Bell's Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by adam42381:
3.23/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Duvel tulip. Bottled on 5/16/11 printed on label.
Appearance: Pours a light-to-medium gold color with a ton of tiny sediment flakes floating around. The flakes are so fine it looks like sand is floating in the beer. Features a 1 finger foamy white head.
Smell: The aroma is very faint. Sweet malt with floral and grainy notes. I'm not getting any hops from this which surprises me since this is a pale ale.
Taste: Grainy macro lager-like notes up front followed by a little malty sweetness in the middle before ending with a decent amount of herbal hoppy bitterness at the finish. Aftertaste is mild and bittersweet. Honestly, this tastes nothing like what I expect from a pale ale.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Goes down smooth.
Drinkability: Good drinkability. You could knock back a few without much difficulty.
Overall: Decent beer overall. If it weren't considered a pale ale, I might have rated it higher. With so many good pale ales out there, I can't give this one great marks. I'd much rather have a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale any day. I'm glad I tried it, but I won't be buying it again.
Serving type: bottle
08-21-2011 17:06:55 | More by adam42381
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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.
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