Bell's Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by adam42381:
3.23/5 rDev -5.6%
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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2.75/5 rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Nothing incredibly special about this brew. It has some bitterness to it that gives it some depth, but for the most part it comes across somewhat hollow and leaves me a little underwhelmed...ESPECIALLY in comparison to the vast array of Bell's other delicious beers.
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2014 02:52:11 | More by MJCF26
3.48/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Draft at Bells. Pours gold with minimal head. Aroma is pine, hay, citrus. Taste is sweet orange and toasty malt. Not anything to complain about here. Probably the most popular of our testers.
Review is actually for Larry's Latest Pale Ale which is not on BA yet.
Serving type: on-tap
01-17-2014 18:50:38 | More by jdb288
Bell's Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 1,102 ratings.