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Bell's Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Bell's Pale AleBell's Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,110 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1110
Reviews: 618
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.96%


Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SheepNutz on 12-11-2001)
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Reviews by Gigantis:
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Gigantis

Michigan

3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A really good-looking beer when poured into a pint glass. The body is a darkish hazy orange and the head is frothy and plentiful. The lacing action is fantastic and it actually made me want it more the more I drank.

The smell of this beer is it's one apparent weakness, I think. It smells sort of musky and hoppy with very little else going on. Not even worth a sniff.

The taste is really good... and I think underrated. This is not a hop-lover's pale ale as it isn't particularly bitter nor does it assault your taste buds. However, the malt and fruit sweetness is really good and understated. It suffers only from the classic metallic taste that Bell's non-specialty beers always seem to have. What is that from anyway?

One of the things I like most about this Pale is how chewy it is in the mouth. The carbonation is just right and it's got a nice aftertaste. The aftertaste lasts and it sort of leaves your mouth feeling oily. I liked it, but it may not be for everyone and it's probably atypical of what you want from a Pale Ale. I don't drink a lot of Pales though and liked the thick feel this one provided.

It's a beautiful beer that I find eminently drinkable... from bottle or from the glass. I'd recommend the glass because of how nice every aspect of this beer looks. If you can get over the lack of good aroma and the slight metallic tinge it has, this would be a very enjoyable pale ale for you.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2009 21:00:31 | More by Gigantis
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Bell's Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 1,110 ratings.