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RATINGS: 2090   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 InBev’s Samlesbury brewery. As of 2012, the US version was being produced at A-B InBev’s Baldwinsville brewery.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ianwelby (331) - SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Golden beer with a thin frothy head. Mild fruit aroma and a fruity, watery flavour and the finish is a bit watery too.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HuskerTan (343) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 29, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. A- Grains, toast. A- Copper color, clear liquid, white head. T- Slight bitterness. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, crisp slightly bitter finish, O- An excellent pale ale. The balance of this beer is superb.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
klaing (116) - Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Clear light pour with little head. Mild biscuity malts with mild hops. Very drinkable with a nice mineral aftertaste. Remember the days when this Anchor Steam & Sam were all I could find that was drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
anthony850 (206) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Great beer for a Black and Tan ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Iphonephan (2682) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2013
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear gold with a thick off white head. Malty nose. Some corn notes in the flavor, but mostly malt and only passing nod to hops. Crisp finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Review from notes verbatim on 10/7/10 A: Light amber, brilliant clarity, no head formation and no lacing. S: Slight petunia with sweet malts, caramel. Not bad, interesting. T: Bread, floral, decently sweet. Fairly indifferent to the flavors here. M: Low carbonation on a medium bodied ale. Wish it was a hint more spritely. D: Overall, decent take on pale ale, but overly sweet for my tastes. Serving type: bottle 03-18-2011

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonnyguns (793) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2013
Tap at metlife stadium NYC. Copper pour. Nose has bread, light floral hops and biscuit malts. Taste is a refreshing biscuit malt based body with light toffee In there too. Not too bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cargo150 (420) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
Je crois que cette bière est légèrement surévalué. Couleur ambrée avec un col blanc moyen. Nez de malt et caramel. En bouche un gout un peu métalisé de caramel et de malt. Complexe pour une bière commercial mais reste très ordinaire.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salamiwami (50) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Deep copper color and a white head with nice retention. Malty flavor but a little too sweet. Easily drinkable. Solid overall beer for what it is.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ROBC3366 (361) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Clear copper-amber body with bright white head. Rather neutral aroma, biscuit, bread, cereal, a little hop brightness. Taste is mild, malty bread notes, easy drinking. Certainly not great but perhaps one of the best offerings coming from AB-In Bev and a past gateway beer for me.


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