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Midwestern Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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77
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669 Ratings
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Ratings: 669
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 5
Gots: 47 | 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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Ratings: 669 | Reviews: 115 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.75/5  rDev +41.8%

BurnMeInMyBar, May 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

jwat, May 14, 2013
Photo of AmandaSchaefer
3/5  rDev -10.4%

AmandaSchaefer, May 13, 2013
Photo of Roman5150
3.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

bottle into pint glass

appearance: cloudy unfiltered light orange/yellow, huge foamy head

smell: smells more like a lager or a pils than a pale ale, sublte citrus/lemon and faint earthiness

taste: very light flavor, i feel like this is more of a lager than a pale ale, not much hop presence. Watery, and very bready flavors come through in the finish, hint of Rye as well.

mouthfeel: not much carbonation, very very light on the palate

overall: A great summer pils or lager type beer, I don't understand why this is labeled a Pale Ale, probably explains the poor reviews. Either way, if you're looking for a hoppy pale ale, look elsewhere, if you want a smooth summer beer that tastes more like a czech pils or lager (a very good one at that) try this, it has subtle flavors but not much complexity. Great session beer.

Roman5150, May 13, 2013
Photo of Bill235
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Bill235, May 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

HarmonMW, May 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Slay40, May 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Artjsantos, May 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

george42, May 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

BMart, May 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

markcp, May 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

Gatordaddy, May 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

ZEB89, May 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

amcaleh, May 02, 2013
Photo of stewart124
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Back of the bottles labels this a home grown blonde ale.

Hazy orange to dark gold in color. Nice white lacing.

Nose has plenty of bread in the nose. Spice and light citrus from the hops.

Medium bodied with a tasty dose of spicy hops. Peppercorns, bread and a lemon zest help pull this off. Light in bitterness for an American pale ale but seemingly on target for a blonde ale. Lots of biscuity character that builds well with the noble hops. Sharp finish and a dry spicy bite.

I feel that I should be reviewing this as a blonde ale and not an APA. This is a very nice blonde ale and a mediocre pale ale. I can see why it would review so poorly.

stewart124, Apr 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

bpfrush, Apr 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

yuenglingade, Apr 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

LuckyJohn, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of Maninthearena
3.34/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance- Pale Orange/amber. Pretty Cloudy.

Nose- Citrus and malted barley.

Taste- Some American hop undertones (grapefruit-like bitterness) mixed into some malt and grains. Maybe a little tannin character coming through, but not enough to conjure up the harvest as pictured on the bottle.

Mouthfeel- Crisp with some fine carbonation, a little thin for my liking. Could be so much more of a beer with some more heft.

Overall- A decent beer, but not one of Bell's best. Went downhill from pour moving towards the finish.

Maninthearena, Apr 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

psmith161, Apr 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

plato, Apr 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

StoutIrish, Apr 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

rmehughes, Apr 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

klesniew, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of thedoubler55
3.09/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: A cloudy gold color when you pour almost brown like caramel, has almost no head at the top and very minimal lacing.

S: Slight hints of corn, and the malts come through.

T: Nothing special at all with this beer, smells like a normal pilsner and taste like one too, was not impressed with the taste on this one. The taste is bland with corn and malts throughout slight hop notes.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: Overall I would have to say this was the worst beer I have had from Bell's, there was nothing good about it.

thedoubler55, Apr 17, 2013
Midwestern Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
77 out of 100 based on 669 ratings.