RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skyview (5866) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Sampled during the Autumn Brew Review in Minneapolis, MN as Choc Basement Batch Pale Ale. From a 12-oz bottle pours a clear copper orange colored brew with a thin beige head that quickly dissipates to a thin ring. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus and grapefruit zest, a touch of fruit and some earthy herbs. Flavor is medium bodied, some carbonation with taste of caramel malt, some citrus and grassy hops and touch of fruit. Finish is mildly bitter with some grassy and citrus hop aftertaste that quickly disappears.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2009
copper-orange colour with a medium off white head. Aroma is dusty malt, some caramel and biscuity tones. LIght fruity hop. Flavour is sweet bready malt, caramel and some fruity/herbal hop. Nice and drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (6046) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Orange color. Light malt and hop aroma. Flavor has fresh bread and malt, and minimal hops. But it does taste good, drinkable enough. I think it is much better than 30th percentile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JPDIPSO (6093) - Wauwatosa, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Amber color with a smallish beige head. Lightly toasted malt, grass and grapefruit in the aromas. I seem to catch a bit of light chocolate and caramel as well. Seems a bit unclean though. Flavors of earthy malt and hops. Bitter finish and the linger is similar. Seems a touch unrefined.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
thirdeye11 (6151) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2009
( 12oz bottle thanks to ballewblake) Pours a hazy orange with oily low bubbles and good lacing. Nose is honey and light hops. Taste is bitter, with no malt to back it up and some soapy residuals. Almost like when you had your mouth washed out with soap as a child. How does a company make money with a beer like this?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jzzbassman (1588) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Pours a pretty hazy orange with a huge head. Not much aroma, but has some caramel notes, not much for hops. However the flavor is nicely hopped, dry, bitter, and very pleasing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Bottle thanks to Soonah. Not badfor a pale ale really.Pours a dirty orange, with light aromas of pine, citrus, and some soapy hay and a HUGE fluffy head. Flavor is similar to the nose, with a hint of caramel and honey. Drinks like an IPA. Good feel on the palate, with a light bitter to it in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (3621) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2009
Bottle sent on from soonah. Really grassy and slightly pine aroma. Big pine astringent flavors up front that fade to a slight citrus flavor and a little bit of caramel sweetness working in the background. Big bit on the front of this one is a little different palate wise for a pale. Also way more hopped up for an american pale, way closer to an IPA but whatever.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cavie (4585) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Dark orange. Aroma of sweet and dry hops. Taste is similar to the aroma but with a harsher alcoholic taste upfront. Heavy feel from the unfiltered finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatTony (188) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Bottle from ScottyK. Poured out an absolutely beautiful cloudy golden amber with a white, short-lived head. Aroma had a strong citrus nose with some hops. The flavor followed suit. Fairly thin on the palate. Even though not a pale ale fan, I enjoyed it after a hot fishing trip, very refreshing without the "bite" normally associated with pale ales.

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