Bell's Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by divineaudio:
3/5 rDev -12%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz pour into a tulip glass. batch #9553.
color is a hazy, pale yellow with a coarse, one finger white head that dissipates slowly. has some sediment floating around, but looks more out of place than appetizing. leaves behind some nice chunky lacing. kinda disappointing if you ask me.
smell is grassy and fruity with a hint of hops and neutral malts. taste follows nose with a lot of grain up front and a little hop character in the back. nothing special on either account.
mouthfeel is thin with a lot of carbonation.
pretty drinkable, but there are a number of better pale ales out there. bells usually makes some pretty good beer, but this is clearly one of their weakest of their offerings. i could see this being a good crossover beer for people who usually drink bud/miller/pbr.
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2010 05:28:16 | More by divineaudio
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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.