Bell's Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by erz316:
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
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.