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No. 1 – Bass

No. 1 – Bass

It seems a little weird writing about a beer that I tasted way back on 2nd January but the idea was to post something about each beer before the end of the year so I’m now playing catch up. 

I tried this beer on a normal night out to celebrate the new year with a few friends and it was in fact during the hangover of that evening that I decided to try five hundred different beers in a single year.  I hadn’t started taking pictures or making detailed notes at that stage, so here is a picture of a pint of Bass I had last night (7th November) and a few vintage beermats that I found when I was back in Northern Ireland in May (more of these to follow in my reviews for Guinness, Smithwicks and Harp)… 

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It’s a nice amber colour with a frothy, cloudy head that seemed to disappear quickly.  To taste, it is a little light.  Like an amber ale somewhat, with a little malty sweetness initially and followed up by a light hoppy bitter bite at the end.  In January, I initially gave it 6/10, before my rating system developed.  After re-tasting it last night I put it down to a 5/11.  It’s pretty good, and if you are into English style pale ales, I would recommend it, as it is quite a popular drink back home.  It just lacks something special that so many other beers I’ve tried have had this year.

Here’s a quite old beermat, from back when beermats were a little more fun…

 

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