Bell's Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by beagle75:
3.3/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a nonic glass.
A: Clear, medium golden color with one finger of white foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass while floaties hang in the column as a few streams of bubbles rise eagerly.
S: Very bready malt that is clean, with a mild and grassy hop presence.
T: Begins dry, with English pale malt that is intensely bready, like the smell, with delicate floral hop aromatics following. Carbonic acid is fairly strong in flavor, banishing what intense flavors were present into the middle. Yeast persists as other flavors clear out, preserving some of the early bready qualities while also adding some fermentation. Aromatics turn herbaceous in the finish, with dried grass and mild bitterness.
M: Thin to medium viscosity, soft on the palate but allowing a mild acidic burn to develop in the throat, with moderate carbonation.
D/O: This mediocre pale ale combines English malt qualities with nuanced herbaceous hops in a package that is uncharacteristically blond for the style. Expect it to serve in versatile roles, but it isn't likely to reveal any new beer horizons to the drinker.
Serving type: bottle
09-14-2011 03:46:42 | More by beagle75
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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 1,126 ratings.