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RATINGS: 2131   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 InBev’s Samlesbury brewery. As of 2012, the US version was being produced at A-B InBev’s Baldwinsville brewery.

ccex's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ccex (946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
12 oz bottle pours a clear amber color with small white head and a little lacing. Aroma is full of malts and grains, mostly malty without any hoppiness.. Easily drinkable with a slightly weird finish. Body is light to medium with above average carbonation. Much better than average for this brewery, buit that isn’t saying much.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Pumpkin87 (11) - - NOV 24, 2014
The US version certainly looks attractive, pouring a clear orange-amber with virtually no head. Unfortunately, that’s where the interest ends. Not much aroma, and a generic, mass-market taste. A slight hint of caramel just before the end is about the only note. Not terrible, just poor, the sort of generic product that American drinkers were stuck with for too long.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shanebrews (189) - Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bass is a solid if not spectacular British pub ale. The pour is reddish-brown with a modest head and muted carbonation. The body is medium and slightly more malty than bitter, but close to balanced. The finish is short and simple. I drink it from time to time and it pairs well with many foods.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Obfuscate (65) - Minneapolis, - NOV 3, 2014
I’ve always loved a Black and Tan and when I use to get them for the wife and me we would get the 6 pack of Bass and the 4 pack Guinness draft. There was always those two lonely extra Bass singles I use to enjoy after. Trying it now it’s still a good drinkable beer. I wouldn’t go get it just for it but those two extras are going to always be drank up when I get some Black and Tans.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
felsenpils (117) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 29, 2014
12 oz. bottle, brewed in AB´s mega brewery in Baldwinsville, NY. Pours a pretty decent amber, but that is where any similarity to the UK version ends. Thin, watery taste with a bit of a caramel aftertaste. The aroma and palate are the same as you find in all of AB´s products. This makes me wonder if this is even an ale at all. If they are trying to cut costs by using cheap ingredients, then it would make sense that they would not go to the trouble of using a top-fermenting ale yeast strain. Not terrible, but certainly a great disservice to the Bass name. They have now done to Bass what they did to Beck´s. Is Stella Artois next?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Travlr (13023) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2014
This was my go to British ale before I lived in the UK and discovered what real British ale tasted like. This version more closely resembles fizzy yellow American macro liquids, gold in color, light in bitterness, flavor and body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sturmthis (589) - Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2014
On tap. Cooper color with thin head. Aroma isn’t very powering. Biscuit taste with a dry finish. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cuso (4963) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle shared by Miro at Behind The Hills 2014 Autumn Edition. Amber color with small white head. caramel, apples in aroma. Taste, caramel malt, apples.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MisoW (1702) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle at Behind The Hills 2014 Autumn Edition. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma is malty, some caramel. Taste is medium bitter, caramel, malt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fajry (764) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
Fľaša. Tmavá oranžová farba, biela pena. Vôňa sladová, chlebová, jemne octová. Chuť prázdna, sladová, železitá.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - 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."

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