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RATINGS: 2163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Poobah (339) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Pours reddish-brown with a thick head and mildly bitter nose. Smooth entry with a pleasant, mild mouthfeel and slightly hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DoctorHU (132) - UKRAINE - OCT 9, 2015
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
migwell (155) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2015
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cblado (298) - Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (3291) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ozzy70 (271) - - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle at brothers house. Pours clear/amber with thin white head. Aroma, light sweetness. Taste is watered down, slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
odannyob (104) - Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Been enjoying this brew, off and on, through the years; but of late, it’s become maybe a touch more sweet and a bunch hop-less; like there’s something missing from the Bass enjoyed some years back.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vinivini (795) - BELARUS - JUL 26, 2015
Deep golden, nice head. Nose of grains, honey, some grass. Light to medium body. Bittersweet taste, grassy hoppy finish. OK

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jpkeskinen (408) - FINLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle. Very similar to the usual British pale ales although the taste is a bit milder and the gas is a bit stronger. Not bad, not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GenkiGonzo (772) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 17, 2015
Draught at Kuppers Kolsch on Imadegawa. Golden amber with creamy head. Soapy aroma, but I think that is the poor line condition at the bar. Light floral hop flavour. Not much bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Some hops some malts but not much. Nothing off but nada in there either. Kind of watery.

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