Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
No one in England drinks this stuff, unless they are out of town and need a safe retreat. I will always pick it as a favorite (if I canít find another). It is misclassified here, it is an IPA. I love it with a lime.
HuskYou (23) - Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A classic ale. Nothing is better than a black and tan.
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2001
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent beer - looks really nice when the barkeep hands you the pint. Nice bubbly head and dark copper color. But the overall taste isnít top notch with me - I canít quite get over that hard water taste, and I fail to find the full body flavour. Perhaps I should try it bottled - have only had it tapped - again - god but not great - will surely have again due to its popularity.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2001
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A classic. This is one of the beers that originally turned me on to quality beer. It has a familiar metallic flavour from the hard water derived from the limestone at Burton Upon Trent.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2001
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was the first non-Big 3 beer I ever tasted four years ago. It changed my beer drinking habits. I remember tasting the fruity esters and distinct maltiness and knowing I had a lot to learn about real beer. Unfortunately, Bass has taken a turn during that time. I still think itís a good quality beer and provides a great introduction to quality beer for fans of the Big 3, but there are better English Pale Ales (Bass is absolutely not an IPA) out there.
LadyBeerLover (70) - Benton, Arkansas, USA - MAR 23, 2001
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
very different but i enjoyed it
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - MAR 17, 2001
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice, very enjoyable. A good beer for the novice to try. Just a hint of bitterness, but not so much that it couldnít be enjoyed by those who are accustomed to drinking the íBig 3í.
StoutOrDeath (121) - USA - MAR 17, 2001
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oh, Bass...Sister to Guinness. Iím not normally an Ale drinker, but this is not a wussie ale. Full bodied, and refreshing!! A little pricey, but the best things in life are. Go get some!
weeicemon (126) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAR 6, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the beer that turned me onto English Pale Aleís. This is just a good all around-everyday beer. Nothing mind blowing, just consistant. Nice burnt caramel taste. Slightly metallic. A really good beer for the novice just trying this style.
Strange Brew (157) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2001
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very enjoyable English ale.