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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

1,109 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor

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Ratings: 1109
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 Illtryit:
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Illtryit

Missouri

2.4/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

This beer doesn't impress me. Poured 12 ounces into a frosted mug. 1/2 inch foam which lingers and leaves a little lace in its wake.

A yellow - gold unfiltered appearance looks delicious and a slightly grainy smell is appealing too...then, I drink...

Taste is extremely grainy. Too grainy for my taste. This beers goes down pretty well as it is lightly carbonated and somewhat refreshing, but the after taste is bitter, bitter, and more bitter.

This is my first Bell's brew and I was really looking forward to a delicious pale ale, but I am not impressed.

I wouldn't recommend this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 01:03:02 | More by Illtryit
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Bell's Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 1,109 ratings.