Midwestern Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Ratings: 715
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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Photo of Bill235
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of HarmonMW
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Slay40
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Artjsantos
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of george42
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of BMart
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of markcp
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Gatordaddy
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of ZEB89
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of amcaleh
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of stewart124
3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Photo of bpfrush
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of yuenglingade
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of LuckyJohn
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Maninthearena
3.34/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of psmith161
3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of klesniew
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of thedoubler55
3.09/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Tone
3.81/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy, golden/copper color. 5/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of hops, hop oils, slight floral hops, sweet malt, hint of pale malt, and a hint of earthy malt. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hops, sweet malt, slight pale malt, hint of citrus (grapefruit?), hint of nuts, hint of roasted malt, and a hint of floral hops. Overall, not complex, but good appearance and session-able.

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2/5  rDev -40.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Midwestern Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
76 out of 100 based on 715 ratings.