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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
crhensel (145) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2010
(12 oz. bottle into shaker) Part of my Beer of the Month club and a surprisingly great brew. I am usually not a fan of the over hopped ales you tend to get, but this one was very well balanced. Poured a beautiful dark amber/copper color with a finger of creamy white head. Aroma of slight citrus and spice as well as a hint of a sweetness. very smooth in the mouth with a lively carbonation allowing the hops to pop on the tongue. The bitterness was not overpowering and actually cut by a slight caramel sweetness. The balance made for a very refreshing drink, especially as the glass warmed and both flavors developed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Bottle courtesy of soonah. Pours amber and cloudy with a nice diminishing white head and a good lacing. Smells of citrus, roses, pronounced caramel, hints of flowers, some candied fruit and slightly resiny. Tastes initially bitter with nice sweet citrus, hay, pepper, some hints of spice. Finishes earthy with a touch of bitternedd. Mouthfeel is tingly with some hints of candied ginger. Lots of subtle complexity in this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gururyan (719) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Of all the Krebs/Choc brews, this one is not only my favorite from them but also a great pale in general.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (5669) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Not quite the big hop aroma you’d expect. This is pretty good; quite dry in the finish. The best finish easily of all the choc beers I’ve had. and maybe the best one too.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onionkid (376) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Bottle. Aroma of caramel and citrusy hops. Great taste IMO! Has a malt base with a great hoppy, citrus body that has a caramel taste throughout. Medium mouthfeel with a bit of spice to the body, and a nice and obvious bitter finish, but one that’s subtle and remarkable. I gotta say, I think this beer actually has a lot going for it. For being a pale ale, I think this exceeds what my expectations were for it. Most of the time when I have a Choc beer, I come away disappointed. Which is a shame, because any beers from this region I’d like to support. But this one -- this is the first time I’ve fallen in love with a Choc beer! Shows me that hey - maybe my complaints about their other beers are more from my lack of knowledge than their competence as brewers, cause I do consider myself a hophead and I *do* love this beer. Will definitely be picking up a few more bottles of this when the opportunity arises! Definitely a pleasant surprise! 6.2% alcohol.

   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jzzbassman (1587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Pours a pretty hazy orange with a huge head. Not much aroma, but has some caramel notes, not much for hops. However the flavor is nicely hopped, dry, bitter, and very pleasing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2010
bottle thanks to Cavie, pours dark orange with a tall frothy white head. Aroma is nice biscuit malt and a toasted nuts with a mild pine hop note. Flavor is bittersweet hay and celery with a nicely balanced pepper and pine hop finish. I like this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgentgesdo (692) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Pours amber with large tan well lacing head. Nose is herbal hops and clean earth, pine, faint sweet malt. The flavor is initially balanced towards sweet, caramel malt, seguing into floral and herbal hops that end in a nice bitterness. Very suprising excellent offering from Pete’s Place

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