hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Honey colored body with fine tan head that hangs around a while. Sweet malt, caramel, and earthy tones make up the nice aroma. Very smooth and silky palate with moderate carbonation. The flavor mimmicks the aroma well with caramel, toffee, and malt dominating until the end where just a slight hoppy bitterness sneaks in. Little aftertaste. A very good beer.
hman43 (293) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
There was a smell of caramel and hops. Taste of caramel and a bit sweet. Minimal lacing and light amber in color.
COMRADEJOSH (287) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
mjmoen (40) - - JUN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color with a white head. Not too hoppy, balanced. Good drinkability.
hockeybeerguy (1498) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
vulcanmeister (171) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
joejames (100) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
TXBadger (1222) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
lambicboy12 (38) - salt lake, Utah, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
mathieuc (1145) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
jbuskirk (404) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAY 7, 2014
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
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?