Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2002
slightyly sweet aroma, but it ends there, appearance is watery amber, the flavor is water with some beer finish, no palate whatsoever, and highly over carbonated. this should not be called an english pale ale in my mind. Hugerat99 (25) - Alabama, USA - JAN 31, 2002
Fairly overrated, too sweet and not very well balanced...................... budguy2142 (24) - USA - JAN 28, 2002
Clean palate, nice color, good finish. Too bad Interbrew was allowed to purchase Bass. I worry that this beer will lose its character baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2002
So far I've only had this on tap. As a practical matter, I must say that although this is far from the world's most distinctive brew, it's quite serviceable; it provides good value in settings that either don't offer better beers, or only offer them at ridiculous prices. So it's good to have around. Schroppfy (2362) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2002
This was the last beer I was regularly drinking before...well, before I fell in with the lot of you. Revisiting it, I would have thought, nah, it's not gonna be good. But it is. Could use a bit more hops, but it's English, right? Nice and subtle. The maltiness is really there, from aroma through the middle. Quite good. Is this the best, mass-produced beer in the world?
pilsnerrogge (3022) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2002
Tasty, I can sense prunes............................................ Blatz King (150) - Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2002
It was a great drink. I liked it much...................................... Indra (2710) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JAN 19, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2003 Has been part of many a black and tan as well as a good anytime beer. Ubiquitous on draught in these parts. Truly nothing special, just a decent English Pale, but I've bought it before and will again, no doubt. bjorkattack99 (9) - USA - JAN 17, 2002 does not count
not bad - pretty good for my money. a usual staple at most of the bars..... bahiagoldtb99 (6) - USA - JAN 16, 2002 does not count
This is the first English Ale that I really enjoyed on a consistent basis. It has a pronounced flavor that embodies everything I enjoy about ale. Nothing is better that a fresh bottle of Bass. Older bottles can get a skunky taste which is very noticable for Bass. Best fresh and ice cold!