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Midwestern Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Midwestern Pale AleMidwestern Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
77
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642 Ratings
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Ratings: 642
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 5
Gots: 34 | 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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CHickman

New York

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
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Flight317

Indiana

3/5  rDev -10.4%

06-20-2014 19:21:51 | More by Flight317
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Brew33

Ohio

3/5  rDev -10.4%

06-17-2014 13:57:38 | More by Brew33
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freewill35

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

06-16-2014 22:03:56 | More by freewill35
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slusk

Virginia

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.

06-15-2014 21:18:27 | More by slusk
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civicm87

New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

06-15-2014 20:18:22 | More by civicm87
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ChipChaight

New York

3.25/5  rDev -3%

06-14-2014 23:50:48 | More by ChipChaight
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ascags

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

06-14-2014 23:42:57 | More by ascags
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ali1987

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -3%

06-14-2014 18:26:38 | More by ali1987
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clfrost

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

06-14-2014 11:15:58 | More by clfrost
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -3%

06-14-2014 03:54:12 | More by kylehay2004
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Focusf111

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -3%

06-13-2014 02:56:37 | More by Focusf111
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dbossman

Nebraska

3.71/5  rDev +10.7%

A: Light apricot hue with a large 2-inch, foamy head; nice retention and decent lacing

S: Some floral and citrus hops but mostly loads of bready and toasty malts; they (hops and grains) play well off each other but it's pretty subdued overall

T: More citrus hop bitterness in the flavors--lots more--lemon rind especially; the bready slightly sweet malts them come in and balance things out

F: Medium body and fairly creamy

O: A decent, easy-going pale ale; nice amount of hop bitterness to balance the malts but I wish there was more aromatic hops to put this over the top and make it more than what it ends up being: a decent little beer that is easy to put down and non-offensive but nothing that turns heads either

06-13-2014 02:25:39 | More by dbossman
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LukeK

Indiana

3/5  rDev -10.4%

06-12-2014 18:17:54 | More by LukeK
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cd34

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3%

06-12-2014 02:11:41 | More by cd34
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erialbill

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3%

06-12-2014 01:04:54 | More by erialbill
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jabo134

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

06-11-2014 02:25:50 | More by jabo134
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bzach

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -3%

06-09-2014 05:27:59 | More by bzach
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williahd

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -3%

06-08-2014 19:30:57 | More by williahd
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beergoot

Colorado

3/5  rDev -10.4%

Golden amber body with a thick, creamy head; loads of foam rings on the glass. Fully roasted grain smell with a pinch of ripe apricot floating about. Mild grain flavors carrying a soft, sweet maltiness with a dirty hop bitterness underneath it all; cardboard. Soft and smooth feel with a medium-light body; dry.

A fair brew with an overall weird (if not disagreeable) flavor. The malt sweetness is underwhelming while the hop bitterness is too sharp and the overall feel seems overly dry. In many ways it comes across like an astringent slice of semi-dessicated tangerine. I'd give it a second shot, but I'm in no hurry to revisit this beer anytime soon.

06-07-2014 22:35:41 | More by beergoot
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delta490

Virginia

3.33/5  rDev -0.6%

Poured a hazy orange-gold with a thick foamy white head. The head has great retention (aided by huge carbonation in the Sam Adams glass) and leaves some slick lacing. The aroma is very mild with light bread notes and hints of grapefruit citrus. The taste is about the same and seems pretty bland. It's also pretty thin and has a bit too much carbonation for me. It's not terrible, but it could use more flavor.

06-06-2014 21:24:47 | More by delta490
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NickSMpls

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -3%

06-05-2014 23:19:02 | More by NickSMpls
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generallee

New York

4.19/5  rDev +25.1%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The label on the back has a brief description of the beer and it lists the abv at 5.2%.

Appearance: Midwestern Pale Ale has very thick and creamy off white head which hangs on well. It sits on top of a deep golden/light amber body with some hazing and yeast sediment floating around. As I drink it makes lots of cool lacing on the glass.

Smell: It has a sweet bready and malty character with a light herbal, almost mineral like hop note for balance.

Taste / Palate: Up front it has sweet honey and orange marmalade flavor with a smooth bready base underneath. Light herbal and floral hop notes move in and a good balance of hop bitterness to the finish. It has a solid medium to full body and the palate feels smooth and balanced with carbonation.

06-04-2014 08:00:02 | More by generallee
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

06-03-2014 00:34:40 | More by atone315
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wander4

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

05-30-2014 23:44:27 | More by wander4
Midwestern Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
77 out of 100 based on 642 ratings.