LaserDave (15) - - JUL 14, 2017 Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2006
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’m brewing a pale ale now, so I thought I’d try this out to make some mental notes how I compare to a stalwart. Well, I haven’t tried mine yet (obviously), but this is not as good as I remember. Kinda bland. Yes, the deep amber color is still there. However, the aroma and flavor have gone - poof! The head and lacing are OK. Sam Adams tastes more like a bitter than this. Slightly metallic aftertaste. Mouthfeel is on the weak side. I don’t dislike this and I would try it again, but this is no longer the standard bearer for pales/esb’s.
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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jinroh (1696) - ESTONIA - JUL 3, 2017
Pours clear amber, at first quite prominent foamy head but after a short while, nothing really left of it. Nose caramelly, sweetish and grainy. Malt caramel? Taste has moe of that, mild and smooth still, fruity, and lots of biscuits there in the second wave. Toasted caramel, bitterness is quite light, some metallic elements coming out in the end. Aftertaste is relatively mildly bitter, some more metal. Overall, well, drinkable - yes, excellent - not really, English - probably so. 17Beer (371) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Very mild aromas of citrus and malt. Pours a golden orange with a white head that dissipates quickly. Subtle balanced tastes. Not very distinctive but pleasantly drinkable. Aggiebob (1178) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 9, 2017
Bottle. Amber color pour with a quickly dissipating off-white head. It has a malty aroma with caramel and floral notes. It is lightly bitter with a watery finish. OnTheTrail (519) - USA - FEB 4, 2017
Pours very clear, light orange, almost white head. Light malty aroma. Taste is light malt, some spicy fruity hops. Better than I expected, bit still not my favorite pale ale .
Chadhami (142) - - JAN 5, 2017
My dad’s favorite beer. After learning the history of this historical beer it is too bad it is now being brewed by in-bev losing all authenticity. gopherfan99 (1956) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle; pours clear copper with a white head; aroma is weak with caramel, bread, and some faint hop notes; taste is a bit bland with a little caramel and some floral hints; finish is dry with some light bitterness; meh... mrjez (636) - Osaka, JAPAN - DEC 10, 2016
Tap in Osaka. Nice copper-amber pour, creamy beige head, lacing. Not much aroma, a little caramel, malt, hopping. Nicer flavour though, approachable mild caramel and toffee malt. Low bitterness, medium feel, easy over a couple of pints. Had countless time over the years and pleased to see it keeps up and does the job even as my palate keeps shifting. AdolfoCC (256) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - NOV 28, 2016
APARIENCIA: de color ámbar cobrizo con algunos destellos naranjas a contraluz, muy ligeramente turbia y una mediana actividad de carbonatación. Corona de espuma color marfil, de mediana retención con burbujas compactas y algunas abiertas.
AROMA: la malta predomina, notas dulces y de cereal, ligeramente caramelo, algo mineral del agua y algo herbal ligero de los lúpulos.
SABOR: similar al aroma, de inicio dulce pero no empalagoso, notas a cereal y caramelo, seguido de algo mineral y la presencia de los lúpulos nobles de carácter herbal. En el retrogusto queda un amargor medio bajo, ligeramente seco con algunas notas dulces.
SENSACIÓN: cuerpo medio ligero, mediana carbonatación.
RESUMEN: agradable cerveza de acuerdo al estilo, Sledutah (7725) - Utah, USA - OCT 30, 2016
12oz bottle from the state store
Pours clear amber with a small off-white head, light lacing. Aroma of toffee, malts and bitters. Taste of toasted malts, toffee, fruity with a mild sweetness