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RATINGS: 2107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (550) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Golden coloured with a slight hoppy nose. Nice head that disappears quickly slight taste of hops and grain. Watery finish with a hint of bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
closey22 (793) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Aroma light slightly malty; appearance is orange amber with thin offwhite head; flava is malty slightly roasty; feels medium with strong fizz; finishes dry with a malty tangy twinge on the tongue

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TwoSipDip (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a golden orange appearance with an off white head. Slight candy, light citrusy, fairly herbal, sweet grainy aroma. Flavor is a bit too sweet with some herbal / grassy notes, light caramel, and earth. Not a huge fan.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brandon1989 (239) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2014
pours a amber color with a thick head. the aroma is very bready, earthy, and biscuit. the taste was very similar and very well balanced. i did not expect anything from this beer but i was completely surprised with how good this beer was.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Derek881 (997) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2014
First time rating, but have had many times. Poured from a regular bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer has a rich and thick amber color with a darker brown hue and a moderate-sized, good-sized foamy and creamy off-white head with average retention, lacing, and cling. The beer had notes of citrus and grainy hops, along with straw, lemon, and banana. It had a sour-bitter blend featuring deep grainy and citrus tastes with a backdrop of fruit. It had a very lively effect on the palate with very good carbonation, a lighter body with little thickness, and a zesty feeling.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mstrcrwly (240) - New York, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Started drinking this as a young adult, mixing it with Guinness to make black & tans..I didn’t know any better back then.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
radio_nowhere (748) - Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle at a Texas Longhorn, poured into flared pilsner glass. Clear coppery-golden color with off-white head. Aroma of some bready malt, light hops and a fruity note. Taste adds some caramel and citrus hops. Light body, moderate carbonation, crisp with light bitter finish. Decent ESB, best AB product I’ve had to date (faint praise I know).

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ianwelby (430) - 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 (459) - Holdrege, 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


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