, a reddish copper that has a small white head. Hints of butterscotch with a little toffee in the aftertaste. Goes down easy. Pretty nice and I like it a whole lot more than the bottled version.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4220) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2007
Cask@Fox Inn, Lutterworth. Amber/Golden beer with a light head. The aroma is is light, dry and caramel, and the flavour is dry, watery and caramel. Overall a nice dry and caramel beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2007
You get is in Central station in Glasgow? Aroma and taste are both malty, biscuity and little hop character.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2007
[Cask from The Doublet] Amber with a tight head. Floral notes and caramel. Fairly heavy palate, some grainy malt, dry. Unspectacular but better than I expected.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2007
A thin, malty beer. Smooth, but not a lot too it. Caramel with a minor palate. Amber in color with little to no head.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4376) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2007
Cask at The Golden Retriever, Bracknell. Ambered coloured with a thin white head; malty aroma; taste is slightly sour with a citric edge; leading to a dry, slightly bitter aftertaste. Very refined - the essence of an English bitter.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StueyD (1106) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2006
A pale, copper brown coloured beer with a weak white head. A very light, malty nose, sweetish with some caramel notes. The taste is dry, a bit on the weak side to start, then a sweetish malt and fruit flavour comes through. The finish is quite dry. (Cask - The Ordance Arms, Stibbard, nr. Fakenham, Norfolk).

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevd193213 (849) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 1, 2006
GOod widely available English ale. Malty taste, some hops. Lighter ale, hits of apple and caramel aroma.


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