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Title: Why do bean counters hate beer
Post by: DEMPSEY on October 18, 2019, 12:43:50 pm
I was in Graingers pub recently and saw they had BASS on tap. Years since I had one so I says, giz a pint of that please. Served in it's proper glass with the logo and all,however, I think I ended up with a pint of Taylor Keith red lemonade. No hops at all and no bitterness to balance the sweet pint. It was once a GREAT beer but no more.
Title: Re: Why do bean counters hate beer
Post by: Simon_ on October 18, 2019, 01:27:28 pm
Could it be possible that all the super hoppy beers of today have moved your pallet and the recipe hasn't changed that much.
Title: Re: Why do bean counters hate beer
Post by: DEMPSEY on October 18, 2019, 02:40:12 pm
If you had one you would not suggest that.
Title: Re: Why do bean counters hate beer
Post by: delzep on October 18, 2019, 11:35:27 pm
I had a few pints of bass on cask in Liverpool about a year ago and loved it. Had a pint on cask about a year before that in Bath and it was awful

In summary, I dunno
Title: Re: Why do bean counters hate beer
Post by: phildo79 on October 22, 2019, 12:41:21 pm
I used to drink Bass and wherever you went, the first couple of pints weren't great. I think it's because it isn't a big seller and lies in the line. Having said that, I never thought it was a GREAT beer, it was just the best of a bad bunch. When your only other options are Harp, Tennents, Carlsberg or shit Guinness, a pint of Bass doesn't seem too bad.

I do feel a lot more people are craving more flavour these days and the likes of Bass have stood still. Their recipe probably hasn't changed and just seems bland by comparison now.
Title: Re: Why do bean counters hate beer
Post by: Hartranft on January 09, 2020, 11:42:35 am
You may be right, Phildo79. One thing's to never change your original flavor, but to not come up with new stuff makes you vulnerable to market trends.