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Bell's Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,135 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor

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Ratings: 1,135
Reviews: 618
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 18
Gots: 35 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SheepNutz on 12-11-2001)
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erz316

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 floz bottle with 9162 on the back into spaten becker

A - the body is a golden straw colour, with a big amount of head, bright white in colour. the head retains really well, and the lacing is also good. the body is a bit turbulent, not enough to bar light from getting through; its just kind of a light murky-ness.

S - the initial smell is that of a yeasty fart. not something i really wanted to smell, but I had to open the bottle. the nose then shifts to almost pure malts and yeast. there is no real discernible hop aspect to the nose, which is quite disappointing. the nose, if anything notable, is a bit more grainy than usual from the unroasted malts.

T - not a bad beer, but certainly not an apa worth having again. the initial taste is a light bitterness, a stronger yeast component, a light metallic note, and a grainy malt character. the initial flavour is really unimpressive and, frankly, boring. the malt and hop combination is actually like a pumped up macro, as far as I can remember what bud tastes like. the finish is a dull hop bitterness with a lackluster malt backing. the aftertaste is light hop bitterness, and a malt sweetness that fades quite quickly, thank god.

MF&D - crisp carbonation with a light medium body. carbonation makes the brew quite chewy and mouthcoating, and is perhaps the one redeemable feature to the beer. the drinkablilty is low beacuse the beer is a poor representative of its style and moreover not very good.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2009 01:08:18 | More by erz316
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Bell's Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 1,135 ratings.