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

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,135 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor

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Ratings: 1,135
Reviews: 618
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 18
Gots: 35 | FT: 1
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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Mcculler

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Vigorous pour from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass produced a towering white head that reduced quickly but never left, as it receded leaving light lacing on the glass.

Nose -- biscuit, herb, and lemon.

Taste -- Dry biscuit and honey, both mild compared to lemon, grapefruit rind, and herbal hop finish that wipes out malt content.

Mouthfeel -- slick with decent, though not heavy carbonation.

Drinkability -- Not great for a pale ale that should perhaps be a little more easy on the taste buds.

Could use more balance, perhaps a little less hop and a little more malt, which would in turn improve drinkability that should be better for the style. Still, an enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2008 03:16:01 | More by Mcculler
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Bell's Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 1,135 ratings.