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 isn’t top notch with me - I can’t 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 it’s 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 couldn’t be enjoyed by those who are accustomed to drinking the ’Big 3’.
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. I’m 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 Ale’s. 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.
ChinaCat99 (14) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2001
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good English Style Brew. Has a nice full hoppy flavor and thick head. All around a good beer to have in your mug.
shorlin (640) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - FEB 6, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20