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Midwestern Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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77
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712 Ratings
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Ratings: 712
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 5
Gots: 62 | FT: 1
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:
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(Beer added by: pschul4 on 11-06-2012)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden-amber. Brilliant but with significant amounts of sediment, despite pouring with care. Yeasty film sediment left in the bottom of the bottle. Three-quarter inch , off-white, creamy head formed. The heads dissipated quicker than desired but retained 1/8 inch after a few minutes. Fresh malt and hop nose. Crisp palate and delicious modestly bitter lingering. Certainly moreish! Rather modest carbonation. Highly developed Belgian lace. A delicious ale!

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I saw this at Save On and it looked new-to-me so I grabbed one. I'll cut to the conclusion - I would gladly grab some any time.

This pale ale comes out mirky. Very mirky, in fact. That was unexpected and interesting. It has great head and lace. The aroma hits you pretty quickly after opening - great finishing hops. Truly a first rate aroma for the style.

Next you taste it and you are treated to a dry, hoppy, mildly bitter (not over the top). It is extremely well balanced - perfect for the style. The aftertaste is pleasantly bitter but fresh.

I could see this as an outstanding session beer. I want more!

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4.33/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Bell's imperial pint.
5.2% ABV, 11511 PKGD 10/27/12

A - I have a Bell's bumper sticker which I've since turned into a magnet that reads, "If God wanted us to filer our beer, he wouldn't have given us livers." It comes as no surprise to me, then, for this bright pale goldenrod beer to be filled, bottom to top, with suspended particles. After all, I did dump the whole beer in the pint which produced a loose, tall white head. Plenty of lace coats the glass after said head disappeared.

S - Deliciously grainy pale malt does well to whisk one away to the scene of the painting; an open field of grain and light fall breeze. Notes of pilsner sweetness are tucked behind providing good balance to the light hop experience. Subtle floral attributes brush against the bigger herbal earthy notes for a laid-back, Midwestern aroma.

T - Malts and hops come together in mutual matrimony, celebrating each others presence without ever becoming dominant. Grainy pale malt gives this beer a nice farm feel, again, and the herbal, earthy hops mimic that notion while subtle pilsner malt sweetness and smoothness frolics with gentle floral attributes in the background.

M - Smooth feeling with a light carbonation prickle, this pale has a sturdy malty body but isn't sweet per se. It's also not bitter or hoppy, though it leans slightly in that direction, finishing with a kiss of dryness that brings you back for another sip.

O - A lawnmower beer at it's finest, Bell's Midwest Pale Ale perfectly captures the Midwest mindset in regards to drinkability and hop usage; easy going and balanced. The label captures the spirit of the beer equally as well; simple, steadfast, and free. This pale has nice flavor and nuances if you're looking for a "lighter" beer to kick back with and enjoy but it will also work tremendously well with a number of foods. Well done, very well done.

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Pours a cloudy golden with a superlative white head and attractive tree-line lace. Lovely!

Nose is crisp malts and a snappy citrus hops presence. Seems balanced and enticing.

Taste is nicely hopped, but not overly so given the style. I get a complementary malt bill alongside the hops. Overall, a perfectly balanced and exemplary pale ale. Top marks for the style.

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Midwestern Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
77 out of 100 based on 712 ratings.