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Bass Pale Ale
Written by Tom
The only way to conquer the Monday (my arch enemy) blues is with a nice beer at the end of the day. Ironically, it’s also a great way to bring in the weekend after work on Friday. This only proves that beer fits many occasions.
I feel this beer does not need a long review. It’s a standard English Pale Ale with a very smooth and sophisticated “drinkability.” There is a classic fruity yeast stain aroma typical of English brews. With a nice foamy head and deep gold color this beer beckons you to enjoy the wonderful mixture of malt, hops, water, and yeast. With delicate hints of earthy floral notes the English hops suit this beer well. The malt body plays an important roll with toffee, caramel, and toasty highlights. It is well-balanced with sweet malts and slightly bitter hops each lending their support of one another. The mouthfeel is light to medium and the finish is reminiscent of Guinness (minus the bitter roasted malt flavor). My guess is because it has a similar yeast, but in any case I’m sure this is why a Black & Tan (1/3 Guinness to 2/3 Bass) is amazing. Talk about a beer you can enjoy over and over this would be it. Great for social drinking at pubs!
If you can tell I love beers from the UK and Ireland and I also love ESBs making Bass a real winner in my book.
Grade: A-Bass Pale Ale,