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RATINGS: 2151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Available filtered in bottles, cans, and kegs.
A version of Bass 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 InBev’s Samlesbury brewery. As of 2012, the US version was being produced at A-B InBev’s Baldwinsville brewery.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9197) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2001
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2003 An all-around good, clean beer. Not too light and not too stout.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pablo McStouthead (69) - L.A, California, USA - DEC 28, 2001
If your going to pay for good beer, you can do a lot better than this. Weak!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ribrewmaster99 (11) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 27, 2001
Quite simply the best mass produced beer on Earth. Crisp and clean with a wonderful fruity malt finish. Its copper color is perfect. It is a classic example of a true English Pale Ale, and quite simply heaven in a bottle. Slightly better on tap, and at about 50 degrees.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2001
Clear, brown/amber, subdued nose of malt and caramel. Sweet malty beer with nice toffee flavors and noticeable english hops(fuggels?) Not great but good and not bad for a mass produced ale. Some of you guys were really harsh on this beer. I would take this anyday over half the crap thats in the stores nowadays.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ashkam (1) - USA - DEC 26, 2001 does not count
smooth delicious beer with a pleasant after taste and great appearance

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Axle3380 (95) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2001
I LOVE THIS BEER!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2001
UPDATED: APR 13, 2010 I used to really like this. I still like it but it seems a pretty bit ordinary, compared to what i drink now.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamlau (76) - California, USA - DEC 23, 2001
Had it on tap at TGI Friday’s. A glorified Newcastle Brown. Rough and dirty in the front, but decent malty sweet background at the end. Somewhat overrated. I prefer their Pale. ty in the front, good flavor

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RicktheBassAleDrinker99 (6) - USA - DEC 19, 2001 does not count
By far the best beer I have ever tasted. It is a dream to one day visit Burton, and have a few pints at the brewery. I have no problem paying a little more for this import. Bass Ale is all I drink and I suggest every man, woman and child, over 21 of cource, try one as well. On second thoughts, don’t I’d hate for the supply to run low..

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - DEC 19, 2001
I remember having this years ago, thought it was wonderful. Either I’ve changed or the beer has (I think it’s the beer). Just an average brew, not a very good pale ale - go american.


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