Bell's Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by SaucyA:
3.6/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pours a slightly hazed yellow-gold into my Short's nonic. A nice, meringue-like 1 finger white head sits atop. Bubbles shoot through the body like a "starfield" screensaver. Tons of lacing. Excellent head retention.
S - Very floral, grassy hops and a fruity, yeasty vibe. Reminds me similarly to Magic Hat #9. A little subdued, and a little too fruity.
T - Extremely light, floral hops atop a super-pale malt base. This is a light brew, and while not as hoppy as the standard SNPA, it holds its own. While it's not the best Pale I've had, it's by no means the worst. Finishes with a nice, light bitterness that fights with a malty sweetness.
M - Creamy, well carbonated, light bodied.
D - Not the most drinkable beer ever, but certainly sessionable. Not offensive at all.
Notes: I know it says "Pale Ale", but this is a Blond, like it or not. Also, for what it's worth, this is an awful lot better on tap.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2008 02:32:30 | More by SaucyA
More User Reviews:
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.
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