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RATINGS: 2185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Available filtered in bottles, cans, and kegs.
Versions of Bass brewed in the UK for export at 5%-5.2%, as well as a US-brewed version 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RicktheBassAleDrinker99 (6) - USA - DEC 19, 2001 does not count
By far the best beer I have ever tasted. It is a dream to one day visit Burton, and have a few pints at the brewery. I have no problem paying a little more for this import. Bass Ale is all I drink and I suggest every man, woman and child, over 21 of cource, try one as well. On second thoughts, donít Iíd hate for the supply to run low..

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ribrewmaster99 (11) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 27, 2001
Quite simply the best mass produced beer on Earth. Crisp and clean with a wonderful fruity malt finish. Its copper color is perfect. It is a classic example of a true English Pale Ale, and quite simply heaven in a bottle. Slightly better on tap, and at about 50 degrees.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
captspastic (20) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2002
This is my overall favorite beer of choice. Bass Ale to me has the perfect combination of flavors. Itís pronounced without being overbearing, flavorful without knocking your taste buds over. A beer that is the top of my list always, and my first choice whenever I order.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
odelay (37) - fuquay-varina, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2002
when youíre at a bar, have this on tap! mmmmmmmmmm. iím not saying anymore. youíve all had bass iím sure. my fav. pale.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 19, 2002
I canít believe I didnít rate this yet. 300 something ratings and i forgot Bass. Well, this is one of the all time great beers of the world, andas long as Coors doesnít completely meddle with Bassí recipe and brewing habits, it should remain one of the all time beers. Rating is based on many many pints of pre-coors Bass. One of my comfort foods.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AleMasterC (1) - USA - AUG 1, 2004 does not count
The classic ale, a beer to which all over beers should be compared. One of the best beers in the world. If a bar or pub doesnít carry it, quickly ask for a coke and leave promptly. A beer with a history behind it, featured in a painting by Manet. Doesnít have a strong after taste found in too many micro brew. A staple.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
spinoza (6) - Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2011 does not count
Excellent beer, one of my favorites. A wonderful pale ale! It is also the perfect beer for making a black and tan!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jasps66 (1) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2005 does not count
Bass is the best, not only because it is the best, but becasue it is the best out there! Simply Best!!!!!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cruz22499 (20) - Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2001
What can I say about Bass Ale, Itís a classic, a legend. If you donít fall in love with this beer then you donít appriciate the art of beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2005
NOTE: Donít know about the other version listed as brewed by Latrobe, but you can still get the imported English Ale here and this is it. Note the bottle size was 565ml, over a pint, not the puny 12 oz. longneck produced here. Huge 565ml bottle poure sparkly bronze/gold with a lovely white, foamy head. Slow fade to a skim but good ring of lacing. Aroma was complex, with initial hits of apricot, grape and strawberries, followed by a balance of lightly-toasted malt and fresh hop herbalness. Taste is slightly sweet, lots of wonderfully bitter hops, then a bit of fruit, perhaps caramel apples. Nice finish with a lingering mix of caramel and bitterness. Carbonation is dead-on for a nice evolving mouthfeel that never disappointed. I kind of wanted to find fault, since this is a fairly large and well-advertised brewer but, honestly, its hard not to like this one. Obviously this is one instance of a macro thatís popular because itís good. Iíd buy a case of this without thinking twice. Just a real good ale.

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