Bell's Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Osiris9588:
3.4/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle, no freshness date. Pours a light honey color with blonde and gold undertones. The the white is fluffy, but not very stiff, dissipating quickly, leaving some strands of random lace.
The aroma conists of hops, malt, and some yeast, maybe a faint ester of citrus. The flavor is pretty flat--theres a little bit of sweet malt, some mild yeast, a hint of grain, a flicker of lemon, then burst of hops.
The mouth is light and not very complex, a little creaminess in the center before the dry hop finish. It seems somewhat out of balance and lacking a bit of character. Seems to perform better on draft based on my own experience. Not one of Bell's better selections.
Serving type: bottle
10-18-2006 20:34:31 | More by Osiris9588
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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 1,134 ratings.