Boon Companion
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #1,736
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
84
Ranked #32,139
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 9.92%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
41
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Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
 
Michigan, United States
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3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

We all know that hops nudge up against herbal, grassy, and leafy qualities, but the Bell's brewers churn out an American pale ale that celebrates that urge- to overcome its citrusy underpinnings and to promote the vegetation of beer in its bright and radiant form.

Pale copper and with a faint haze, the beer's scent rolls onto the nose with lemon, grapefruit, orange and a grassy and herbal counterpart that radiates soundly to the nose. Its taste is pleasant with caramel, angel-food and an overall graham cracker tone.

The middle palate relinquishes the bulk of its sweetness and allows the citrus and herb to give way to a billowing bitterness of pine, grass, lemon and tea. Its malty backbone plays into the tea-like herbs and citrus hops by giving them an elegant, simple malt taste that rounds the bitterness gracefully.

Finishing clean, verbena-like and bitter, the crisp and refreshing flavors lead to malty-dry textures seamlessly. Spicy of lemongrass, lemon peel and sassafras, the beer's dryness is its redeeming property while the taste tightens and the brisk hop bite takes hold- perfect for American pizza, wings or a whole breadth of American food.

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3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-medium amber per color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-bready malt, tangerine, lemon, little grassy

T-bread dough, tangerine, lot of lemon, herbal, mild bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-interesting pale ale, but too much lemon verbena flavor comes through for my liking

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Boon Companion from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 41 ratings