Bell's Pale Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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78
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1,200 Ratings
THE BROS
64
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Bell's Pale AleBell's Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by SheepNutz on 12-11-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,200
Reviews:
620
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
14.58%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
76
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
2.8/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jodio
3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RAFH
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jackalope1977
2.61/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BadFishNY
2.55/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TryThemAllOnce
2.39/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle, packaged date 9/92015 - (over 4 months ago... uh oh.) Poured into a snifter glass.

Never tried any products from Bell's until this one, apparently a poor choice. It does little in any area to impress, very quickly disappearing head, little aroma, a bit over-carbonated, and worst - just does not taste great or even interesting. One of my worst recent buys. Sad that there are 5 more bottles to not enjoy. Will someone take them away?

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Photo of Zylod
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wells2123
2.47/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SMH_NWI
3.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 50marathons
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice clean hop flavor. Lemon and honey in the front.

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Photo of chinchill
3.59/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

{from notes}
A good looking pale ale with a hazy, yellow-golden body topped by a good head.

The aroma is, perhaps lightly mild for a APA and slightly more yeasty. The flavor is mildly fruity and spicy. The hops mainly come out in the finish and aftertaste.

Feel: a bit too light bodied but well set carbonation level.

O: very good.

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Photo of csv
3.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moondoggy68
3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BennyDsIPA
5/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Guiness on top.

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Photo of Ssippisam
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jzlyo
3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Somewhat middle of the road, decent session all around.

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Photo of aasher
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of baile208
1.88/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Seems a little bland and not as flavorful. Smells a little grassy and color is golden amber. Taste is a little musky with hops and malt. Yeasty.

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Photo of Chrissythebeerlover
3.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Not the biggest fan of this one but I do love Bell's. Not very flavorful but still a good beer. If nothing else is around I would 100% drink this!

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Photo of Maiora13
2.94/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Good, light, drinkable. Not as flavorful as other Bell's beers though.

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Photo of Eziel
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Justindemino
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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Bell's Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.43 out of 5 based on 1,200 ratings.
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