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RATINGS: 2150   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.


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HighlanderOne (1048) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2001
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2005 I used to think that this was the ultimate pale ale, but now that I’ve tasted others, it sort of, um, pales in comparison. Still a good ,solid ale, but watery and weak in comparison.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2001
tastes much better overseas. had a yard of bass at an irish pub in the uk, something to remember

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2001
A mediocre beer.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - AUG 22, 2001
A standard English pale ale. not as hoppy as some American microbrews but still quite nice. easy to find in the US, often combined with guiness for a tasty half and half.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - AUG 16, 2001
This used to be one of the very best products one could get in the States, and the fact that it no longer is says more about the changing times than about the beer itself. Solid and enjoyable, this beer brings back a lot of memories for me, but there are far more interesting, demanding, and rewarding beers out there. Merely above-average.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ridric (10) - Pleasanton, California, USA - AUG 10, 2001

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2001

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SNIAT (120) - Passaic, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2001
I love Bbbbbbaaaaasssss Ale. Stands up in the bottle, great (fresh) on tap. Had in Ireland- cask conditioned- and it was AWESOME. Anyone who does not like Bass Ale does not like beer (or ale)!

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osmin99 (120) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2001

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BudMan (17) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2001
Excellent with a meal, not an afterwork beer. I love the taste.


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