Midwestern Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.19/5 rDev -4.8%
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.
07-09-2014 03:26:54 | More by Strix
3.6/5 rDev +7.5%
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.
07-05-2014 13:06:40 | More by etoimazo
2.91/5 rDev -13.1%
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.
06-21-2014 03:52:29 | More by CHickman
Midwestern Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
77 out of 100 based on 642 ratings.