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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4.3
crhensel (145) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2010
(12 oz. bottle into shaker) Part of my Beer of the Month club and a surprisingly great brew. I am usually not a fan of the over hopped ales you tend to get, but this one was very well balanced. Poured a beautiful dark amber/copper color with a finger of creamy white head. Aroma of slight citrus and spice as well as a hint of a sweetness. very smooth in the mouth with a lively carbonation allowing the hops to pop on the tongue. The bitterness was not overpowering and actually cut by a slight caramel sweetness. The balance made for a very refreshing drink, especially as the glass warmed and both flavors developed.

3.1
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Part of the microbrew of the month collection that I received for X-mas. This beer pours a copper color with a medium sized head, with nice lacing around my glass. Citrus and hop aromas. Good hop flavor with a bitterness at the end. Good beer!

3.1
keidjxz (184) - Fullerton, California, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Bottle. Hazy golden pour with a nice head with pretty good retention. Aroma consists of hay, citrus, barnyard and basement aromas. The taste has a medium amount of sweetness and sourness with a fairly bitter finish.

3.4
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Poured a nice golden-amber hue with a frothy white head that had decent retention and lace. Aroma had some bitter hop notes and citrus too. Malts were kind of a mild caramel note. Flavor had a good hop presence and some nice toasty caramel notes. Really easy to drink and really smooth. A good session.

3.1
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2010
12 oz bottle from Greg. Slight hazy golden/amber color. Good bitterness. Some flavor hops and a bit of aroma. Not a bad beer.

3
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Bottle. Murky orange-amber with small white head. Aroma of caramel, toast, floral hops, and grass. Taste is medium bitter and finish leaves lasting bitterness on tongue. A hopped up APA that is enjoyable but only OK.

2.7
cirtap (25) - Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Bottle, pours orange with small white head. Aroma of some citrus hops and light malts. Taste is slightly sweet with light hops and balanced malts. Medium body and slightly bitter finish. Ok beer.

3.5
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Tasted 1/26/10. 12oz bottle. Activated pour produces a finger width of bubbly white head. Hazy, golden brown hue. Aromas of Citrus and grapefruit hops and a slight note of caramel malts. Medium bodied with a rather bright hop profile. The malts are solid with a bitter nuance. Hops dominate the palate, but are still moderate. Crisp and bright with a hop heavy balance. Solid and sessionable drinking!

2.7
deyholla (11597) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear orange amber with a small white head. Aroma has a pine hop aroma with an undertone of caramel notes. Flavor is similar with a caramel malt start and a hop finish.

2.9
PhatB420 (840) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2010
From monthly gourmet beer of the month 12 pack, pours a giant head, lots of foam, color is quite hazy matter of fact dark golden with offsets of tan floating around. Taste is lonely yet crisp, silent but deserving, solid yet lacking. I look for more of a striaght hop factor in my pale ales, but love trying different brews. A very drinkable brew, but a 6er may top it.


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