The_Osprey (6600) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
tomer (3059) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 30, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
ogre71 (315) - Utah, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
its a good pale ale plenty of malty flavors not hoppy or bitter drinks smooth not after taste.
teorn88 (6741) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
kerenmk (4225) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 21, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
DoctorHU (442) - UKRAINE - OCT 9, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
migwell (277) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
cblado (298) - Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
Kavu (4187) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
ozzy70 (855) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 27, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at brothers house. Pours clear/amber with thin white head. Aroma, light sweetness. Taste is watered down, slight bitter finish.