Bell's Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by demcorhip:
3.9/5 rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Interesting, not sure if this should be classified as a pale or blonde. As such will just review it based on my enjoyment and not how it fits into a particular style.
Somwhere between deep straw coloured and pale amber. Nice tight 2 finger white head, with good retention formed on the pour. Lots of suspended floaties, and left nice clingy lace.
Bready pale malts, slightly floral and grassy hops with a kiss of citrus.
A nice american blonde ale. A touch of husk also comes through in the tasting, otherwise it is much like the aroma. A hint of clover honey also comes though, yet still finishes dry.
Almost medium bodied, and nicely balanced between pale malts and the hops. Despite the touch of honeylike sweetness still manages to pull off a dry and slightly astringent finish.
Good stuff, would make a great summertime session brew. Approachable and drinkable, somewhat simple and straightforward, yet well crafted and tasty.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2008 17:25:08 | More by demcorhip
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 1,135 ratings.