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Midwestern Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

602 Ratings
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Ratings: 602
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 5
Gots: 26 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pschul4 on 11-06-2012)
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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

07-13-2014 01:33:12 | More by Phoneguy
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-11-2014 13:08:23 | More by InspectorBob
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zacky_U

Michigan

3/5  rDev -10.2%

07-11-2014 12:11:03 | More by zacky_U
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joegard

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-09-2014 19:19:45 | More by joegard
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Strix

Wisconsin

3.19/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear golden, decent initial head, some lacing.

Mostly a pilsnery smell, some grassy hops, and a bit of macro grain.

Macro grain/pilsner dominates the flavor profile as well. Subtle sweet and grassy notes in the finish.

Smooth mouthfeel, minimal carbonation.

This was all right, but didn't really excite me and seems to be rather atypical for an APA.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 03:26:54 | More by Strix
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cl3

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-08-2014 16:56:44 | More by cl3
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

07-07-2014 05:10:44 | More by Bpc24
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

07-06-2014 06:32:45 | More by JakeBarnett
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moscow2042

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -10.2%

07-06-2014 00:38:42 | More by moscow2042
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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

07-05-2014 17:52:08 | More by QuadriderMX
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todste

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

07-05-2014 17:19:38 | More by todste
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etoimazo

Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I was introduced to Bell’s brews on tap about a year ago and was impressed. Since I’m partial to traditional pale ales I picked up a bottle of this to sample at home.

Appearance: Golden with a slight haze and a moderate head, not much lace. Unusual carbonation with visible tiny bubbles or sediment suspended in solution.

Smell: More like a lager than an ale: malty yeasty sweet, little to no hops

Taste: Bready yeast with a crisp hop balance and some spicy bitterness in the aftertaste. Well crafted, nothing harsh about it. I’m particularly curious about this strain of ale yeast.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and sparkling – again, more like a lager than an ale

Overall: True to the pale ale style, this beer impressed me with its balance and its distinctive yeast character. I will seek it out again – especially if it’s fresher than the one I tried.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 13:06:40 | More by etoimazo
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detroitpat

Michigan

3/5  rDev -10.2%

07-03-2014 20:38:40 | More by detroitpat
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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

07-03-2014 14:48:45 | More by duceswild
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

06-30-2014 02:32:36 | More by 319Hawksfan
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

06-27-2014 03:17:57 | More by mmmbeerNY
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Vermont

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

06-26-2014 02:15:32 | More by morrowd3
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Ohio

3/5  rDev -10.2%

06-24-2014 19:08:49 | More by toppoop
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.2%

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Illinois

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Kentucky

4/5  rDev +19.8%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -10.2%

06-21-2014 06:10:56 | More by baconfromwalmart
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willardt09

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

06-21-2014 04:32:25 | More by willardt09
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CHickman

New York

2.91/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours sparkled gold color with a ton of sediment floating around in it like a snow globe and a thick foamy 1 finger eggshell color that was full of bubbles and faded slowly, leaving very nice lacing coating the sides and rings as it went down.

Smells of malt, light caramel, corn or wet brown rice like a macro lager, grass and mild spices; nose did not match the looks and was quite boring, which surprised me.

Tastes of malt, lemon zest, light caramel, faint piney hops, very light coriander, biscuit and then like the nose there was corn or like a macro adjunct lager, grass and herbs; easy to put down and sessionable if you’re not looking for flavor, but damnit this is a Bell’s brew and I expect it to taste very good if not great.

Mouthfeel is very light and almost watery, with mild to average carbonation, a thin, slick feel and a slightly grainy bitterness to end it. Overall it was nothing special and actually went downhill after the pour. Not sure why it’s so dull, but it is and seemed like any old lager that you could grab at a 7-11.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 03:52:29 | More by CHickman
Midwestern Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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