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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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MJR

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3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a burnished gold with some copper highlights. The body is surprisingly clear, being a bottle-conditioned beer. It's off-white head starts small and holds at a mostly complete cap.

Smell: The aroma is floral and spicy from the hops, with some crackery malt. Lots of yeastiness in the smell as well.

Taste: Starts off a bit grainy and crackery, then moves to a firm bitterness, complete with a bit of floral and spicy hop flavor. The yeast adds a significant amount of breadiness and mustiness to the flavor profile, throwing off the balance some. A touch of acidity appears on the finish, which is fairly bitter and spicy.

Mouthfeel: The bottle-conditioning brings a bit of creamy richness to the mouthfeel. Medium in body, with a dry, acidic finish.

Drinkability: This is a decent pale ale. It doesn't match up to many of the other brews in Bell's line-up, and it's a bit off-balance. I couldn't see myself buying an entire sixer of it, but I wouldn't turn it down if offered .

Thanks to 'Realale' for the fresh sample.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2003 19:23:28 | More by MJR
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Bell's Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 1,110 ratings.