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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Basement Batch is is a traditional American-style Pale Ale. Much like our infamouse award-winning choc beer, it's handcrafted with only the finest ingredients. Starting with a base of American-grown 2-row malted barley we add liberal amounts of caramel and Victory malts to give Basement Batch a rich, almost nutty, malt backbone to complement the unique citrus character Cascade hops, which are the gold standard for this style. Like all of our choc beers, Basment Batch is "bottle conditioned," which means that it's fermented a second time while in the bottle. This long-established method of carbonating beer will leave a thin layer of yeast on the bottom of the bottle. So, pour slowly and carefully to maintain clarity,and enjoy!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
SSSteve (4006) - - MAR 15, 2009
orange with a medium sized white head. sour aroma with touches of hops. flavor is tart, tangy, sour...infected. light bodied. hints of metallic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2009
12oz bottle from ericandersnavy. This is my first OK rating. Pours orange with a bright white head. Nose is sweet and lightly hopped. Taste is sweet and somewhat bitter with a decent balance of hops and malts. Doesn’t quite hit the mark but it isn’t terrible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 21, 2009
I was quite impressed with this pale ale. Aroma is nicely balanced between notes of citrus and caramel malts. Flavor is citrus initially, with a nice nutty, biscuit backbone. Finish is smooth and dry, with mild bitterness. For the flavor, abv and price, you can’t get a better deal than this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ilovedarkbeer (2716) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a brilliant amber color with no head. Nose is catty, and pine. Taste is bitter and awkward with a medium finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours with a clear orange body and a small, off-white head. aroma of orangy hops and caramel. Taste is hoppy with caramel and a very clean, not bitter finish. Fizzy and dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Dark honey with a thin ring of bubbles and a patch film of bubbles. Taste-medium to high bitter, light rawness, no sweetness, not bad, not offensive, just boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2009
bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. light amber pour with a ring of cream froth. nose of sweet malts and fruits. not bad on the palate with a slight spicy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Short, 12oz twist-off bottle. Beautiful pour. Deep copper color, white head. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, sweet honey, citrus hop, hints of chocolate. Nice malt. Flavor has a bold malt, sharp bitterness, great balance. I wish we had more of this beer locally. It is good. Finishes with some chocolate and nice hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
drfabulous (6666) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Light pale ale. Weird lemon/pledge taste that really throws the beer off. Not very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5297) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Medium copper colored body with a rocky light khaki head. Aroma of decent oranges and sharp walnuts. There is also some toast. The taste is sweet with some toasted almonds and hints of citrus. A little over carbonated in my bottles. Decent, but lacking much on hops.

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