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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmoreau (3747) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2010
12 oz. bottle poured carefully, as instructed, to a 1/2 pint tasting glass, with a hazed, orange/amber hue, billowy, lasting, off white, "bottle conditioned" type head, and very good cling to the ribbons and streaks of lacing. The aroma was light yeast & bread, caramelly sweetness, citrus, and ripe fruit as pineapple. The flavor added some smooth, creamy malt, that was dominated by a full, semi-astringent, dry bitterness that filled the mouth and lasted to the finish. Maybe past it’s freshest as a competition entry, but a decent APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - AUG 28, 2010
12oz bottle -

Aroma - piney nose, slightly metallic, kinda smells like some pine needles soaked in isopropyl alcohol

Appearance - golden yellow/orange hazy body, huge, fluffy merengue-like head that left behind stickly, clumpy lacing. Medium-large sized bubbles clining to the glass.

Taste - nice bitterness, sweetness is nearly non-existent here giving a nice dry finish. Herbaceous, with a light astringent angle which I enjoyed.

Palate - medium bodied, medium bitter finish, nice level of carbonation

Overall - very nice pale ale any which way you slice it. I would have enjoyed just a tad more sweetness in the flavor but very enjoyable nonetheless.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RobertDale (5518) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 25, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Beer of the Month Club. Light amber with a small biege head. Aroma of hops, citrus and malt. Tastes of hops with some malt sweetness. Balanced well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
sthlm (1283) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2010
[Bottle] Pours orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is floral, sweet, a little vegetal...kind of odd. Taste is stale malt with vegtal notes showing through again, along with alcohol (poorly hidden), and mild bitterness. Good mouthfeel, fairly short finish. Overall, a pretty poor beer that I disliked more the longer I drank it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2010
TampaBrew shared this one. Pours clear orange-gold with a white head. Nose is malt, orange, citrus, and a few detectable hops. Flavor is malt, some diacetyl, butterscotch, and caramel. Light bodied and so-so overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Copper color. The pine and caramel notes lingering about were quickly overridden by the bitterness, astringency and light metallic off-notes. Taxing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rubbishystuff (2334) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2015 Beer of the month club selection. A bit yeasty smelling and nice bitterness. Good all around but not going crazy over it. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber with a large off white head. Aroma is sweetish, doughy caramel malt and floral, citrusy hops. Flavor follows aroma, with a faint smokiness (!) and a long bitter finish. Palate is medium and a bit fizzy. Pretty decent APA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RasterMaster (258) - , Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Hazy orange-copper pour into thin bubbly off-white head that quickly dissipates into a ring of melting lacing and a pool of foam in the center of the glass as carbonated bubbles rise from a collection of yeasty sediment at the bottom. Aroma of malty grapefruit and yeasty biscuits. Initial flavor of bitter grapefruit citrus and yeasty buttermilk biscuits that slowly fades into a bitter piney hop finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (9662) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Bottle. Orange-yellow pour with a white head. Funky nose that wasn’t too appealing. Malt and citrus on taste.

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