Brewed at Marstons

Style: Bitter
Luton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask: Regular.
Contract brewed by Marston for Interbrew UK.
Also known as "Draught Bass"
Brewed to 4.4% abv, Draught Bass is still brewed to an original recipe using only the finest ingredients and the experience of generations. It is brewed with two strains of yeast to produce a complex nutty, malty taste with subtle hop undertones, which has widespread appeal to repertoire drinkers.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2006
cask at white swan, York: aroma was slight and malty with hops in the backround. the beer was copper colored and translucent. Flavor is nicely balanced, and slight fruitiness. Good carmel malt flavor. Slight bit of metal taste. Bittersas it finishes. light palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (48154) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2006
Cask (handpump) @ , Cannington TA5. Amber coloured, quickly vanishing froth; very shy hoppy nose, very light fruity taste, kind of bitter fruitiness in the end.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
ALLOVATE (2992) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2006
Handpump @ the Old Hand & Diamond Inn, Coedwy, Wales.
If I thought this was dismal in the bottle and couldnt get worse, I was now seriously mistaken. Poured a chestnut hued gold, bright, with a quickly diminishing thin pad of white (though the pint was filled to the brim - value!). Rust and peanut aroma, touch of malt. Thin, watery and overly sweet in the mouth for its dismal body to handle. Theres just an inkling of malt and a little zest of something I couldnt define down the sides of the tongue, and the aftertaste has traces of brine, nuts and butter. This is woeful at best. Washed it down with a bottle of water and some hardy bangers and mash as I couldnt bring myself to tip it out. A famous name, not a famously good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Had this as a gravity cask at The Star pub in Bath, England. First time Id ever heard that this beer was produced for such a market. Typical of the normal Bass flavoring and texture, however the cask nature has softened some of the rough edges and as such makes for a more enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (18232) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2006
Cask handpull at The Flute, Liverpool. Copper coloured with lasting white head. Still a very good session beer. Enough flavour to keep you coming back for more, without being overwhelming. Good minerality. Some caramel, some hop, some yeast. Always found it hard to pin down Bass. Bit of sweetness, bit of lemon citrus. Or was that the girls perfume?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 22, 2006
Pint at the Drffryn Arms in the Gwaun Valley (Pembrokeshire NP, Wales) - a pub like no other! Gravity fed into a jug before being served in the pint glass. Was certainly well kept and the late night pint was an experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 12, 2006
Refreshing, good quallity, I understand now why it is considered a good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (10382) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2006
Had cask conditioned at the Goose Oxford 07-04-06. Long while since Id had a pint of this so I thought I would reaquaint myself. Amber coloured beer, sweet to start with but then a slight bitterness kicks in, some hops. A good beer but has been surpassed in the flavour stakes by a lot of the new kids on the block.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TexasAggie12 (64) - Burnet, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Nice malty but bitter taste. Color is a amber golden. Beer has nice feel on the taste buds with equal amounts of malt and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Stretton Fox, Stretton 22/04/2001 (As Bass Bitter) Initially sweet with a bitter aftertaste. 2. Cask Handpump at the Freemasons Arms, Northwich 20/11/2003 Amber golden slightly sweet. Some hoppiness and a full malt finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Cross Keys, Knutsford 03/02/2004 Golden smooth hoppy slightly sweet. Lasting crisp malt finish with some bitterness. 4. Cask Handpump at the Leeds Arms, Scarborough 08/02/2009 Floral aroma. White head. Copper golden coloured and smooth on the palate with a little dryness and bitterness in a crisp full malt finish.

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