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Midwestern Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Midwestern Pale AleMidwestern Pale Ale

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502 Ratings
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Ratings: 502
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 12.84%


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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Reviews by Dave_in_GR:
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Dave_in_GR

Michigan

3.74/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

Appearance is a light amber with lots of white, foamy head. Nice lacing as well.

Smell is a bit surprising, not a lot of citrus in this, but some floral notes from the hops.

Taste combines floral and spicy flavors with some sweet malts.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with medium carbonation, but there is an unpleasant lingering aftertaste.

Overall this is a surprisingly flavorful ale, the spicy and floral hops are really pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 00:33:36 | More by Dave_in_GR
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Midwestern Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
77 out of 100 based on 502 ratings.