Bell's Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4/5 rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
The beer poured into the glass hazy pale golden with a low white persistent head which lasted to lace the glass.
The aroma was fruity and citrusy. The fruit had a bit of pineapple sweetness coupled to some light caramel. The citrus presence was lightly orange and hop derived.
The flavor was malty with a nice presence of caramel which was well balanced with hop bittering. The bittering was pleasant and the hop flavor was citrusy. Nothing about the flavor was overdone, just a basic malty pale ale balanced with some citrusy and lightly grassy hops.
The finish was dry with lasting light malt and hops into the aftertaste. The body was medium with a moderate carbonation and an almost creamy texture to the mouthfeel. The dryness was spot on and left me wanting to take another drink. A really nicely achieved pale ale.
12 ounce bottle.
Serving type: bottle
12-27-2006 23:05:53 | More by GCBrewingCo
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3.26/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
(on tap at Pistola's - served in a shaker pint)
A: fairly cloudy with dry hop residue... sun-baked golden grass color... lazy stand of head, falls flat... looks messy, raw, amateur
S: a bit flat - old dry malt, farmyard grass... dried flowers, dried citrus peel hop aromas peeking through
T: grassy-sepal, green tea-like hop bitterness - unmistakable dry hop source... hop flavors are pretty straight-up wildflower with a tinge of citrus... they weren't lying, the malt is full, bread loafy, and bold - the bitterness cuts through over it, but still some sloppy balance is maintained
M: nearly medium-bodied, added roundness from hop polyphenols, etc... tannic bitterness shocks the tongue a bit... protein-grainy flow
O: kinda like a pale ale done like a rustic, homespun saison - reminds me of Hof Ten Dormaal's Blond that I had recently, just with slightly different yeast character and more biting hop bitterness
Serving type: on-tap
05-21-2014 04:04:28 | More by Bouleboubier
Bell's Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 1,135 ratings.