Brewed at Marston's

Style: Bitter
Luton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 155   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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Mr_Pink_152 (5749) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
Pint at the Tempest Coleby. Always my go to pint when I was younger. But returning to it I was a touch disappointed. An ok bitter.

Grumbo (4253) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Served straight from the cask at the excellent Star Inn, Bath. Deep amber colour with a small white head. Aroma of biscuit malts, caramel, hint of nut. Light sweetness and bitterness. Texture a little thin. Low level of carbonation. Decent enough beer.

47574xeCD (1338) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2015
Cask at the Brewery Tap, Burton. Never tried BASS so gave it a go. Deep gold little head, bit tasteless really, malt light caramel, yeasty. Plain.

Towey1989 (3423) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2017 Cask at The Fountain, Leek. A clear amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet bready malt, slight caramel, subtle yeast and a little biscuit. Taste of caramel, some biscuit, slight yeast, a little apple, a hint of mineral and subtle spicy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A sweetish, slightly yeasty, soft malty bitterness in the finish. Quite sweet and thinner than I remember. Typical bitter but when on form in certain pubs it’s slightly better.

Iznogud (4676) - CROATIA - DEC 30, 2014
On tap at The Storytellers, Stockton. Pours amber with small white head. Malt, vegetable, light fruity. Bad aftertaste. Not good.

fullers (269) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Cask at The Angel, Beverley, N. Humberside. Made a point of seeking out this old friend after the beer was denigrated by a publican at a CAMRA House, during my 2008 visit. Pours amber, clear with full white head. Slight malt aroma. Natural carbonation, nice mouthfeel. Notes of caramel and biscuit. A Burton -on-Trent beer.

mariuszek (1508) - Gdynia, POLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Nice white head. Appearance is the best with this ale. Well balanced in taste and aroma but nothing is going on. Juat some malt and hops. However drinkable.

jjsint (3599) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Amber, clear, with a lovely white head from the natural carbonation. Light cereal and egg aroma. The taste is caramel bittersweet with eggy sour and slight spice notes. Medium long bitter-sour finish. Mouthfeel too weak for my liking. Enjoyable but nothing special really.

The_Osprey (9641) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2017

Oct 2014 - Cask at the Falcon, Clapham as ’Bass’. Very pleased to track this down as I remember it featured on a Michael Jackson programme I once watched. Golden orange, totally clear and still, small foamy white head. Aroma doesn’t have a lot to it - malty, soft citrus. Body is light, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is biscuity, smooth malt character, touch of tangy fruit suggeting passionfruit, soft musty bitterness. Slightly watery but this is a very well balanced ale. (3.4)

June 2017 - Cask handpull at The Swan Hammersmith. I’m bearded and reading a CAMRA publication whilst drinking this. So it’s almost a cultural experience. Malty, quite watery, light soapy astringency. Hmm a pretty different impression to last time. Or maybe I’ve changed. (2.7)

niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2014
On cask at Coachmakers Arms, Hanley. Pours amber with stiff head. Malty hints, an old fashioned bitter. OK.

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