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RATINGS: 2183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Available filtered in bottles, cans, and kegs.
Versions of Bass brewed in the UK for export at 5%-5.2%, as well as a US-brewed version for the North American market at 5%.
Brewed from the late 70s at Burton. In 2000, after Interbrew bought the Bass brand, production was switched to the Ulster brewery in Northern Ireland. In 2003 production and distribution was switched to Latrobe for a 12-18 period after which it reverted to the UK, latterly at InBevís Samlesbury brewery. As of 2012, the US version was being produced at A-B InBevís Baldwinsville brewery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BiddleBrau (1145) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Tap sample. looks OK but lacking character. Another stripped down classic. Remember what Ford did to Jaguar? Donít put up with this, know what youíre drinking and boycot .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hauxe (374) - Butzbach, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2016
Rated from old notes. Bass has a unique taste that is instantly identifiable. Initially sweet, with caramel and malts. Rather staid and unexciting, but still pleasant. Faint sourness at the finish. Good with food. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Narizao84 (19) - Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Powerful in flavor and aroma. High in hops so bitter in taste. I like it very cold and it could actually be very refreshing. Totally recommended ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
N3lson1 (951) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Drank from a pint glass poured from a twelve ounce bottle. Pours a nice amber color with white head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beverage_god (14) - - DEC 22, 2015
Bready, toasty biscuit-like aroma. Low on the esters. Slight evidence of caramel on the nose. Aroma not intense in any way. Hop aroma is slight and earthy. Color is a gold to pale Amber. Total clarity, decent head that dissipates rather quickly. Almost no caramel flavor that is emblematic of this style and on the palate there is balance toward the hops more than the malt. Crisp, spritzy finish that was not all that impressive, but it is drinkable. Overall I feel like it lacks character and is a little boring, but not terrible.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryanscourt (1360) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Kind of an odd tasting beer. Caramel notes with a floral hop body. Mild bitterness to finish. Tastes like an English pale ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Orange_times (154) - UKRAINE - DEC 17, 2015
Pours in amber clour with medium size white head, aroma of caramel, floral, citrus, nuts. very bitter, light sweetness, lightly sour, salty. Light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, bitter short finish with alcohol notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Madsen1635 (626) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2015
Draught. Clear golden pour with white head. Aroma has some yeasty notes. Taste is a bit flat and with a odd end. Low carbonation

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (5932) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2015
Iím rating this here on the basis that the commercial deScription on Ratebeer currently says that this is the entry for Bass Pale Ale brewed at Burton in the 70s.

1977 Bicentenary version shared by Matteo at Paulís 10K. Thanks! Dark orange, slight haze, very lightly sparkling, small bubbly white head. Aroma is really sweet with sugar syrup and stewed orange. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation, a bit watery. Taste is watery demerara, dark bread, kvass, touch of blackcurrant jam. Interesting to try. Has held up well and the oxidation has turned it mega-sweet. With some aged beers a sample is all you can do, but I think I could have done a full bottle of this to myself.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tomer (2877) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 30, 2015
Draught, small bubbly head, clear light copper to red color, aroma of bread and fruit with some banana and a hint of spice. Bread and caramel flavor, sweetish with a light bitterness. Drinkable but quite boring and mediocre.
Earlier Rating: 7/1/2009 Total Score: 2.4
.355L bottle, small diminishing head,crystal clear light copper colour, aroma of vanila with hints of hay, spice and skunk, quite bitte rwith light hints of caramel and fruit, bitterbut almost non existent aftertaste. Easy to drink and good with food but not really interesting.

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