Midwestern Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Ratings: 716
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 5
Gots: 63 | 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: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.

Midwestern Pale Ale comes out of the bottle a full, mostly transparent golden color. A frothy off-white head forms about an inch high initially, but it fades quickly to a few wisps on top of the beer.

The aroma is fairly light. There is a biscuity malt presence for sure. Grassy, slightly floral, with a little bit of lemongrass in the hop aroma. Overall the nose is pretty light, though.

Unfortunately the flavor really follows the nose. There is a bit of malt sweetness up front with a biscuity tone to it. A rising bitterness has a mostly grassy character, with a little bit of citrus and lemongrass as well. The finish is lemony and bitter, with a rather unpleasant aftertaste. There is not that much here, and what is here is not that good.

The mouthfeel is within the normal range for this style. Smooth, filtered, with a lightly crisp and moderately creamy carbonation. The body is a little bit lighter than medium for what I would expect.

I am rather let down by this offering from Bell's. I can usually pick something up from them and feel confident knowing that it will be a solid beer. While there is not anything technically wrong with this beer, I feel they are insulting the great beers that come out of the Midwest.

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Midwestern Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
76 out of 100 based on 716 ratings.