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Midwestern Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Ratings: 660
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 12.54%
Wants: 5
Gots: 40 | 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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Bpc24, Jul 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

JakeBarnett, Jul 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

moscow2042, Jul 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

QuadriderMX, Jul 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

todste, Jul 05, 2014
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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.

etoimazo, Jul 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

detroitpat, Jul 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

duceswild, Jul 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

markgugs, Jul 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

319Hawksfan, Jun 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

mmmbeerNY, Jun 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

morrowd3, Jun 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

toppoop, Jun 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

stortore, Jun 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

alostplot, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

Jasoncolliver, Jun 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

baconfromwalmart, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

willardt09, Jun 21, 2014
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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.

CHickman, Jun 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Flight317, Jun 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Brew33, Jun 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

freewill35, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

A: Pours a golden hazy yellow with a dense white head . Very nice head retention and lacing. Appears to be an unfiltered beer or has some wheat... or both.

S: Sweet grainy almost corn like aroma with a nice balance of mild citrus, earthy hops. Has a pit of a pilsner like aroma with maybe some wheat mixed in. Ever so mild creamy caramel in the background.

T: nice sweet somewhat grainy malt up front balanced with a gentle citrusy floral hop. A little but of orange zest with a semi dry tart finish. I get a bit of wheat in there as well.

M: Medium light body with a slight oily mouthfeel followed by an ever so mild astringency. Moderate carbonation and a crisp finish.

O: This is a nice brew. It's fresh and crisp, not quite a lawnmower beer but close. Reminiscent of pilsner hybrid beer with a bit more hop presence. Goes down smooth and the aftertaste is fleeting which means session ale to me. Not the greatest beer ever, but certainly one I would not hesitate to order in a restaurant.

slusk, Jun 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

civicm87, Jun 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

ChipChaight, Jun 14, 2014
Midwestern Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
77 out of 100 based on 660 ratings.