Bell's Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by botham:
3.65/5 rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle poured into a pub glass. pours a semi-hazy light amber color with a fine particulate floating still throughout the brew. a single finger of tight white head tops it off after a hard pour. moderate lacings.
aroma is lightly malty and floral, with a touch of spiced hops mixed in. simple aroma, but well proportioned. a very light citrus is in the background upon a bit of warming.
taste is hoppy, with a distinctive spiced character with undertones of floral hops. pale malts are in the background, almost overpowered by the floral chracter. though not perfectly balanced, the hop quality and character here is excellent.
mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a sharp texture from the hops and CO2. finishes dry with residual floral hops.
drinkability is good. this is a hoppy brew with a good quality and concentration, without over doing it. cheers!
Serving type: bottle
05-04-2008 21:06:34 | More by botham
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.
78 out of 100 based on 1,132 ratings.