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RATINGS: 2104   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 InBevís Samlesbury brewery. As of 2012, the US version was being produced at A-B InBevís Baldwinsville brewery.

Ayumbomb's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2005
This is a dependable beer if anything. You walk into almost any bar, you walk into almost any supermarket, and there it will be, so if nothing else is around that will keep you company, this beer will always be a loyal friend. No fair-weathered bullshit, just straightforward honesty and good times. Definitely one of my favorite mass-produced concoctions.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hman43 (292) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2014
There was a smell of caramel and hops. Taste of caramel and a bit sweet. Minimal lacing and light amber in color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
COMRADEJOSH (287) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Smell of caramel and sweet malt. Not much glittering hops for a pale ale. Drinks a little on the sweet side as well. For a mass produced beer this is actually a pretty good one and I do enjoy making black and tans with it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjmoen (36) - - JUN 22, 2014
Amber in color with a white head. Not too hoppy, balanced. Good drinkability.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hockeybeerguy (1474) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Oh yeah, this thing. I remember this one pretty well and am certainly glad to have just found some notes on this. Here goes: Always been poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a decent hazy orange to amber color with a decent half finger-ed white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. The lacing, well, it kinda trickled and sputtered a bit by sliding into the beer fairly quickly. The smell was definitely that soapy/British sweet malty-like substance with what I believe to be and have learned to be "fuggles" hops (quite earthy, semi-rustic and soapy to some). The taste was malty sweet with that decent leading edge of the fuggles hops trying to come through. The palate, well, that was basically a light to medium in body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation is super subdued (but thatís okay since Iím reviewing this as an English Pale Ale). Overall, I say this isnít a bad English Pale Ale, though these beers donít get the love they did at one time, I say this is good for the style and not bad for me, if anything, its a fish ní chips sort of beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vulcanmeister (171) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle pours an amber beer with a small quickly receding offwhite head. The aroma was very fragrant - notes of fruit, malt, floral, and yeast. The flavor was also floral, malty, with a pronounced but pleasant bitterness. The mouth-feel was medium, a bit creamy, and the finish echoed the medium bitterness, again still a pleasant and refreshing note, with some hops and earthiness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joejames (98) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2014
12 oz. NY brewed to shaker. Pours amber-orange. Quick 1 finger head. No real lacing. Aroma dark fruit and caramel. Tastes thin caramel sweet. No real bitterness. Light bodied, high (gassed) carbonation. Finishes metallic that dries at the end. Drinkable but donít understand why itís popular. Average stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1219) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Pours a clear amber color with off-white head. Some citrus and pine on this, but I think it actually is best in a Black and Tan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lambicboy12 (38) - salt lake, Utah, USA - MAY 10, 2014
1 fruity esters, a little plum, caramel 2 orange with a thick dense off-white head, fast rising bubbles, great clarity 3 medium caramel sweetness with a fruity hop character 4 medium body, fizzy carb, medium bitterness, 5 I have always liked this, it is a great lawnmower beer. Crisp and clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (1143) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
On tap at Paris Grill in Quebec City. Pours a light copper with a medium white head that leaves impressive lacing. Nose is of light caramel and fruits, pretty tame. Taste is fruity and dry, not really bitter and overall light in flavor. Carbonation is downright aggressive and body light to medium. A pretty good choice when there is nothing else around but pretty standard and uneventful.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
jbuskirk (404) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAY 7, 2014
This is less of a beer review and more of a plea for Bass to change its name. See, I like bass. Theyíre a venerable, tasty fish. They deserve much better than to have to share a name with this beer. Bass isnít all bad. The light amber color and robust head are attractive. Sad truth is that it looks pretty but tastes shitty. This ale smells like skunky grains and tastes like a bad bitter rather than a pale ale. Hop profile is weak and the malt flavor is metallic. Enough about that, though. Letís get back to the business of renaming this beer. This ale can still have a monosyllabic name that ends with two Sís. It can even have a name that appeals to the demographic of light beer drinkers who are afraid of hops. For your consideration: Puss Pale Ale. But seriously, when is InBev going to release Bass Light?

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