RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Basement Batch is is a traditional American-style Pale Ale. Much like our infamouse award-winning choc beer, it's handcrafted with only the finest ingredients. Starting with a base of American-grown 2-row malted barley we add liberal amounts of caramel and Victory malts to give Basement Batch a rich, almost nutty, malt backbone to complement the unique citrus character Cascade hops, which are the gold standard for this style. Like all of our choc beers, Basment Batch is "bottle conditioned," which means that it's fermented a second time while in the bottle. This long-established method of carbonating beer will leave a thin layer of yeast on the bottom of the bottle. So, pour slowly and carefully to maintain clarity,and enjoy!

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2.9
bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2008
(Bottle, courtesy of Swalden_28) Pours a clear golden body with a thick off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma of florals, biscuit, caramel, and citrus. Flavor of hops (floral, spruce, herbal) and caramel malt.

2.4
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2008
bottle thanks to swalden_28. poured a gold/light amber with what seemed to be an off-white head. think i blinked and it went away. aroma was tart, fruity, sour apples. flavor was pretty much the same as the nose with the addition of some hops. medium body and medium/high carbonation. did not enjoy to much at all.

2.7
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Bottle from Alamo Liquors. Pours a very nice looking clear amber with nice off-white head. Aroma of granny apple (perhaps a young beer). Flavor is nice, some malt, granny apple, a light hop bitter....overall, not bad, I think the bottle I have gotten my have needed to sit for another couple weeks....

3.1
Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2008
This starts with a very faint aroma of hops. Pours a slightly cloudy amber, with just a ring of white foam left around the edge of the glass. Crisp flavor, more malt then hop. Caramel malts are noticeable, with a grassy hop finish. Not bad, but not what I was expecting for an APA.

2.8
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a mostly clear copper body with a one finger fizzy beige head. Somewhat of a husky and grainy malt nose with just a little floral hoppiness. The flavor is pretty light on the bitterness with a stale, husky cereal grain malt base. Pretty thin on the flavor overall. Short finish with just a very slight hoppy ending. Mouthfeel is light bodied with fizzy prickly active carbonation. Overall, this was just a pretty forgettable APA.

3.3
Darkover (1542) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Clear orange color with a big beige head. Aroma of caramel malt and a little citrus hops. Flavor is very malty with grain, caramel and mild hops.

2.3
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Bottled. Poured clear, brilliant lighter orange with a creamy, well-retained cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up dry floral and grassy hops over pale malts and lighter fruit.. not poor components, but it just didn’t pop. The flavor had tacky caramel and bready malts at the core with with light grassy bitterness surrounding.. sticky, almost cardboardey finish. Lighter-bodied and dry on the palate with a poor flow to it. This just wasn’t very good.

3.3
ThunderChicken (10) - Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2008
A nice APA. Citrus and floral hop aroma. Nice malt sweetness balanced with bitterness. Very drinkable.

2.5
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2008
12oz bottle. Virtually no aroma to speak of. Struggling mightily to find some earthy hops and dry, crackered and grainy malt. Pours full, bright copper with a nice white head leaving light spotty lacing. Flavor is bland and consists of watery grain and flavorless dry hops. Tree bark and earth as well. Thin to medium bodied with an abrupt watery finish.

2.7
Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Bottle courtesy of tjthresh. Thanks for the bottle, Tom! Pours a clear light copper with a dense, off-white, meringue-like head that leaves sticky lace in its wake. The nose is a hodgepodge blend of frutiy and floral notes: old apples and light pine with a clean, pale malt backing. It certainly doesn’t smell like your typical APA that’s been hopped with Cascades. Light to medium-bodied and soft with a lightly dry and mildly bitter finish. The flavor follows the nose: pale malt, apples and a lightly floral bitter finish. This one is interesting but not particularly well integrated. If there are Cascades in this beer there must not be very much, because I’m not tasting them. What is in there isn’t blowing me away, but I’m glad to have gotten the chance to try an OK beer.


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