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RATINGS: 2185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Available filtered in bottles, cans, and kegs.
Versions of Bass brewed in the UK for export at 5%-5.2%, as well as a US-brewed version 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (6600) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2015
I’m rating this here on the basis that the commercial deScription on Ratebeer currently says that this is the entry for Bass Pale Ale brewed at Burton in the 70s.

1977 Bicentenary version shared by Matteo at Paul’s 10K. Thanks! Dark orange, slight haze, very lightly sparkling, small bubbly white head. Aroma is really sweet with sugar syrup and stewed orange. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation, a bit watery. Taste is watery demerara, dark bread, kvass, touch of blackcurrant jam. Interesting to try. Has held up well and the oxidation has turned it mega-sweet. With some aged beers a sample is all you can do, but I think I could have done a full bottle of this to myself.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tomer (3059) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 30, 2015
Draught, small bubbly head, clear light copper to red color, aroma of bread and fruit with some banana and a hint of spice. Bread and caramel flavor, sweetish with a light bitterness. Drinkable but quite boring and mediocre.
Earlier Rating: 7/1/2009 Total Score: 2.4
.355L bottle, small diminishing head,crystal clear light copper colour, aroma of vanila with hints of hay, spice and skunk, quite bitte rwith light hints of caramel and fruit, bitterbut almost non existent aftertaste. Easy to drink and good with food but not really interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogre71 (315) - Utah, USA - NOV 29, 2015
its a good pale ale plenty of malty flavors not hoppy or bitter drinks smooth not after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (6741) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
As Bass 1777-1977 Bicentenary Pale Ale, acquired August 2015 in London. Bottle shared at Paul’s 10k tasting, London. Pours a clean ruby color with minimal white head. Aroma is sweet malty starchy some raisins and rum. Taste is sweet sugary thin raisins caramel and rum. Light to medium bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, decent

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kerenmk (4225) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 21, 2015
Draught at the Pirate Bar, Rishon. Clear dark amber gold with a white head. a little oxidized in the nose, candy, and that moves to the mouth. sweet and, well, candied. Medium body, fizzy, candy finish.
Earlier Rating: 8/25/2012 Total Score: 2.3
Draught at the Pirate pub, Rishon LeZion. Pours clear amber with asmall white head. Smells maltish and a little old. Tastes sour, outdated and watery, light body, malty aftertaste. Old, untreated tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DoctorHU (442) - UKRAINE - OCT 9, 2015
The aroma is light, with floral and woody tones, small berry notes, momentarily breaks even some hint of whiskey. The taste is dry, with a slightly dull-berry fruit acidity, flash notes lollipops, trees and grassy felt bitterness against the backdrop of thick malt substrate. Aftertaste suddenly warming, long, good acidity intertwined with bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
migwell (277) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Thirty years ago, when Bass was brewed at Burton on Trent and was imported to the US, I thought it was a fine mild ale. Nowadays, it is a pale spectre of what it was. Thin, watery and with some odd chemically manipulated malty flavors, American Bass stands as yet another prime example of AB Inbev’s corporate, profit driven erosion of another fine brand. Very disappointing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cblado (298) - Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2015
12 oz bottle. Aroma is faint floral hops, some caramel malt. Taste is sweet and yeasty up front, with a bitter aftertaste. Overall a very drinkable mass-market beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (4187) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2015
12oz bottle @ Underground, Santa Fe. Pours clear amber with a medium head. Aroma is slightly fruity malts. Flavor is fruity malts with a slightly hoppy finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ozzy70 (855) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle at brothers house. Pours clear/amber with thin white head. Aroma, light sweetness. Taste is watered down, slight bitter finish.

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