Bell's Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by karengarys:
4.08/5 rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours nice and cloudy light amber, just how I like to see my beer. Leaves only a slight ring of foam around the edge, minimal to no lacing.
Smells good and robust, overpowering hops, with a little hint of a dusty smell. I presume it is fresh, I just picked it up at a store which moves its stock. Though slightly dusty, at least there is a lot of character in the nose.
Mouthfeel isn't bad, creamy up front which dissipates to a watery butterey feel.
Taste, to me, is overpowered by the pine bitter hop. Not my cup of brew, but, for the style it is excellent and sits nice. Slightly seltzerey.
Finish is of more pine, but the bitterness dissipates to a slight citrus rind almost sweetness.
It leaves a bit of a bitter aftertaste. Guess I'll need another!!
If you like pale ales, do give this a try. It is a worty contender.
Serving type: bottle
10-29-2004 23:29:55 | More by karengarys
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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.
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