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RATINGS: 2097   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available filtered in bottles, cans, and kegs.
Versions of Bass brewed in the UK for export at 5%-5.2%, as well as a US-brewed version for the North American market at 5%.
Brewed from the late 70s at Burton. In 2000, after Interbrew bought the Bass brand, production was switched to the Ulster brewery in Northern Ireland. In 2003 production and distribution was switched to Latrobe for a 12-18 period after which it reverted to the UK, latterly at InBev’s Samlesbury brewery. As of 2012, the US version was being produced at A-B InBev’s Baldwinsville brewery.

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2.7
alex_leit (5018) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 1, 2016
Bottle. Copper-gold color with white foam. Aroma: malt and fruit, a little sweetness of candy and butterscotch, a bit of butter, caramel and floral hops. Taste: malt sweetness, oily, a little watery, caramel, biscuit, a little nuts, light hop bitterness.

2.5
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Not a bad beer...i used to love mixing this one with guinness for my black and tans...decent for a cheap beer.

3.5
ffbot (433) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Pour is light, lager looking. thin soapy head. Smell is funky and skunky with odd earthy and roasty notes. Taste is pretty darn similar. It does leave a long bitterness ans sweetness after

3
AirForceHops (7675) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Draft. At Holy Grail, Epping, NH. Clear gold color thin lasting head in a shaker pint. Aroma is light bready malt, dead old hops.

The flavor is an ESB in its simplest form. Grain base with weak bready malts. The hops are here but seem dead. However in nearly and English style beer the hops are weak. The texture is thin with a watery body. I seem to remember this being better when I was living overseas. Of course my palate has come a long way since that time frame. Not awful.

2.4
Larry_Duffman (580) - - FEB 4, 2016
I had it on tap. It pours a pale amber color with some white head and lacing. The aroma is faint caramel and bready. The taste is the same with a very faint hint of bitterness. It was a bit too sweet. It was light on carbonation and a little thin. This is an average and inoffensive beer.

2.2
BiddleBrau (1221) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Tap sample. looks OK but lacking character. Another stripped down classic. Remember what Ford did to Jaguar? Don’t put up with this, know what you’re drinking and boycot .

3
hauxe (893) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2016
Rated from old notes. Bass has a unique taste that is instantly identifiable. Initially sweet, with caramel and malts. Rather staid and unexciting, but still pleasant. Faint sourness at the finish. Good with food. Decent.

3.8
Narizao84 (25) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Powerful in flavor and aroma. High in hops so bitter in taste. I like it very cold and it could actually be very refreshing. Totally recommended ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Drank from a pint glass poured from a twelve ounce bottle. Pours a nice amber color with white head.

2.3
beverage_god (14) - - DEC 22, 2015
Bready, toasty biscuit-like aroma. Low on the esters. Slight evidence of caramel on the nose. Aroma not intense in any way. Hop aroma is slight and earthy. Color is a gold to pale Amber. Total clarity, decent head that dissipates rather quickly. Almost no caramel flavor that is emblematic of this style and on the palate there is balance toward the hops more than the malt. Crisp, spritzy finish that was not all that impressive, but it is drinkable. Overall I feel like it lacks character and is a little boring, but not terrible.


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