Bell's Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3/5 rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Hazy yellow pour with quite a bit of sediment floating. Quickly fading head and minimal lacing. Lots of grass in the nose and not much else. It has an odd almost sourness in the taste. And again, lots of grassiness with very little else going on. You begin to taste a little sweet maltiness and just a touch of citrus, but nothing great. It has a nice crisp, dry finish and good carbonation. This was very surprising and disappointing to have a beer this bad come from a brewery that's typically top notch.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2010 19:03:48 | More by beerdrifter
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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 1,133 ratings.