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Midwestern Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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506 Ratings
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Ratings: 506
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 13.17%


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: pschul4 on 11-06-2012)
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Iowa

3/5  rDev -10.2%

12-08-2013 01:40:40 | More by Averwo
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2/5  rDev -40.1%

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Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

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Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

04-10-2014 18:12:55 | More by ethanmc12
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

04-10-2014 01:29:44 | More by twkirkby
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours slightly hazed golden with a thin, lasting creamy head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of grain - touch of honey - hint of hay. Pretty clean. Very mild.

The taste is of sweet grain with a honey-like character - a touch of light caramel weaves in and out. Sweetness is balanced by grassy, drying, bitter hop touch in the finish.

It is pretty creamy. Smooth. It has a nice, refreshing lingering dryness.

A sweet, becoming bitter-ish, basic American Pale Ale. It is on the mild/light side of the style spectrum. An easy-drinking, balanced ale.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 21:32:59 | More by jwc215
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District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -10.2%

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Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clouded golden hue, snowy white head, settles to a slim collar.

Aroma: Large citric notes, some spice, plenty of yeast. Hops and yeast, that's what we've got.

Taste: Full-bodied, full of yeast-y goodness, with plenty of vibrant, citric hop notes bouncing on the palate. Much maltier than the average pale ale, and as it's unfiltered, so much more yeast-ier. I have to wonder, though, if this is different that the other Bell's Pale Ale? Is that retired, and this is it's replacement? Good questions. I'm searching for answers.

Without those, I'm still enjoying it for what it is. Hey, there's gobbledygook on the label, and as it's Bell's, it's probably terse, mysterious, perhaps poetic? Here it comes: "A blond ale reminiscent of the golden fields at harvest--made with Michigan-grown barley and a delicious blend of pale malts with a distinctive spicy, floral aroma and taste. We invite you to reap what we've sown."

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Ontario (Canada)

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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Midwestern Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
77 out of 100 based on 506 ratings.