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RATINGS: 2123   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.


Tubbfan's rating

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2006
I’m brewing a pale ale now, so I thought I’d try this out to make some mental notes how I compare to a stalwart. Well, I haven’t tried mine yet (obviously), but this is not as good as I remember. Kinda bland. Yes, the deep amber color is still there. However, the aroma and flavor have gone - poof! The head and lacing are OK. Sam Adams tastes more like a bitter than this. Slightly metallic aftertaste. Mouthfeel is on the weak side. I don’t dislike this and I would try it again, but this is no longer the standard bearer for pales/esb’s.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"a light pale, in both color and aroma...and flavor. Very smooth, especially served on nitro, but thin and there’s not enough going on to keep me too interested. ok."

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdb288 (559) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Draft at Sly Fox (Pinehurst, NC). Orange/amber pour with a bit of tan head. Aroma of fresh bread, vinegar (?). Lots of earthy, bread-y qualities here. Toasted walnuts come to mind for some reason. Overall, easy sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (867) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in a tulip glass. A: Nice clear amber color with a thin beige head which remains for a good time but leave only few lacings around S: Caramel malts. Sweet. Nutty and woody too. Hoppy end T: Follows the nose: Caramel malts are very evident. Dry. Light bitterness M: Light body and reasonable carbonation to an English Ale. A bit molasses D: Very drinkable. Should be a little bit more bitter to be perfect :) [ BA Review @ 12/14/2010 ]

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
LiMuBai (180) - - OCT 13, 2014
Pours a medium color of amber and a thin non existent head. Little to no aroma, with a taste to match.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says it malty not a whole lot to it. She gives a 3. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ZacM612 (160) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Clear amber color with thin white head. Very lageresque. Tastes like a mass-market pale.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rmorris007 (50) - - OCT 1, 2014
Good beer, was easy to drink and wasn’t too strong. In the English spirit I had it with fish and chips and it paired perfectly

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
digopossobon (295) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 20, 2014
Aroma doce, intenso. Canela e malte. Muito bom. Sabor ácido, um pouco suave. Amargor médio. Álcool perceptível no fundo. Algo de especiarias. Retrogosto ácido e amargo. Creme castanho, denso e bem formado. Líquido alaranjado intenso e translúcido. Muito bonita.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
frederickllave (40) - - SEP 17, 2014
Muy buena cerveza.. debo.tomarla.en mas.cantidades..........................buen sabor,granos tostados

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
justinz91 (21) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Good highly carbonated beer. Has a very pleasant aroma. Not much head. But, out of the pale ales I've tried I think this ones my favorite.


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