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RATINGS: 2117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   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 InBevís Samlesbury brewery. As of 2012, the US version was being produced at A-B InBevís Baldwinsville brewery.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2001
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HuskYou (23) - Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2001
A classic ale. Nothing is better than a black and tan.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2001
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2001
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2001
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.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
LadyBeerLover (70) - Benton, Arkansas, USA - MAR 23, 2001
very different but i enjoyed it

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - MAR 17, 2001
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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StoutOrDeath (121) - USA - MAR 17, 2001
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!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weeicemon (126) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAR 6, 2001
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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strange Brew (157) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2001
A very enjoyable English ale.


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