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RATINGS: 2107   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.


JasonG's rating

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Nothing fancy or special, but one of my favorite mass produced ales.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1246) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joejames (106) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
conway (1317) - - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle. Gold with little head. Aroma and taste are very sweet with floral notes and a weird banana like flavor. On the thin side. Not the best.

3.1
   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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlimHabib (123) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle pour. Golden brown color with small white head. Sweet malt aroma. Light to medium body. Sweet caramel with a slight pine flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hman43 (301) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
commonmac (264) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Tap at Pat OíBrienís in the Citywalk near Universal Studios. Not a lot to choose from so this was the option. Pint glass. Nearly amber in color...strong copper. Aroma on the malt end of the spectrum. Taste follows suit. Maybe a hint of hops but malt, grain steal the show. Itís really not that bad if you take into consideration it doesnít really look to impress. There is a little bitter at the end but minimal. I would consider this OK. Just donít expect greatness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hockeybeerguy (1611) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjmoen (45) - - JUN 22, 2014
Amber in color with a white head. Not too hoppy, balanced. Good drinkability.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vulcanmeister (172) - 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.


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