Bell's Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by guinness33:
3.05/5 rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Pours a medium golden colour with a mid-sized to smallish white head that is quick to settle in and leaves leopard-like spots on the glass.
The aroma is malty, with grassy and floral hops with a bit of graininess to it. Not much going on otherwise. Pretty average.
Flavour is more of the same: grassy flavours take over a bit for a more subdued floral hop taste. Perhaps a slight bit of spiciness here are well. Once again there's not a ton going on here so not much to talk about. Mouthfeel is light bodied and has a nice bit of crispness not it.
A fairly bland beer overall that's more British in style than American. Middle of the road and not that memorable. Not bad but nothing special here.
Serving type: bottle
05-07-2008 02:48:29 | More by guinness33
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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 1,125 ratings.