Brewed at Marston’s

Style: Bitter
Luton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   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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Vladivostok (489) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2010
I’ve never really liked it, even in the days when it was brewed in the union sets in Burton. I suppose malt dominates, as any hop flavour is more or less absent. Inoffensive enough but just not my cup of tea.

pumpmaster (1396) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2010 Cask pint at the Robinson’s pub (Crown liquor Saloon neighbor) in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Very good.

bb (9519) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 16, 2009
Cask. Amber beer with an off-white head. Malt aroma with light fruit and light floral notes. Malt flavor with light caramel, light floral, and light fruit. Medium bodied. Fruit and light caramel lingers with light floral notes.

maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2009
Cask conditioned handpump Lamplighter Northampton A dark copper coloured beer with a whitish head and lacing. Some Burtonic snatch in the nose with some toffee and old fashioned bittersweetness, A reasonable depth of flavour. Not bad at all.

Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2009
Cask at the Express Tavern, Kew Bridge, 26th Oct 08. Ultra clear amber but no head. Slight sulphurous Burton hard water aroma. Malty kick and ok weight. A drinkable enough session bitter.

bobinlondon (1297) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2008
Handpulled cask at the Express Tavern, Kew Bridge. I havent tried Bass for years. I can remember when it was still brewed in Burton Unions. I heard that this pub sells a lot of it so I thought I would give it a go for old times sake. As I expected it is now just a token amber fluid linked to a once great name that sold out for short term gain.

MrAleman (111) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2008 A good beer, very likeable, can be good value, real solid ale, worth a go. Yes, i’d recommend Bass Ale indeed. Malty and also somewhat nutty flavour.

albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2008
Cask at Horsley Lodge, Derbyshire. I hadn’t had Bass, either cask or keg, for years. I found it to be adequate; I was just pleased that there was a cask beer available at the wedding reception I was attending. It is not dissimilar to other Marston’s beers but mostly lacking the unpleasant sulphur quality. Its flavours are fairly pedestrian malt with a bit of hop bitterness on the finish, nothing special.

downender (8687) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Inn on the Green, 3/6/08. Amber coloured with next to no head. Light earthy hop, caramel aroma with a hint of sulphur. Flavour had a touch of sweetness with some fruity malt and a very short bitter finish. I am told by the older generation that this was a great beer - it isn’t now. Just about drinkable.

rcasta (864) - EL SALVADOR - MAY 21, 2008
maNana le meto la verga a estos ratings porque voy a ir a DBA. seguramente acabo tendido en la lona aprovechando que el viernes viajo de regreso y puedo dormir en el avion. no pague mas porque no vale mas! esta birria se biche.

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