Bell's Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by kenito799:
4.15/5 rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. From a mixed case dated 7/18/07, purchased in Philly, thus likely stored in a/c beer distributor, sealed in the case, for almost three months.
Pours a hazy dark gold, floaters of yeast sediment in there, a good sign. Very little head or retention, some wisps of lacing.
Aroma is pleasing fresh and malty, hints of spice, maybe nutmeg and cinnamon, but very subtle. Subtle fruitiness as well (apricot?).
Creamy and delicious on the tongue, the taste is a crisp, balanced refreshing beer that does not overwhelm with flavor, but has a nice long finish that is just bitter enough. A well made example of a flavorful blonde ale, as it says on the label. Very drinkable..the more you drink (and as it warms), the more the subtle fruit and spice notes reveal themselves.
Serving type: bottle
10-16-2007 00:44:10 | More by kenito799
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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 1,132 ratings.